The Shawshank Trail in Mansfield, Ohio

The Shawshank Trail in Mansfield, Ohio: If you like spooky, creepy places mixed with some nostalgia then this road trip is for you! The movie, The Shawshank Redemption has been consistently ranked as one of the best movies of all time. It speaks to feelings of setting right personal injustices and making the best outContinue reading “The Shawshank Trail in Mansfield, Ohio”

Vibe Coffeehouse Cafe Lima

Vibe Coffeehouse Cafe Lima, Ohio: My family recently attended Lima Land Poetry Slam open mic night and mural kickoff event at the brand new Lima’s Vibe Coffee House & Cafe. The Lima Mural Project was also there painting a mural for the back of the building. This hip and comfy cafe is inviting the communityContinue reading “Vibe Coffeehouse Cafe Lima”

First Friday Dayton Ohio Photos

First Friday Dayton Ohio Photos- Dayton’s Free First Friday (5-10PM) during the warm months is a great time to get out in the community and enjoy new art gallery exhibits, street performances, live demonstrations, local music, restaurants, roaming entertainers, and shopping deals. This monthly event (The first Friday of every month) hosts dozens of localContinue reading “First Friday Dayton Ohio Photos”

Wagtown Dog Trail in Dayton

We explored the first in the nation, Wagtown Dog Trail in Dayton, Ohio. It is a two-mile, dog-friendly walk that connects Webster Station to the Oregon District. It is a place where “dog lovers can meet other dog lovers”, find pet-friendly businesses, and much more. There are “Barking Spots” along the way with resting spotsContinue reading “Wagtown Dog Trail in Dayton”

Photos of Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

Photos of Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum in Hamilton, Ohio- near Cincinnati, Ohio. This 300+ acre park includes outdoor sculptures, an 1820 pioneer house, hiking trails, an Ancient Sculpture Museum, and a modern Gallery. We enjoyed taking photos as we drove and hiked through colorful meadows, forests, lakes, and gardens. We opted to rentContinue reading “Photos of Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park”

A Day in Lima Ohio

Welcome to, “A Day In Lima Ohio”! But first, an introduction….during the twentieth century, Lima experienced the typical boom and bust years of Ohio’s other industrialized cities. In the early twentieth century, the oil industry continued to prosper as did Lima’s production of railroad products. As the oilfields dried up and Americans chose car andContinue reading “A Day in Lima Ohio”

Photos of Wegerzyn Gardens

Photos of Wegerzyn Gardens and the Dayton Playhouse Theater in Dayton, Ohio. this is a beautiful, pet-friendly Metropark with 10 formal gardens, a children’s garden, a nature trail, and a Swamp Forest boardwalk (all FREE), plus the Dayton Playhouse Theater. The gardens also connect with a long bike trail. Address: 1301 E Siebenthaler Ave, Dayton,Continue reading “Photos of Wegerzyn Gardens”

One Day in Wapakoneta, Ohio

One Day in Wapakoneta, Ohio…Most people who stop by Wapakoneta, Ohio do so because this is the birthplace of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon. Therefore, most people naturally stop at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum, which is great, but there is more to see in this charming little town. After theContinue reading “One Day in Wapakoneta, Ohio”

The Cox Arboretum and Gardens

The Cox Arboretum and Gardens MetroPark is a 189-acre arboretum and park. There are nature trails, woods, a children’s area, a bridge, a creek, and a lookout tower. Cox Arboretum and Gardens MetroPark is FREE, pet-friendly (dogs must be leashed), and open for picnics. Features of the park Bell Children’s Maze– Parents can view fromContinue reading “The Cox Arboretum and Gardens”

Bellwether Alternative Music Festival

Bellwether Alternative Music Festival, a 3-stage music fest with camping, is an annual summer event that takes place at the Ohio Renaissance Festival grounds in Waynesville, Ohio. It is a short 15 minutes from Dayton and 35 minutes from Cincinnati. Thanks for reading Bellwether Alternative Music Festival. Scroll down to see pics. Click here toContinue reading “Bellwether Alternative Music Festival”

Under Findlay Market Tour Cincinnati

Under Findlay Market Tour Cincinnati takes you around the town and below the market to discover secret spaces (i.e. speakeasies). See the newly uncovered and historic brewery tunnels at the QUEEN CITY UNDERGROUND TOUR. It is their most popular tour and one of the best walking tours in Cincinnati- TripAdvisor traveler’s choice! American Legacy ToursContinue reading “Under Findlay Market Tour Cincinnati”

The Secret Trails in Wapakoneta & Cridersville

The Secret Trails in Wapakoneta & or Cridersville may only be known to the locals. If you Google “trails” in these towns you might be led to believe that there aren’t any trails there. Not true. If you are looking for a new place to walk or run and you are in the area, IContinue reading “The Secret Trails in Wapakoneta & Cridersville”

The Purple People Bridge

The Purple People Bridge and The Cincinnati Riverwalk, at Smale Riverfront Park, are must-stops on your visit to Cincinnati, Ohio. The Cincinnati Riverwalk (or Ohio River Trail), at Smale Riverfront Park, is 4 miles long (Cincinnati to Kentucky) and offers a lovely view of the Cincinnati skyline. We visited the Purple People Bridge (i.e. TheContinue reading “The Purple People Bridge”

Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY

The Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky is just south of Cincinnati, Ohio, and showcases exhibits of Noah’s family and their animals (also dinosaurs) as well as theories on the world’s existence. Ark Encounter has a Christian religious and creationist theme. Noah’s Ark is the large boat in the Biblical Genesis flood story through which GodContinue reading “Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY”

Explore Loveland Castle near Cincinnati

Loveland Castle near Cincinnati (Loveland Park, Ohio)- Château Laroche is an amazing museum situated next to the Little Miami River. Designed after a historical European castle, Harry Andrews began building this structure by hand in the 1920s. He was a Boy Scout troop leader, World War I veteran, and medievalist. He kept working on thisContinue reading “Explore Loveland Castle near Cincinnati”