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Stop and Smell the Roses

Today we didn’t venture out until mid afternoon. We planned our outing based again on food and eating. We wanted to end up at Schmidt’s restaurant und Sausage Haus for dinner.

First stop was the Columbus Park of Roses. This is a 13-acre garden setting within one of Columbus’ largest city parks featuring over 11,000 rose bushes of 350 varieties both miniature and heritage roses. The Columbus Park of Roses is currently one of the largest municipal rose gardens in the US. Peak blooming times are mid June and mid September. So we hit it just right. It was a virtual sea of different colored roses in full bloom.
Kathy and I have visited the rose gardens in Tyler, TX and Portland, OR but this was a spectacular setting. A must see if you are ever in Columbus.

We took time to stop and smell the roses. That is what this trip is all about!




Ray promised Linda a rose garden.


While Pop took a snooze-a-roo.


Next we ventured to the south side of Columbus to the German Village. Germans founded this area in the 19th century. It is a historic area where many of the old houses have been restored. Located within this district is Schmidt’s Restaurant and Sausage Haus. Located in an Historic Brick livery Stable, Schmidt’s has been serving authentic German food by five generations of Schmidt family members since 1886. The food was great especially the cream puffs for dessert.

Maybe tomorrow we will think about starting that diet!

Posted by popding 07:30

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