Some picked up pieces from the latest trek to Ohio:
– The first major day took us to the Ohio State Fair. It is one of the deals that seems grander in a childhood mind’s eye than it really is. That said, there is a sky ride and a ferris wheel – granted the sky ride looked low enough that a fall might not even seriously injure anybody. The fair was appropriately impressive with fried foods and giant turkey legs. Indeed, if you have a significant other lady who will tear into a turkey leg shamelessly in front of you – you have a keeper.
The other highlight besides the pig races – which yes, we wagered on (hey, it was only a dollar!) – had to be the petting zoo, which had a variety of animals, many whom seem in awfully close quarters for this sort of thing.
– The final day took us to the North and Upper Sandusky. The restaurant was The Village. Given that I was arguably the youngest person there, it is safe to surmise that this restaurant was for the crusty old dudes demographics. The menu did not belie this notion with the prominent inclusion of Cube Steak and a lot of other Real America treats which are homey but seem allergic to seasoning. That said, I got a broasted chicken sandwich and broasted chicken is pretty darn awesome genrally. Broasting, where the chicken is pressure cooked in oil – creates a crispy crust and a moist chicken while avoiding the greasiness that can hurt lesser fried chickens. I am not sure whether the Village was good at broasting or if broasting is just that foolproof.