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Columbus, OH and Ohio State University

Drove up from Lexington yesterday, Sunday June 3,2007. It was a grueling 202-mile drive. The longest drive in 25 days. Stopped 3 times along the way to fuel up, rest stop and lunch.

The drivers around Cincinnati were courteous, but Columbus is a different story. Columbus is also a larger city, the 15th largest in the US.

Got set up in another very nice state park, Alum Creek State Park immediately north of Columbus.

We have sites right on the lake. So far we have seen rabbits, geese and loads of Robins and Cardinals.



Last night was our first rain in 26 days. It rained last night beginning about 8 and lasted several hours. It washed the dust off the RV and cleansed the air of pollen. This also brought a cold front with the high today expected to reach 74 and cool off to 50 tonight. However, by Thursday it is predicted to be 89. Oh well, we will enjoy while it lasts.

Awoke today at 6:51 with a phone call from Jamie. He wanted to be the first to tell us who has been selected as the new basketball coach at Florida. Billy Donovan has come to his senses and will stay at F-L-O-R-I-D-A. No better place to here the news then here in Columbus. We are definitely going to the Ohio State University today with a little restored pride.

Seems the Gator Nation has some competition.


Learned a lot about Ohio State University. It was founded in 1870 and has a current enrollment of 38,500 under grads and 10,500 grad students. The campus covers 1,700 acres and has more than 400 buildings.

The stadium was built in 1922 and was the first horseshoe-shaped double-deck stadium in the country and seats about 104,000. It is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places.

Couldn’t resist a photo op outside of the Big Horseshoe.



We respected their campus and enjoyed seeing the brick buildings and driving past the famous Oval, which symbolizes Ohio State to so many people. They are our friends as I recently heard since they helped us win two National Championships in the same year!!!

So concludes our day at Ohio State. Afternoon activities are planned for relaxing by the lake.

Posted by popding 13:17

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