Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Dayton (alt. title - A lot of Pictures)

Last week we spent 5 wonderful days back "home", Dayton, Ohio -  the place that most feels like home besides Pittsburgh.  My brother-in-law, sister-in-law and niece were also in town.  We all stayed at The Zollars home (Mike's parents) and spent those 5 days doing some of our favorite Dayton things.  Things, that in most cases we are learning, are very unique to Dayton.  Word to the wise, if you really love a place you are living and have to move away, do not return to that said place within 2 months of moving.  It will only confuse you (and your children) and kind of make your heart ache.  I loved being back but I hated being back too.  Returning "home" less than 2 months after we left was just too soon.  It was like rubbing salt in an wound.  Another word to the wise, if you have kids, Dayton, Ohio is an amazing place to live. Get out and discover it and you'll understand why I love it so much.
Enough whining though, onto the pictures of the truly delightful time we had back in a town that we adore.

There were the trains at Carillon Park

And playing in the fountains at The Greene

Loving Wergerzyn Gardens (what a magical place, haven't found a place anywhere that compares)

Enjoying all that Young's Dairy has to offer (we went mini golfing and ate ice cream too but I failed to document those)

(for those concerned, that's a shrieking in delight face on Lucy.  She was obsessed)

And overall being silly and spending time with family.  Because that is what is important. 
Thanks for the memories Dayton, we can't wait to come back and visit. 


Sally said...

Looks like a fun trip! I'd love to get back to Dayton now that we have kids. Of course, any place with grass and trees is looking good from the desert I'm sitting in! :-)

Sarah said...

Jenny those pictures are fantastic!! The one of B sitting in the grass looking at the train Baltimore and Ohio, seriously??! I mean, seriously...how did they have a train that says the two places that are causing you this conflict in the first place?! So cool and sad and magical all at the same time :)

Erin said...

It looks like you guys had a marvelous trip back "home." We still often think of it as home too. There are SO many wonderful things to do with the kids there--oh how we miss it and our dear friends from there. Always good things to find in our new places, though!

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