Last weekend we seized the opportunity for a road trip and met up with my brother and his family in Columbus, Ohio. None of us had visited before, so we were pretty excited about our little adventure. Now that we are back, I am happy to say that we had a great time and would not hesitate to return!
Our first stop on our trip was the German Village. The German Village is a sizable historic district in Columbus largely settled by German immigrants in the early to mid-nineteenth century. The Village is populated with charming brick buildings with impressive craftsmanship and details. Although we visited on a Saturday, the neighborhood was pretty quiet and we enjoyed ambling along the streets admiring the buildings and brilliant spring gardens. I could walk there for hours!
|Mary B's in The Red Stable--full of local art|
In Mary B's we found creations from local artists. My heaven! Helen Winnemore's down the street holds two floors full of American-made items. Some truly beautiful items crafted by gifted artisans! While in the area, do not miss The Book Loft which has 32 rooms of books. The Book Loft is truly an adventure and you may get lost inside--but that is ok since you will be in book heaven!
|Helen Winnemore's cache of treasures.|
|A maze of books at The Book Loft.|
|Schmidt's is a tradition!|
|Fudge, buckeyes and more!|
|Time to play at Schiller Park!|