Friday, October 16, 2009

But I Don't Have a Thick Coat

We are visiting Todd's family in Ohio.  It's cccccold here!  It's about 20 degrees below normal right now, so the temperature is around 40 degrees.  Burrrrr from this Californian who isn't used to the Ohio cold anymore!  Thank goodness my MIL has extra coats I can borrow.

Today we got to go to Swenson's for lunch.  It's a hamburger place that Todd feels nostalgia for since he hadn't been there in years.


Another sight that I haven't seen in a while is all the big trees with colorful leaves on them. This is a view from Todd's parents' driveway.

We got to go visit a factory that makes subwoofer speakers today. Todd had heard about their direct-to-consumer internet model and wanted to listen to their speakers while we're here. I think he had a lot of fun.

In the evening we went over to Todd's sister Amy's house for dinner. We haven't been to Ohio in over two years, so we had never been to Amy's new house since she bought it. We got the grand tour and it was really cool, with lots of big trees in the yard. We had homemade tacos and enchiladas for dinner and played board games. It was really great to see Amy, Bart, and the kids.

Did I already say it's cold here?


  1. Those trees are beautiful!! We have had a cool fall so far, so I can only imagine how cold it is in Ohio especially for a So Cal girl like yourself! glad you are having a good time!

    And love the new blog design!

  2. It's cold in Ohio today for me and I've lived here three years and I'm originally from Michigan!

    Great photos! It's cold, but the colors are great! We're going to visit friends in Michigan his afternoon and I'll bring my camera for sure. I hope you won't have to see snow and Ice on your stay in Ohio!

  3. Oh my! I don't think I'd handle the cold very well. LOL.
    I am blown away by all the colors in those trees. What a feast for the eyes!
    Have a wonderful time :)

  4. Oh, the Midwest! I grew up in Michigan. Sometimes I really miss it, sometimes I don't. Enjoy your time! Love your pics! And I love your blog!!

  5. Yeah...we don't get the fall colors here, do we?

    The only reason I have a warm, winter coat is because I ski. If I didn't ski, I'd probably have nothing more than some sweaters, and I barely wear those :-)

    Have fun!

  6. The trees are beautiful..we're waiting patiently for ours to change! I bet you have been cold..we were at Myrtle Beach last was 56 degrees and raining!

    Enjoy your visit..sorry to hear about Ohio State today :(

  7. wonderful impressions - thank you for this take!

  8. Sounds like the temperatures we got here now, but I agree, it is cold! I have to find my winter coat soon, or the evening walks with Ebba will be far more unpleasant than necessary.

    The colorful driveway is just stunning! You really captured the colors well.

    Glad to hear you are having a great time!

  9. We have a freeze warning here tonight! It is OCTOBER!! Love the fall colors...we're starting to see the hint of color around here.
    Enjoy your trip!

  10. fantastic autumn picture! love such coloured leaves and nostalgic places!

    here in germany it´s really cold, too - at the moment!


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