Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Eastbound and Loaded Down

We are just about done with our tour de U.S. and when all is said and done, I will give you stats because holy cow, do we have some stats about our 4-month road trip. I know you are excited and waiting with bated breath.

But before I get ahead of myself, let me recap our latest pitstop, Columbus, Ohio. When we visited Ohio in November, we headed north to visit friends in Cleveland, but this time, we stayed south. Deal's good friend from college, Jason/TheHoss, and girlfriend, Adrianne/Accessory, live there.

Keeping in line with all our other visits with friends and family, the visit involved eating and drinking. The only standard missing this time was a concert, although the boys did watch some concerts on DVD, so maybe that makes up for the lack of a concert.

In any case, we hit up all the Columbus greats during our weekend.

Friday night, we ate at Mr. Sushi. You would not believe that the middle of Ohio has just about the greatest sushi we've ever tasted. We always eat there when we visit Jay in Columbus!Saturday, we attended the 7th Annual Ale Fest. In my role as designated driver, I monitored the intake of ale, as there were 250 potential samples!! If you are feeling bad that I was the DD, don't. I volunteered because can you believe I DO NOT LIKE BEER!!Sunday, we toured the heart of Columbus. We started at Thurman's, a family-owned and long-standing restaurant featured on a variety of food programming, including Man Vs. Food. They offer the Thurmanator burger, which has something like 2 lbs of meat and all the bad fixings for you. We opted to go for the burger with 2,000 less calories though. While the restaurant itself is tiny; the burgers are not. Thurman's definitely leaves a mark on your heart, literally and figuratively.To walk off the calories, we explored the historic German village, which is so, so cute. To replenish the calories we lost on our walk, we bought creme puffs from Schmidt's Restaurant and Sausage Haus, another old, family-owned business and ice cream from the famed Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream at the North Market.Full bellies for the Super Bowl, for sure. We did get out of our food coma long enough to take advantage of the mild temperatures and play some Cornhole!!

And we cleaned out their closets. No, they don't keep food in their closets, they keep clothes in there silly!! We have been inheriting lots of stuff along our road trip and Jay and Adrianne decided we needed a fashion upgrade (we do) and they unloaded their unwanted. Hey, one person's trash is another person's treasure!!

Columbus, we will be back. Next time, we will eat less. Maybe.

Next up, NEW HAMPSHIRE!!!!

3 comments:

Misti said...

Glad you had a fun road trip! Now another fun adventure begins!

Anonymous said...

Always a pleasure reading your blog! Very well-written/entertaining :-)

Van

Anonymous said...

Hey, I was working at Mr. Sushi that day! Sorry about the terrible service that day. It was our first Friday after remodeling and everything was so hectic. Glad you had a good time, though!