It is about a 16 hour drive when you count in all the stops. On our way up there we spent the night in St. Louis. The girls do really well in the car. We pack lots of things to color, sticker books, books, and toys. They are old enough now to play games, so we played some "Road Trip Bingo" where they had to find things like a horse, tractor, blue car, gas station, etc.
|Esther and Clara figured out how to nap in the car!|
|Playing with Patrick.|
|Josh fixing some broken areas on Christy's chimney.|
|Cousins doing sparklers.|
|In front of the Reformatory.|
|One wing of cells. This was several stories high.|
|On the shore of Lake Erie|
|At the Glacial Grooves.|
|Biking--this was before getting caught in the storm.|
On our way out of town we went to Lehman's store. It serves the Amish community and has lots of old-timey farm and home supplies. Josh and I could have spent hours there. Josh got an Amish hat, we got a crock-ware pitcher and mug, and we got some foodstuffs. We already have plans to go back next time we are in Ohio.
We ended up driving back all in one day. It was a long drive, but we were glad to be back home. It was a great visit and we are planning to go back to Ohio for Thanksgiving (to get more Ohio beer).