2018 Road Trip - Day 04

Friday 09.07.18 - Closing in on Cleveland, Ohio

We started the day off with a quick breakfast at Honey Creme Donut Shop in New Albany, IN.
Donut Alley here we come

Decisions, decisions

Honey Creme Donut Shop
514 Vincennes St New Albany, IN 47150
Apple fried pie and coconut fried pie thick and drenched with glaze.
Samoan donut dense, lots of topping.  Tasty
Sourdough cake is very dense yet flavorful.

Our next stop was to Schimpff's Confectionery in Jeffersonville, IN. They have been in business since 1891!

Schimpff's Confectionery
347 Spring St, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Street side view of them making candy
They have survived 2 floods

Anyone hungry for some candy?

While researching for this trip, Shelly read about this place called Rabbit Hash General Store. It sounded so interesting that we just HAD to add it to our itinerary!
We took a few photos & bought some snacks.
In a world that seems to be changing constantly, the Rabbit Hash General Store is a heaping slice of Americana from another era. A working general store since 1831, the Rabbit Hash General Store is the heart of historic Rabbit Hash, a quaint little Northern Kentucky river-town whose fortunes literally have risen and fallen with the waters of the Ohio River.
We passed by here on our way to Rabbit Hash

Next on her list was the Flying Saucer House - Futuro, in Covington, Kentucky...
It's as if a little silver saucer landed on a Kentucky hillside to give people across the river in Cincinnati something to look at. The portable, prefabricated home design from 1968 is by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen.

Flying Saucer House - Futuro

224 Wright St, Covington, KY 41011

She also read that there was a neat sculpture in front of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

800 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

All this driving has made me hungry. For years I've been hearing about this thing called Cincinnati Chili, especially that of Skyline fame. After reading this article, I was convinced that this is where we needed to eat lunch. We both had a Coney cheese dog - tiny, but perfect size to taste. Also a small 4 way with onions.  Really good meat chili ladled over the spaghetti then freshly shredded cheese piled high.  So good, everyone needs to try. In my opinion, it would be better if the cheese was melted & burnt a little.

Skyline Chili (Clifton)
290 Ludlow Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45220

With our bellies full, we made a drive by the Loveland Castle Museum. I was too tired to go in, so we took some quick photos before heading to our next stop.

Shelly is Facebook friends with the owner of Straight Shot Coffee Company in Middletown, OH. We were not too far away, so we decide to pay them a visit. Her friend wasn't in that day, but our barista, Wyleigh was friendly & sociable. Shelly had a zebra latte. I got cherry Italian soda.

We stopped for dinner at Fitzy's Old Fashioned Diner in Columbus, OH.  I had a ¼ lbs bacon cheeseburger w/ pepper jack cheese on a grilled bun & fries.  They hand form the patties.  Fries are hand cut, soaked in a brine, and fried crispy.  Yum! Shelly had a bologna sammich on a grilled bun w/ fries.  Normally it's a thick cut but she sliced it so it had two thin fried slices. Our waitress, Kristina, was awesome. 
Fitzy's Old Fashion Diner
1487 Schrock Rd # 1347, Columbus, Ohio 43229

old school diner

5 oz thick sliced bologna served on a grilled bun w/ fries

¼ lbs burger ATW w/ pepper jack cheese on a grilled bun & fries

The Ronz Hot Sauce was so good, we bought a bottle to take home

After that wonderful dinner, we drove about 2 hours to our AirBNB in Avon Lake, OH (just outside of Cleveland).

We really enjoyed our stay in this fabulous house. We booked it for 3 nights, as we had lots of plans in Cleveland. In my next issue, I'll tell you a little more about those events.


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