It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, August 12, 2013

Chapter 8, Page 12, Book 13


Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.  


This is just one of many towns we went through on the Lincoln Highway.  

On the right hand side of the picture above is the bottom of one of the many courthouse buildings we got to see.  Each county in Ohio has a county seat and that is where the County Courthouse is located.  I wish I had thought to have taken pictures of these old buildings.  Each one had a varied ornate architecture.  They don't make buildings like those any more.

After we'd get through the towns we'd be out in the country with field after field of corn and soybeans.  Ohio has a lot of corn and soybeans for sure.  A lot of the parking for the BUY WAY sales was right on the side of the road.  We passed a lot of them up just because the parking was a bit precarious, but there were some we stopped for too.

The people along this route really get into garage and yard sales and we saw sale after sale along the route

This red white and blue sign,  pictured below, was in one of the yards where we stopped.  The L is for the Lincoln Highway.  There were also roadside signs all along the way to guide us on the route and that was indeed appreciated as we struggled more than once to stay on track.

There are a lot of Amish people in Ohio and horse and buggies on the highway were a common sight.  Many of the sales offered Amish baked goods and handmade items too.

It was always a bit of relief to get by them, but passing wasn't always possible.  With going up and down hills and around bends in the road you really had to be careful.

You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.

William Hazlitt

The town squares were all very colorful and this is one of many I got a picture of.  The flowers were outstanding, but I don't think this picture caught it very well.

More tomorrow about some of the sights in western Ohio.

There's a book that tells you where you should go on your vacation.  It's called your checkbook. 

Author Unknown


linda m said...

Thanks for the travel photos - they look so interesting. Blessings

jack69 said...

Beautiful, and we too were thrilled with the great fields of Soy & Corn here in Ohio. The Lincoln Hiway is a beautiful trip for sure, hope to travel it one day.
Love the sign someone did, "Every thing you Never needed!!" Ain't it the truth...
Enjoying the trip. Thanks.... We just love to travel. Hits the spot!


Doesn't Lincoln Hwy turn into Rt. 30 in spots along the way???