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Featured, Food, Ohio

Best. Frosting. Ever. (Columbus)

September 10, 2019

When Mr. Baseball Fan was first planning this trip, he casually commented that I probably wasn’t interested in going to Columbus, and I might or might not have shrieked, “THERE’S A HUGE CHIHULY EXHIBIT IN COLUMBUS AND YOU CAN’T KEEP ME FROM GOING!”

Ahem.  I’ve been a big fan of Dale Chihuly’s astonishing glass work ever since we went to his gallery in Seattle a few years ago (L.A. Angels annihilated the Mariners 10 -3, but the younger kid’s exuberant dancing got the whole family on the JumboTron), and I’m always on the lookout for more of it. So I was more than a little excited to go to the Franklin Park Conservatory.

But before that, we headed over to German Village for lunch at a traditional German restaurant, Schmidt’s. My online searching described the area as a charming, original neighborhood, with close-built houses.  They weren’t kidding. The houses were packed in with scant feet between many of them, and I saw few garages.

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Featured, Food, Indiana

Indiana Once More, With Feeling (South Bend)

August 30, 2019

A few weeks after our previous Indiana trip, I was having lunch with a friend when Mr. Baseball Fan called.

“Hey, babe, what’s up?”

“Do you want to go to South Bend for a game Sunday?”

(thinking) . . . Seriously? Another one? Already? In four days?

“Uh, do you need an answer NOW?”

This time it was his turn to pause. I could tell that he really would have liked an answer rightthissecond, but he also wanted the answer to be “yes.” Mr. BF is very aware that when I’m pushed for snap decisions, the chances of me saying “yes” diminish drastically.

“No, I can wait, but can you let me know SOON?”


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