A year ago I made a business trip back to Columbus, OH and since it was the first trip I’d been on since I started doing pocket scrapbooking, I wanted to make a mini album. Well, when I returned I had all of the photos edited and ready to be printed, my album was picked out and I was ready to get going. But I had another vacation right afterwards so basically nothing got done. But because I was editing photos and creating my layouts on the plane, I was able to complete the album within a couple of hours once I actually started.
Since I’d never been to Columbus before, I wanted to go exploring and see as much as I could. I love museums, gardens, historical sites, galleries, and the like, so since the museum was closed I headed over to the Franklin Park Conservatory. It is gorgeous and the weather was perfect for wandering around a park and garden.
While I was inside, I ended up taking photos of everything. I think I spent over an hour walking through every single room, some rooms more than once just soaking everything in. This is why I love traveling alone, I can take all the time I want exploring without someone getting tired, wanting to go somewhere else, or just rushing me.
After leaving the park I walked around downtown Columbus, checking out the architecture and historical sites.
Eventually I wandered over to German Town and found the coolest bookstore ever. Well I saw it while driving by the day before and knew I had to go back. It’s called The Book Loft and it is 32 rooms of book bliss. It is far too easy to get lost in there because each room is like a mini library. Fortunately I only had a small purse or I would have walked out with an arm full of books.
Tried new food at Schmidt’s Sausage Haus and Restaurant… not sure i’m a fan of German food but its always a good idea to try something new.
After 5 hours of wandering around downtown Columbus in 90 degree weather and jeans, I had to head back to the hotel. I rented a bike and struggled to ride over the cobblestone back to where I could catch a cab. By the time I came back to the hotel I was exhausted, sweaty, but satisfied with the day. I think this was a good trip to document even though it was only 2 days long. I learned a lot while doing the mini album, mostly how to scale things wayyyyy down and focus on the photos with a little bit of journaling. Its basically pocket scrapbooking on a minimalist level. Maybe i’ll end up going back to Columbus, but if I do, is there anything else that should be on my “must see” list?