The Duck Pond
Travel Blogs from Oxford
Well we know where we're goin'
But we don't know where we've been
And we know what we're knowin'
But we can't say what we've seen
-- The Talking Heads, 1985
So many stops, so little to say.
We left Barb, Karl, and the Hokies behind this morning -- after sampling several of Barbara's sweet rolls -- and headed to Dayton for a taste of Wright Brothers history. More road construction complicated our route to the Wright Cycle Company, we ...
... and it was FREE!
We are in OHIO for four days. Today we were included in Bill and Sandy Sowers’ family get-together POOL PARTY in honor of the Labor Day weekend. Wow! It was SO MUCH FUN being included so graciously in their lovely celebration. Bill and Sandy are parents of Sara Sowers Collison, our neighbor in Cheyenne. We have spent time with Bill and Sandy in Cheyenne and now in their native Ohio.
Observation: Como ...
... in downtown Dayton. There, there are exhibits of the Wright Brother's Bicycle Shop, their printing shop and all kinds of information about the concept, design and eventual flight of the the Wright Flyer 1, at Kittyhawk, North Carolina in 1903. Also, a whole section of the museum was dedicated to Paul Laurence Dunbar, a young black man who went to school with Orville and Wilbur and was involved in writing for their newspapers. ...
... construction zones listening to the CB and all the nonsense the truckers talk about...there was a debate about whether it's legal to drive down the road naked. The consensus was, if you are in your own truck, it should be. When a lane is closing, the truckers will pull out to block those guys that try to scoot past everyone and pull in at the last minute so they are closer to the front of the line of traffic...We've seen this before, but ...
We stopped for the night in Cincinnati and unloaded the car to repackage and get ready for the big sale. The 127 yardsale starts this morning and it's raining. It's ok we have seen so much so far and had great weather. A little rain will not hurt ...
Other places to stay in Oxford
75 S Main Street, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $124
5190 College Corner Pike, Oxford | 2 star hotelfrom $72
6 East Sycamore Street, Oxford | Hotelfrom $98
5056 College Corner Pike, Oxford | 2 star hotelfrom $99
951 E Withrow Street, Oxford | Hotelfrom $29