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You don’t always have to go very far to have an adventure, and sometimes what starts off as a quick jaunt to a neighboring town turns into a day of unexpected fun.

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So a couple friends and I decided to spend a day away from Columbus, and did a mini road trip to Yellow Springs, OH. We were in search of crystals…okay we were actually after yoni eggs (which is kind of a funny story about staying in the groove of things – but I won’t tell it here). So what better place to go than a town that has completely given itself over to the New Age.

Though the entire town of Yellow Springs is only 2 square miles, it packs a lot in it’s downtown. It is a great example of the fact that small town doesn’t have to mean boring.

New Age crystal store

New Age crystal store

 

There were several jewelry stores specializing in repurposing silverware! I seriously considered a fork that was made to look like an octopus holding a pearl. But I went with something a little more wearable than dinnerware. There also were several new age, Tibetan-esque, incense burning stores (which is why we came). You know they are probably in tune with their yoni’s and all that.  But most surprising was the one store that was devoted to preparing the world for the Zombie apocalypse. It was closed, but when the zombies arrive I now know exactly where to go.

What I loved, was the seeming attitude that anything goes. There were people with blue hair and hippies playing the guitar, and then there was us…

 

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NT rocking that cowboy hat (was NOT in search of an egg)

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Maybe I could be a Christmas Elf with this sock hat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hidden History:  Today Yellow Springs is just a cute place, but it was once one of the final stops on the Underground Railroad. It always amazes me that every place on this planet was once something else entirely. It shouldn’t be all that surprising, but it always is…

 

Street Art

Street Art

 

 

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RZ checking out the zombie killing supplies

RZ checking out the zombie killing supplies

Headquarters for the Zombie Apocalyse

Headquarters for the Zombie Apocalyse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Street Art

Street Art

 

Interesting storefront

Interesting storefront

 

 

Fall is just beginning to peak through

Fall is just beginning to peak through

Interesting? It was to me...

Interesting? It was to me…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This little guy was an unexpected surprise in the middle of the street

This little guy was an unexpected surprise in the middle of the street

 

Field of Sunflowers just outside of town

Field of Sunflowers just outside of town

 

So what was the last adventure you had close to home?