Tuesday, We’re back and it’s a long post, you’ve been warned.

We’re Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

We need sunglassees here

Back in Sunny Florida!

Well actually, we’ve been back since 2 AM on On Monday morning but I was so tired yesterday and I had sooooo much catching up to do that I had not a moment to spare so updating was totally out of the question.  Also, MacGyver is sick and the gas tank for the truck was laying in our driveway so there was that to deal with so yeah, you could say it was quite hectic but before I get into all that, let me back up to Friday.  All the way back to Veteran’s Day.

Mom and I were in Columbus with the Kid.

Veterans day memorial at the State capitol Building in Columbus Ohio

This is a memorial wall of letters at the Capitol building in Columbus, we spent time there on Veterans Day reading the letters and I posted some on Instagram. By the time we left not mom, the Kid or I had a dry eye.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen some of the letters, but if you don’t here’s a sample.

kia letter

And another

Veteran's letter

Most of these soldiers were killed in action. If you aren’t affected by these letters, you have no heart.

The State Capitol building is really a beautiful building as well.  In front are flags for all the counties of Ohio.

Ohio State Capitol building

The State Capitol Building

And here I am getting ready to go in for a meeting…

Posing for pictures obviously

Or not….because it’s Veteran’s day and the Government offices were closed.  Well, there’s that and the fact that I don’t work in Government.  But if you’d like to vote for me in the next election feel free to use the write in area of your ballot.  I’d be happy to represent.  Runners make excellent leaders or so I’ve heard 🙂

Directly across from the State Capitol Building is Ohio’s oldest newspaper, the Dispatch.  Check out the building.

The Ohio Dispatch

I love the way the headlines run around the top of the first floor of the building.

This was one of my favorite pictures and one of my favorite places to see.  I wish we would have been able to go inside.  I loved this building.  Loved it.

After a quick tour of this area we headed toward the Scioto River and it was my favorite part of the day.  The clouds began to break up and it was lovely.

Scioto River

The only thing that would have made this better would have been if I could have run alongside the River. I would have LOVED that. Damn you bronchitis, U can’t wait to quit you!

I’m just gonna go ahead and throw this out there that I totally posed for this picture.  It was the Kid’s fault though, he made me do it.

Scioto River

I’m not sure what I’m doing with my foot thought….probably trying to run in my head…

Take a look at another view……

Contemplating marathons

Wouldn’t that be an awesome place to run? I would love to run the Columbus Marathon, I’m pretty sure it’s going on my list.

We couldn’t leave Ohio without seeing a big buck because I’m trying to convince MacGyver to go hunting here as well.  I think I might have accomplished my mission.

Big bucks

I just need to improve my photoshop skills…before I show it to him…

We took a thousand more photos before heading back to the Kids place and then we hit up the Polaris Grill for dinner.  I highly recommend it, it was very good, albeit a bit pricey.

On the way back to my Sister’s house my Mom and I had to drive through the fire on the mountains.  It was horrible.  The smell was bad and breathing it was worse.


It got too close for comfort in a few areas.

We got back to my sisters house late Saturday afternoon and Saturday night MacGyver and I went to dinner with my sister and her husband and my niece and her fiance at Angelo’s at the point in Dandridge also a great place although I’d rather go in the summer because when I eat at places on the water I like to eat outside but that’s just me.


In case you don’t know, I hate cold weather.  Hate it!  And I was hoping that fireplace would have been ablaze but at least they had alcohol.

Anyway, MacGyver wasn’t going to hunt again on Sunday morning but then someone mentioned seeing a deer, I believe it was my sister…oh yeah, she actually brought in her binoculars as she was mentioning seeing a deer.  😉

Anyway, we left after MacGyver got back.  We were all set to get home around 9:30 or 10ish and the dogs were traveling like pros.

Hank and the Buddy

Hank was traveling with his ‘Buddy’ from The Secret Life of Pets

We stopped at the rest area near Ocala around 7:30 PM just to stretch a bit and walk the pups.  When we got back in the truck MacGyver turn the key over but it wouldn’t start.  He tried again, nothing.  Again.  Nothing.  This went on for several minutes and then he did his MacGyver thing and basically rebuilt the entire fuel filter from scratch in the damn parking lot with a few tools and substitutes for such things.


One flat bed tow truck and a 110 mile tow later and we made it home much poorer.  But safe.

MacGyver thought it was the fuel filter because he mentioned he thought it might have had a slow leak and he had purchased a new one but had neglected to bring it with us or change it prior to leaving.  At first I was mad because he didn’t tell me that it had been leaking but I have a policy that if your honest with me I forgive and so I did.  Anyway, turns out it might have been bad gas anyway and that’s why our gas tank is now in the driveway.

So, this post has turned quite long and I now have a ton of work to get to and I’d like to get a little walk in today so, I’ll try and post some more pictures later in the week and tell you a little more about the trip as the week goes on.  Hope you have a fabulousTtuesday!

Tell me about your last vacation…


6 thoughts on “Tuesday, We’re back and it’s a long post, you’ve been warned.

  1. Loved seeing all of the pictures of Columbus! I lived there with my husband for a few years when we were first married. We always run the Columbus marathon, so it’s always a trip down memory lane going for race weekend. Did you get to check out Easton? That’s my favorite shopping place!

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