6 States, 2 Dinners with Friends, 1 State Park, 1 Farmers Market, and 1 Favorite Hippo

In the last 2 days, we have not driven very far, but we have been to 6 states (Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, and now Indiana).  The dog cooled off at a the dog park at Salt Fork State Park in Ohio – the first dog park I have seen that has its own lakefront.  He had a blast swimming, playing with other dogs, and, of course, digging!


We started the day yesterday at the Farmers Market in Morgantown, WV., what a nice farmers market.


I was able to start my collection of local honey and preserves.  I opted for the darker honey from the blueberry farm, and after tasting dandelion, black locust, and redbud jellies, I decided the dandelion had the best flavor and consistency.  I think it will be great with almond butter.


Of course, we couldn’t pass up the fresh veggies.  Cam was a hit with all the parents as he walked around munching on his cucumber, but how could you not love this?

We picked up a cinnamon challah to bring to our friends (along with a jar of my sun-dried tomatoes).  We had dinner both last night in Ohio and tonight in Indiana with old friends; the best way to spend the evenings.

The highlight of today was going to the Cincinnati Zoo to see Fiona the hippo.  It was a wonderful day at the zoo; despite it being very hot the animals were active and playful.  Aside from Fiona meeting and surpassing all my expectations, the tiger was playing in the water with a large ball – what a treat to see!


Stay tuned, for more adventures from our cross country adventure…



Let me know what you think of this post, and if you try the recipe, please let me know how it was and any suggestions you have. Thanks, Andrea

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