Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

 So today I decided to dedicate WILW to things I love about my new city Columbus! The other day when I posted about being homesick that didn't mean I don't think Columbus is just means I wish Columbus was in Oklahoma!!! So here are some things that get me excited!
* Columbus Zoo
Did you know that Columbus has the #1 Zoo in the United States!!! True story, I haven't gotten to go yet but hopefully very soon..............
#1 – Columbus Zoo in Columbus, Ohio
While any of the zoos mentioned above are worthy of they respect they have garnered, none have achieved the positive worldwide reputation of the Columbus Zoo, arguably America’s favorite. While the zoo has been open continuously since 1927, its reputation grew to such heights under direction of the amiable Jack Hanna, one the America’s most beloved animal experts. Under Hanna’s guidance, the quality of the Columbus Zoo was elevated considerably, making it what is considered today to be the aspiration of any traditional zoo. Along with over 7,000 animals, the Columbus Zoo has more recently expanded to include a water park, amusement park and golf resort.
 * German Village
This is located right by downtown Columbus and was founded in 1814 when German and Polish immigrants settled here. I love how you can drive/walk thru and know most of the homes are original, how the cobblestone streets used to be used by horses and I love the charm. I am attracted to anything laced with this much history and it doesn't hurt that it is loaded with great places to eat and visit! You can learn more about it by clicking HERE
 * Easton Town Center
Now, this place was like the mother-ship calling me indoor/outdoor shopping "Town Center" loaded with amazing restaurants and picturesque landscaping lining the stores. Here you can find H&M, LouisVuitton, Nordstroms, Sur La Table and the list goes on and on!!! I love that this is also only 12minutes from my house! Yay! My sister is going to love this when I take my family here Saturday!
 * Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream
Yup, I am obsessed and I now see why it was one of "Oprah's Favorite Things"!!! This place has been featured in everything from People magazine to the Food Network magazine and it does NOT disappoint...I love love love it!
 * Mansfield Reformatory
Now, you all know my "freak flag" is my love for ALL things Paranormal and I can not believe that I live only 2 hours away from one of the most haunted places in the US!!!!! This was also where the Shawshank Redemption was filmed which is so cool! This place has been on Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters each producing amazing evidence to back the paranormal claims. This was one of the most violent prisons in all the US with inhumane conditions and hundreds of deaths. This is open for tours and they also host over night Ghost Hunts that fill up over a year ahead...ONE DAY!!! I can't wait to go visit this place.....the history of it pulls me in!
 * Pistacia Vera
I did a post about this amazing bakery a few weeks ago if you remember how I feel in love. This is located in German Village and has been called one of the best bakeries in the country! This place is so good my mouth is watering as I type!
I hope you all enjoyed my little "Tour of Columbus" and the things I am Loving! What are you loving today?


Becky said...

Hey, have they opened up the calendar for next year for Manfield. I say we just pick a date, book a flight and I am THERE! And I expect to see all of these other wonderful places during my visit too.

JanM ♥ said...

Yes! I totally enjoyed the tour! :) Great pictures!

I'm new to your blog and found you on WILW. I'm a new follower!



Related Posts with Thumbnails


Okie a la Mode
<div class="grab-button" margin: 0 auto;"><a href="" rel="nofollow"><img src="" alt="Okie a la Mode"></div>

My Bookshelf


#BabyMakingDays #givingtuesday #hitchthehendersons #IVF #RHOBH 1every15 1in8 2014 2015 2016 2017 33 41 4th a' la mode abner about me ad Africa alcatraz animals anniversary anthropologie asian authors awards baby babymakingdays barsilinga baseball beach beauty because I said I would becky bedroom Bella best of the year Big Sis/Little Sis bikes birchbox birthdays blog award blog challenge blog sale blogs boards book club books boston botox breck broadmoor broncos cali car casa savage castle rock causes Challenge changetheworld charity Charleston Christian Christmas clearblue closet sale colorado colorado springs columbus comiccon community outreach concerts contest cooking country chic couponing crafty current events Curtis dance date night day trip debates DECASO decor Denver deotx deployment design dinner for one dinning room district office DIY doctors dogs dolphins drinks DSWT earl Elephant elway engaged estes park faith Fall fall fashion fall food famil Family Farmers fashion fathers day fblogger Fenway fertility friday fertility planit Five for Friday food football Friday Funny friends FSBO Fun funny furkids gameday garage Sale gentle barn Georgetown getaway getting to know me gift ideas gifts girls trip Give Aways give back glee goals God God Daughters goodies granddad grief grilled Guest Posts guests Halloween haunted health hello fresh history holiday holidays hollywood home home decor house house hunting hubby husband incubus infertility inspirational instagram interior design invisible children it works IUI IVF IVF2 iworry jeans jewelry JH job Junior League KD Kendall kitchen kol kony LA labor day Life Life Church lions lip sense love maine makeup Marine Marissa marriage matt meal plans meatless medium meds memories mexico Migraines military MLB mom monday moore mothers day mountain home move movies musical my 2 cents NBA new home New Year noah office Ohio okc okie oklahoma old pics ootd Oprah organize oscar oscars OU outfits outlander paranormal party patio peru pet photo shoot pinterest planner playoffs plus size politics pond prayer quiz real estate reality TV realtyONE Recipes red rocks relocation resolutions restore Reviews rockies Rosine sale salem San Diego san fran savage savagesellscolorado Savannah Scentsy Seattle SECOR secret secrets shopping silly sizzlin style skin snow sponsored sports spring staging stapleton staycation Stella and Dot strength style boards styled stylin summer summer slim down surlatable SYTYCD tailgate taji tattoo tbt Thankful Thursdays thanksgiving the cove thoughts throwback thunder tobi today show topper club tornado tour trailers TTC tutorial TV twilight tybee island update Vacation valentines day vegan vest visit volunteer wayfair wedding weekend weight loss weirdness What I'm Loving whatsfordinner willow house wine wineshopathome winter work working it workwear WW zoo
Designed by Munchkin Land Designs • Copyright 2014 • All Rights Reserved