Sober Summer Travels 2018: Columbus, Ohio
Earlier this summer, my marriage turned 20, which is an age that seems rather spritely for a person, yet ancient for a legal relationship.
To celebrate this important milestone, and determine whether we still like each other enough to try it out for at least another few years, my husband Dan and I took a long weekend getaway to Columbus, Ohio.*
Let me get right to the good part:
If you're wondering (I was), you can go on vacation and have fun without drinking. This was the first vacation I’ve taken in my adult life without drinking. Which was both a huge deal, and a total non-event.
Here are some of my lovely sober memories (that I totally remember completely clearly):
- Having tacos outside at Condado downtown while people- watching all the folks walking down High Street.
- Sitting outside Cafe Brioso at Gay and High and talking for two hours over coffee.
- Ordering random salami and cheese at the Katzinger’s deli counter while chatting with the young man behind the counter (who I think was maybe high?)
- Strolling in German Village and coming across this tiny abode:
- Browsing every room of the Book Loft and eventually buying Shoe Dog (recommend!).
- Taking a romantic walk along The Scioto Mile and admiring the hilarious deer statue.
Have you ever vacationed to Columbus? I’d 100% recommend it. We keep talking about how we want to go back and take the kids next time. Yes, even jaded teens may potentially possibly like [parts of] Columbus!
*I usually tell people I’m from Columbus, so it’s kind of weird for me to tell you I took a vacation there. Technically, though, we live 40 minutes outside the city, and we certainly never hang out downtown on the weekends.