It was very hard for me to not sing Cleveland Rocks! all day yesterday, knowing that we were headed for Ohio as part of Road Trip Thursday.
First we talked a little bit about some of Ohio's state symbols, and how many of them seem to be bright red. For example, the state flower is the red carnation. The state beverage (to my dismay) is tomato juice. The state bird is the cardinal, and the state insect, the ladybug. (Interested in finding out more about Ohio? Of course you are!)
Then we read One Giant Leap: The Story of Neil Armstrong, seeing as how the first man on the moon was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio.
The optimal snack for the Buckeye State would have been buckeyes, of course, but since I didn't want to tempt the allergenic fates (and since 3-way chili is way, WAY too much of a meal so close to dinnertime), I opted for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, in honor of the Annual Circleville Pumpkin Show. (And because, let's be honest, I like to make them.)
Side note: I cannot convey to you in words how good 3-way, Cincinnati-style chili is. Please, treat yourself.
Finally, in tribute to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we played a little name that tune. (Or rather, name that artist.)
Join us next week as we head west toward the Windy City!
Photo thanks to Mini D at Flickr via Creative Commons