I love spontaneous road tripping with my family. Last Friday, my husband texted me around 2 pm from work and asked if we would like to drive down Columbiana Ohio to look at the Saturn Sky that he likes. I am always for a good adventure so I immediately texted him back and said "YES". Since it was kind of rushed and unplanned, I got out the door without taking my camera with which I regret immensely because I can only take pictures with my phone through Instagram and the photos aren't really of good quality. But anyway, here are some snap shots of our trip through my phone. Passing by Stratton, Ohio, it's always beautiful and relaxing to travel by the river. We can see West Virginia on the other side.
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Columbiana, according to their website is the City with a small town heart. The city is formerly known as the Village of Columbiana. It is conveniently located 17 miles from Youngstown, 78 from Cleveland, 58 miles from Pittsburgh, 165 miles from Columbus and 55 miles from Akron, Columbiana offers commercial areas, an Industrial Park, manufacturing and foundries.
They have really neat things out there but it was raining so we couldn't really go out the car and explore. I wanted to see their antique, craft and gift shops but the rain hindered us from doing it. Back to the main reason why we went to Columbiana, my husband was very disappointed because a mile before we reached the garage, the salesman called him and said that the car was sold. It was kind of annoying because we drove 43.6 miles just to look at the car and here it was sold already. We thought that was kind of shady but I told my husband that it is not meant to be. Since we were already down there, we took some time to drive around.
My husband said that there was a nearby car garage in Carrolton so we thought of driving down there as well so our trip won't be wasted. We passed by Lisbon Ohio, it was another really quaint town. The house are super nice, some are old style and we enjoyed seeing them. According to Wikipedia, Lisbon is a village in Center Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, The population was 2,821 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Columbiana County. If it wasn't late, we would have stopped there and looked around because the rain have stopped at this time.
It's nice driving around the farm side of Ohio. It was peaceful but at the same time makes us worry if we are heading the right direction. We were driving like in the middle of nowhere lol. When we reached Carrolton, we decided to grab a little bite at their local Dairy Queen. The people out there are so friendly and we found that when you order a small cone of ice cream, it was like the medium size here in our town. The kids were like "Oh my!"
Even though we didn't accomplish the main reason why we went there, we had fun with this unplanned trip. We dropped by at the Guess Car Garage after looking at the cars at the other auto place that we originally planned to look at. My husband attentiong was caught when he saw a corvette but my son talked him into looking at the Mustang GT. They test drove it while my daughter and I waited in the car. They took so long and I was getting worried that my husband bought it out of frustration lol. Glad he did not!
A heavy rain poured down on us as we were heading home. As we are passing by Salem Ohio, we can't help but notice all the pretty house in there too. Road trip is such a fun thing to do for families. You get to see places that are different and unique.
Oh, wow! Columbiana looks like such a lovely town. I've never heard of it until today. I would love to visit, though.ReplyDelete
Happy belated birthday to your daughter. My boys are both 12 right now. It's a fun age.ReplyDelete
Oh I love a good road trip with my family, too. It's the best way to really reconnect after a busy work week.ReplyDelete
I love that you did this! I love taking spontaneously drives too. Mine usually involve food, so I've been know to drive for two hours for an ice cream cone :)ReplyDelete
That is too bad that it rained while you were there. I would have loved to go antiquing too! I have only been to Ohio once - Cleveland where my husband moved from. This little town looks so much nicer haha.ReplyDelete
Who doesn't love a great road trip. Wonderful that you husband suggested making this trip. Looks like you had a great time.ReplyDelete
Small towns are so great. They are such interesting, off the beaten path type of places that are really worth stopping over if you are driving through to someplace else.ReplyDelete
unplanned road trips are the best! We don't go often but when we do it is awesome!ReplyDelete
I have heard of and been to Columbus. This is the first I heard of Columbiana. It looks like a quaint town!ReplyDelete
I love unplanned trips, too. They are usually the most fun and memorable trips. Happy BElated to your daughter.ReplyDelete
I've been to Ohio several times but never to Columbiana before!! Your pics are gorgeous though!!ReplyDelete
I've never been to Columbiana before. It's a lovely and peaceful town! I'm sorry that you weren't able to check out the car, maybe it's a sign that there's something better coming along. I'm sure you had fun though. The town is lovely!ReplyDelete
I live in a small town and there is definitely something about small town living. It's just so peaceful and there is such a sense of community!ReplyDelete
I've never been to Ohio and will be sure to stay on the look out for this city. It looks awesome.ReplyDelete
I am loving all the photos! It looks great!ReplyDelete
I've heard a lot good things about Ohio City and I really wanted to visit there with my family as well. It looks like you had fun and amazing experience.ReplyDelete
I've been to Orrville, Ohio one time, but no other parts of Ohio. I would love to visit Columbiana City, Ohio someday.ReplyDelete
Looks like a nice little slice of small town America. I've been living that life again for almost ten years now and love it.ReplyDelete