Friday, June 18, 2010

A little trip

My hubs had a business trip to Ohio this week, so Carson and I decided to tag along. (mainly for the swimming pool in the hotel) :)   The trip was to Perrysburg, Ohio and who knew what  a treat we were in for!  This is the most adorable, quaint little place!  It is so sweet and immaculate....I didn't seen one piece of trash or one unkempt lawn...these people must all have OCD! lol :)  Just kidding if you live there!! :)

This is our hotel...



I know, kinda average, but look at everything around it..!



It's called Levis Commons



Our hotel set right behind the most adorable shopping center ever!



Isn't it the sweetest architecture for a little strip mall!


Of course, I spent a lot of time in here.......


We bought my hubby a father's day gift in there!
They had metal sculptures and we got him a drumset...he LOVED it!
We had to go ahead and give it to him because we didn't have anywhere to hide it. lol

Carson and I walked to the shopping center everyday.
On our way we stopped and played here.....



The checkers to this set were as big as your head...it was HUGE!!!  (and fun) :)



It felt like we were walking through the park on a nice summer day...everything was just beautiful!

OH, Carson needs you to know that we found an EB Game store...he got a new (well new to him) DS game...he was happy from then on. :)


I LOVED this store! We don't have one of these where I live...or if we do, I haven't found it yet.
This was a VERY cool store, it carried everything garden!


I liked it so much I took pictures to share with you guys.  The lady working there gave me a funny look while I was clicking my camera over and over, I explained that I had all these wonderful blogging buddies that needed to see all the cool stuff they carried...she said, "oh free advertising for us"! I said, "exactly". :)

Here's some of the cool stuff they had!~





Those green balls were covered with the softest carpet! (but I don't think they would hold up in a garden...hmm...guess not everything in the store was gardeny)

This was my favorite spot in the store...


One of the cloches had a hand blown bird on top..swoon!! 
I really wanted it, but I don't have one more spot for a cloche in my house! (besides it was $40 and I'm trying to be frugal on this trip)


I liked to shop, but this is what Carson wanted to do the whole trip....



Yep, the pool or the hot tub! 
I couldn't pay him to get in the hot tub the first day,
but by the last day I couldn't knock him out of it! lol



We saw this fountain everyday...this was the only pic I could get without a kid somewhere in it!
Guess it's a popular place to play! (gee I don't know why!)




We saw some really pretty houses while we were there...
this is my version of a drive by shooting!~ :)
(I'm surprised it's not super blurry cause we really were driving by when I shot it!!)




Isn't she lovely?



On the way to Perrysburg Ohio, I took this picture.
It's a statue in front of the Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio
and it's called King of Kings.
Anyway, this is what it looked like on the way to Ohio....



Isn't it beautiful!


This is what it looked like on the way home....

:-(


Right after I took that first picture, a storm moved in and lightening struck the statue...
it burned to the ground and even damaged part of the church.
I read it cost $250.000 to build...I sure hope it was insured.
I imagine I got the last, or at least one of the very last, pictures of the statue.
This makes me sad. :(


So that is our short trip all rolled up into a blog post!
Sorry there was no Treasures and Trinkets Thursday this week, I forgot it was Thursday! :-o
Does anyone else do that...get there days mixed up when they're away from home?!~
Silly me!

Oh well!
Blessings
Melissa


8 comments:

Linda said...

I heard about the statue on the news...how weird! Your trip looks like a lot of fun~ thanks for sharing it!

Marilyn said...

Delightful trip and pictures. Oh, to have seen the statue of Jesus, would have been fun. But, I knew it was the one that burned when I saw it. Love the house with the bunting hanging on the front porch. ♥♫

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Missy...Looks like your little trip was a lot of fun! I did see the news about that statue...what a shame! But they will rebuild. I can't believe that you got to see the before and after! I had 2 of my grandkids for the last few days so I am really behind in blog reading...Going to try and hit some garage sales tomorrow! Have a wonderful weekend!~Hugs, Patti

aimee said...

shocker! glad you got to spend time with your family. the garden store is amazing!
blessings,
aimee

sewingseeds4U said...

I was a little worried when you hadn't posted...glad to see you had some fun and did some shopping, oh wait, is there a difference, lol. Talk to you soon. Blessings, Patty

Jenny said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful trip Melissa, what a beautiful town! We heard about the statue that burnt down all the way here in Australia, it is so weird to see the photos on your blog! We saw the after shot but never the before, so thanks for posting that! And that house with the flags on the porch = gorgeous!!! Have a great weekend!
Jen

Robyn said...

What a lovely trip! How nice to have a few days AWAY! I'm a bit envious! The town certainly looked lovely! I have to tell you, my heart just dropped with the last photo. THat is just so incredibly sad. It was an incredible sculpture, I hope they redo it!

My Cottage Charm said...

I have since heard that they do plan on re-doing the King of Kings statue...I'm so glad! :-)

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