Spring is in full effect! The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and summer plans/trips and being put into place! I decided to get a jump start on my travels recently by taking a extended weekend trip to Columbus, Ohio to visit my brother, his fiancée and my new baby nephew. It was my first time visiting Ohio and I knew it wasn’t a place known for adventures, but just as any trip I take I was hoping for a fun time. I ended up having such a good time that I had to share all the deets! 🙂
Although my destination was Columbus, I stayed at my brother’s house in a town called “Dublin”. I nicknamed the town “the land of the manicured lawns” because literally every grain of grass that I saw was perfectly green and some lawns were accompanied by bushes that were trimmed into sculptures (No lie!).
I am naturally a big foodie and I’m down for trying just about anything, although due to my gluten intolerance (boo!) I pay the price for indulging. I started off with a post Cinco de Mayo celebration at “Nada” in downtown Columbus, complete with chicken tacos, sweet chili glazed fries & cocktails (Mexican heaven!). I later celebrated my awesome photographers bday with a late night at “The Goat” in Dublin. It’s technically an apartment clubhouse/pool house/ beach volleyball court, but they have THE BEST tater tots served with a beer battered cheese that is reminiscent of super cheesy mashed potatoes (sweet baby Jesus!). Later, I went to “SuperChefs” in Gahana. If you ever find yourself in this restaurant, PLEASE do yourself a favor and order “The Jaugernaut”, which is a sandwich consisting of red velvet waffles and fried eggs as the bun, cheese and fried chicken as the filling (literally drooling as I’m typing!).
As much as this food adventure was amaze balls and may have cost me three pounds of extra weight on my hips, the best part was connecting with my family and my baby nephew. As many of you may know through my past post, I am super close with my family, so I truly cherish anytime that I get to spend with them.
I feel like God has consistently made a way for me to be able to spend time with my family even though we live in different states and have our own busy lives. I’m always able to make time to pull the plug for a weekend and forget about schedules and work to really fuel myself up with the love and support that I need the most.
I’m forever grateful for extended weekend trips, and even more grateful for heavenly food that is rooted from the good ole south! 🙂
Photographer: Najah Cobb (@russianroulette)
XO- Chrissy Joy