Monday, July 26, 2010

Ohio VII

One final stop in Ohio. We found ourselves in Rio Grande, Ohio, the home of Bob Evan's! Yes, there really is such a place, so we felt obligated to stop. After a few pics of the Homestead (it looks just like you see in the advertising) we decided we should go in to eat.

While inside we saw a guy who seemed to fit our profile of the Vietnam vet (our age, long hair, beard, biker gear) so I asked him if there was a local site? He directed us to a town 10 miles or so away. He was very interested in our journey and tried to be as helpful as he could. (It turns out he missed the war by a year or two) A few minutes later, a young woman from another table came over and said, "I couldn't help but overhear your conversation and I wanted to help you find the site," she spent several minutes making sure we knew just where to go. What amazing, friendly folks. Thank you all!

The site, like so many we find, is a war memorial in a small park. Sitting along a river, in Gallipolis, Oh., it commemorates all the local citizens contributions to our history. Guarded by a dough boy from WWI, the names of far too many are listed on the various panels.

1 comment:

  1. I am amazed by the middle picture. Not only do I like the composition, the colors are almost surreal.