Cornfield Meet

Things collide here.

Road trip; summer’s end.

It’s late Monday afternoon, and what a tremendously gorgeous weekend.

Saturday, Kelsey and I took our annual road trip to Fossil Park. Sixth year we’ve done this, and when I think about it, I’m amazed to think she’s ten now, and that we’ve been making the trip since she was five.

We took different roads to northwest Ohio this time around, just to get off the Interstates and see new places. Drove up along Lake Erie, through the small coastal towns at the western end of the basin, past the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant. We discovered Bono, Ohio, took two magnificent bridges over Sandusky Bay and the Maumee River, and gave serious consideration to throwing our Fossil Park plans out the window and winging up to Cedar Point for the day, since she’s turning into a coaster nut, which couldn’t possibly make me happier.

But we stuck to our maps and our cooler-packed lunch and our empty boxes awaiting brachiopods and trilobite butts (trilo-butts?) and spent three hours in the sun and the dirt and the rocks at Fossil Park before heading south to Bowling Green and Dairy Queen and our usual short campus walk and our made-up games on the fountain in front of the administration building.

Heading eastward, she fell asleep as afternoon stretched, and I picked up the end of the Michigan-Appalachian State game on an AM station, silently cheering to myself as we passed through small towns between wide fields.

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September 3, 2007 - Posted by | Current Affairs, Ohio, Travel

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