Sunday, April 15, 2018
The Ohio's beckoned me
The Ohio's (yes, plural, because there is no unified State of anything in Ohio) called my name and I harkened back that "YES! I'm coming..."
The Ohio Genealogical Society had its annual meeting in Columbus, and I will ALWAYS go to that event when it's in Columbus because it's on my home turf.
Cookie is now heading home to Baltimore. Leaving everything behind that I hold dear, with the exception of my husband, the dogs, and our house, which are in Baltimore.
I shall miss the grocery stores, the pizza, the manageable traffic and that feeling that it is safe to drive just about anywhere, at any time of the day. Menards, BD's Mongolian BBQ, Hell even Wendy's*. And the FRIENDS! ALL. BETTER. IN. OHIO.
The suitcases are loaded down with Ballreich's potato chips. I wish there were a real way to transport the pizzas and the subs that I ate.
I learned lots and lots about genealogy that I already knew, and remain totally bamboozled by the DNA aspect of it. I know enough to get through the basics, but the glory of the chromosome browser really escapes me.
But it also reminds me that Summer travel is already booked up! Trips back to Ohio, to one Chicago, and one, we hope back to Los Angeles.
*Wendy's in Maryland and northern Virginia are beyond disgusting. Run down, stark, ancient buildings. It's so bad that they sued the franchise holder, DavCo, for the region in 2015. DavCo claims that Wendy's business plans are unrealistic. Well, the outlets are still nasty, with "yellow" roofs - yes, YELLOW. Unfortunately, nothing has changed, here, while the rest of the country the outlets are, for fast food, fabu. That tells me it is still in litigation. So whenever we travel, we scope out a Wendy's for old time sake. You can read more here, here and here.