Day Trippin’

At work on Friday, I googled the best places to take pictures around Columbus and became fixated on Dawes Arboretum, which is about 30 minutes east of the city. I was up at 7am today, had a big breakfast, drank a big Red Bull, and was on the road by 9. I was a little concerned, because we had a fairly horrifying storm here yesterday that pretty much tore Ohio apart. Horrifying as in I was stuck at work and watched a boat blow across our parking lot. Straight outta Twister, I swear. So anyway, I didn’t know what condition I’d find the place in. While I did come upon some upside down portapotties (hopefully no one was seeking shelter in there…) and about 1000 uprooted trees, I also found a place that was so incredibly beautiful that I got goosebumps. And it was 95 degrees today. More on all that later but here are a few previews of what I saw!

I was there for four hours and took 150 pictures. On more than one occasion I caught myself commenting out loud about how beautiful it was. Other than the employees who were cleaning up storm damage, I was the only person there. Actually I feel fortunate right now to have power, because 2/3 of the state doesn’t. My brother (I have twin brothers who are younger – 26) who just moved into a new apartment this week is not expected to get power back for 5-7 days! Call me weird but I like getting reminders to appreciate things that most take for granted. Hope everyone is having a beautiful weekend :)