The Buckeye State

Ohio country roads. We didn’t make it to the larger cities in Ohio like Cleveland or Columbus. On this drive we were headed to the airport in Detroit to fly back to Washington State.

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It was always a treat to see a horse and buggy although it was scary to see scenes like this next one.

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A tanker passing the buggy on the road.

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Millersburg

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We stopped at this General Store near Sunnyslope before we drove through Nashville, Ohio.

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Word of Truth Bible Church in Nashville, Ohio.

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First Presbyterian Church in Loudonville was having a Ham and Bean Supper. Loudonville is in the heart of Mohican Country.

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Just after Hayesville we connected to Highway 30 to head west and connected to 75 north onward to Michigan. We stopped in Toledo, Ohio for lunch. Toledo was the largest city we navigated on this trip.

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Holy Toledo! Many of us have heard the expression, but where did it come from?

The origin of the exclamation “Holy Toledo!” is the subject of much speculation. One suggestion is the name came about because of the heavy concentration of churches located on Collingwood Boulevard, according to the Greater Toledo Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Also, the City of Toledo, Spain, after which the American city is named, is often called “the Holy City of Toledo.”

Other suggestions of origin are not religious, but may be more likely. Holy Week has always been the worst week at the box office for show business; old-time Vaudeville actors contended that any week in Toledo was Holy Week. Toledoans Joe E. Brown and Danny Thomas popularized the term as they became nationally known performers.

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This Ghost Sign says Lucas County Board of Elections.

to-dtw-048After driving around this area looking for a spot that was open to have lunch we settled on the Ye Olde Durty Bird. It was open and there was parking across the street. Sometimes those are the best reasons to choose a spot in a downtown area. Thankfully it was good.

Time will tell if I link up to any memes this weekend. Got some laziness going on. How’s your Saturday going?

I will link up to InSPIREd Sunday and to the Barn Collective and to Monday Mural and signs, signs.

Thank you to Beth, Sally, Tom, Oakland Daily Photo and Lesley.

23 thoughts on “The Buckeye State

  1. Just you enjoy a lazy weekend, Ellen! you deserve it after the miles you’ve covered in the past few months! I have really been enjoying seeing your trip photos and these are no exception!

  2. Enjoyed this tour of the Buckeye State. Millersburg is definitely menno country – I know some peeps there! We have a small town called Hayesville in our area too. Love that little general store – you find the greatest places!

  3. WOW, Ellen you sure saw some great things on your Ohio trip, barns, churches, murals, signs! You sure covered all the bases. Thanks for sharing your barn pictures, I appreciate having you here this week. Please stop back when you can.

  4. I once spent a week in Indiana in the fall, and my memories, and inner images, from that short trip are still so vivid and so precious. Thank you for these gorgeous pictures of big sky and small detail that bring lots of it back! And thank you again for your kind comments on my ;little blog. Very humbling from one like you xx

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