Dairy Cows and Blimps

Northeast Ohio is home of some of the prettiest farmland in America…and the fattest flying thing in the world.A few days ago we heard the loud buzzing that could only be caused by one thing:  Killer bees on the attack or the Goodyear blimp flying overhead.    Since we were pretty sure it wasn’t the bees, we rushed outside to watch it float by.  We’ve seen it before, but a sight like that never loses its appeal.

Two nights later, I attended a business association dinner where I met the woman who schedules blimp flights.  She knew which blimp it was (the Spirit of Innovation) and told me it was fleeing bad weather in Florida.  She also knew enough about the flight plan to know about where I lived in Wayne County!

With apologies to everyone else who lives in an area of beautiful farmland with regular blimp fly-overs, I have to say that Kidron must be just about the greatest place in the world!  How cool is it that I get to see horse-drawn vehicles, blimps and rolling hills covered with spectacular autumn leaves every fall?

This is the best time of year to visit Wayne County!  And, here are a few of my favorite spots (in no particular order):

Great locally owned inns: The Amish Door, Carlisle Inn and Inn at Honey Run. For RV’s, try Evergreen RV Park.  If you’re flying in, use Akron Canton (CAK) or Cleveland Hopkins (CLE).

Great shopping: Coblentz Chocolates, Homestead Furniture, P Graham Dunn, Walnut Creek Cheese

Fun activities: Rolling Ridge Ranch, Yoder’s Amish Farm, The Farm at Walnut Creek

Kidron attractions: Nut Tree Furniture, Kratzer Furniture, Eastwood Furniture, Kidron Auction, Hearthside Quilt Shoppe, Shisler’s Cheese, Kidron Town and Country

Northeast Ohio attractions (1 hour or so from Lehman’s): Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Inventor’s Hall of Fame, Football Hall of Fame, Living Bible Wax Museum

(This list is not all inclusive…if I missed your local business, I’m very sorry!)

Galen Lehman

About Galen Lehman

Lehman's CEO and son of founder Jay Lehman. Homesteads on five acres. Believes in a Simpler Life...rewarding relationships, fresh, local (preferably homegown) food and the gratification of hard work. Plant a tree!