After an uneventful drive from Zanesville, we arrived in Cincinnati early afternoon so as the car was due another service, found a Firestone near the motel. Luckily we did, as they found a nail in one of the tyres and fixed it for us.A bit of a hassle though, as Alamo could only give me paper work for about a 6 week period even though I have the car booked for 11 weeks. So Firestone had to do some ringing up to check that Alamo would pay the bill.
Miss W rang her chatroom friend Peggy, and before we knew it, she was at our hotel and we headed out for tea at Smoky Bones. Miss W had a lovely Pacific Salmon with broccoli (yes Miss W’s mum – she is eating vegetables when she can) and corn. Peggy then took us for a drive out to the town of Oxford which is a university town. It was interesting to see the fraternity houses with their Greek symbols on the front of them – seen it in the movies but don’t think we have fraternity houses at the uni in Tasmania. On our way back to the motel, we nearly hit a big deer that was standing in the middle of the road. Luckily it moved in the opposite direction.
What to do next day? Let’s head to the zoo. We don’t have a zoo in Tasmania, so we went hoping to see some of my relatives. Check out the animoto to see the animals and some of the plants from Krohn’s Conservatory.
Back to the motel to do some washing and catch up on blogging – haha. Looked at Google maps and decided to head to St Louis the next day, so said farewell to Peggy that morning when she arrived before we were ready for breakfast.