Our stranded, homeless faces. And my broken nose.
I couldn’t sleep well so I got up for breakfast and started to do some work that I fortunately had left over. I was able to put in some decent hours on my laptop. The whole day was basically us sitting around, hoping we could drive my car home soon and then being told I need a new engine. Someone had put the wrong oil in my car before I bought it. Lovely. We got a rental (after we waited for one to be available – apparently a dusting in southern Kentucky means everyone wrecks their cars) and were able to leave late afternoon.
We made a stop at Zaxby’s in Lexington for dinner just as the sun was setting, then we didn’t stop again until Cincinnati. I knew it was late, but I figured – what the heck – so I showed Jess City View Tavern on the hillside and we photographed the city lights. The bartender let us on the porch and we mourned we couldn’t share a beer with him but bought some Fritos instead. The final stop before Cleveland was Columbus. We walked through the Easton Town Center in the freezing cold, just missing Starbuck’s by literally one minute (it was 11:01pm). Jess then led us into Northstar Café where we were given excellent coffees. I returned from the bathroom to find Jess had finagled two free dinners for us from the place. We agreed to return soon. I was so exhausted by the time I reached the west side and then my place on the east side…at least the evening picked up with the generosity of others, but that didn’t change the fact that my car is still in London and that I had to be at work early for recertification the next morning…
City View lights on the porch.
Bye, Columbus. See you soon, Easton Town Center.