If you know me you know I have a lot of hobbies. Some would say I have too many…
This past weekend I took the boy to Ohio and introduced him to Briarwood Sporting Club in Bellefontaine and a really amazing Loose Meat sandwich at the original Maid Rite sandwich shop in Greenville.
Briarwood is located on almost 500 acres of immaculately cared for property and offers 16 lakes with 11 different fish species as well as hunting opportunities in the fall. I was the lucky winner of a discounted 1-year membership at a Ducks Unlimited auction last fall. It’s not a cheap membership but after spending some time there I think it’s going to be a place we escape to many times a year.
Greenville Ohio is the home of Kitchen Aid and it has an amazing store that carries just about every make, model, and color the company currently makes in its factory down the road. It also has a little museum in the basement that helps tell the history of the infamous mixer the company is known for. I always have to stop in and usually end up bringing a new product or accessory home. This time around I picked up some replacement parts for my stand mixer as well as a cold-brew coffee maker (future review in the works).
The Maid-Rite restaurant is about as old school as it gets. Loose Meat sandwiches, chips, and drinks are the only things on the menu. Somewhere in its history people started sticking gum on the building and after all these years it’s practically covered in it. A little gross but it’s a tradition evidently.
Although the weather wasn’t the most cooperative we really enjoyed our day-trip to Ohio and are looking forward to the next one!
10-04-2017 – Still one of my favorite time-lapse videos of all time. I happened to find it again while cleaning up some old posts on the blog & thought I’d repost for those of you who might not have seen it the first time.
02-16-2012 – I’m experimenting with time-lapse Photography and it reminded me of this fantastic example. This is a cross-country drive from LA to NY in an old convertible. The imagery is mesmerizing and the music is very catchy. If I can come up with something 1/10th as good as this I’ll be very happy. Enjoy!
Found an interesting website earlier this month called Historic
Indianapolis. I think I ended up there after a post on the Facebook Group Indianapolis Long Ago, which I’m a member (lurking more than contributing). Lot’s of fun facts about the great city of Indianapolis at both locations. I’ve really got the bug to get out of the suburbs and give “city life” a try in Downtown Indianapolis. Not sure I’d make it there more than a few years without wanting to get back to the Urban Sprawl but it would be a fun experiment.
Really nice travel article in the NY Times called From Montreal to Minnesota, by Inland Sea by Porter Fox. He spent 6 days on a cargo ship crossing the Great Lakes and checking out the sights along the way. Evidently this is a totally legit trip and cargo ships offer this in limited quantities. Probably going to be booked for a while after this article gets circulated.
Keeping on the maritime theme this morning the NY Times wrote about the only floating Zip Code in the US. It’s a mail boat that meets up with cargo ships, like the ones in the previously mentioned article, and delivers mail, packages and supplies. Sounds like a great summer job for someone a lot younger than me.
Finally, in the food department, Hostess is rolling out Deep Fried Twinkies in a Walmart frozen food aisle near you. Preliminary reviews have actually been positive piquing my interest just enough to maybe try in the near future.
Have a great week out there & like it or not Fall will be here Thursday, September 22. Get those outdoor activities planned!
“Scandal” might be too strong a word. But you’d think the TSA would have been ashamed when hackers released 3D-printer files for its master keys, which can open any any TSA-recommended luggage lock. Does the TSA feel ashamed? Not even close. – Source: Gizmodo
SO, Mr. Traveler, that fancy TSA Approved lock you picked up at the luggage store is just giving you a false sense of security. It didn’t help that the Washing Post ran an article with a clear picture of every type of key. All it took was someone with the right 3D Printer software to mock-up a sample & release the templates to the world.
Another thing to add to the list of why flying sucks…
- Yesterday TV Chef Mario Batali came to town for a book signing at the recently opened Market District in Carmel. Liz Biro at the Indy Star had the chance to speak with him and ask a series of great questions from her readers.
- A NY Times journalist made the trip to Cuba to try and snag a box of hand-rolled smokes from the source and wrote an interesting piece on what it’s like to visit. Cuba is on my bucket list & I want to make it there before it gets commercialized.
- The anti-encryption debate heats up in the days after the Paris attacks. It doesn’t help that ISIS claims to be using Apple’s iMessage for communication. Wired has a piece on the state of Operational Security (OPSEC) and what the recently released guide being used by ISIS could mean for all of our privacy going forward.
- And finally this week Medium has a Long Form article about a depressed photographer and his 40,000km trip around the world that took an amazing 4 years to complete… On a bicycle! Great images in this one.
That’s it for now. Fingers crossed that Matt Hasselbeck can pull off a win this week!