The Carters came to Cbus

I’m a huge fan of Beyonce’s music and have been since the era of Destiny’s child. So every time I get an opportunity to see her live I will take it. Thursday night it was finally Columbus turn to have the power couple performing their “On The Run II” show together at Ohio Stadium.

I was mostly looking forward to their version of “Forever young” that I’d watched about one hundred times on youtube. That was absolutely one of the top moments during the concert but I really liked the opening and closing numbers, Holy Grail and Apeshit… and everything in between 🤩🙌

As you can see, we once again bought seats at the nosebleed section, but we had a good view 😁

The concert were held at Ohio stadium which is the home venue for Ohio State Buckeyes football. That’s Ohio states college football team. The stadium has capacity for 100 000 spectators and easily gets full during their home games! That’s crazy!

We had a great evening, but why is it always a mess to get home from these venues?!?! You go from a great to frustrated mood in no time. There were no available cabs/Uber’s for reasonable prices so we ended up finding two scooters, the only problem was that they were both low on battery’s so we ended up scootering ourselves the old fashioned way for twenty minutes until we gave up and booked an Uber. I was so sweaty and my whole body was shaking from that workout/transportation 😅 Haha not a great ending but it was totally worth it!!

Walking is so last year, now we scooter

A couple of weeks ago Columbus got invaded by a dozen electronic scooters. Californian-based companies Bird and Lime have filled our town with these great alternatives for transportation.

We’ve only tried Lime scooters yet, they don’t go as fast as the Bird scooters, but fast enough for me 🙂

I feel like we got hooked straight away and I would not be surprised if we can see this transportation in Sweden soon.

It seems like Columbus isn’t the only town in U.S who’s sidewalks and streets have been filled with electronic scooters. Bird has 1000 of its scooters on the streets of 18 U.S cities. Seems like a business to keep an eye on!

Hiking in Hocking Hills

An hour drive from Columbus you’ll find the beautiful state park Hocking Hill. It’s filled with different hiking trails that provides stunning views, waterfalls, sandstone cliffs and caves.

Yesterday we packed our backpack with some food and took a trip to experience this state park with our own eyes. The pictures doesn’t really come close to the reality, but it was beautiful 😍

The trails were kinda short so we went on two hikes, Old Mans Cave and Conkles Hollow. The park holds 30 miles of hiking trails so we still have plenty of trails to explore!

Jet lag mood all weekend

I feel like I’ve been on a jet lag all weekend. I had my final exam in one of my online classes on Saturday. It started at 9 am in Sweden, meaning I had to get up at 2.45 am to be ready to start at 3 am 😴

But despite that we’ve had a very relaxing weekend. I was hoping that we would get to go on a hike but it was to hot. So we’ve been relaxing by the pool and I started reading a new book, Factfulness by Hans Rosling. I’m only three chapters in but I’m already sold on his mission on trying to change the mindsets of how we talk about the world!

We took a little break from “our” pool when we got invited to Andreas colleagues country club to hangout at their pool.

Such a nice place! I could totally see myself doing the suburb life and hanging out there every weekend. Only have to figure out how to level up our income 🤔😆

We went to the State Fair

I’m really appreciative that we have family and friends that have taken their time to come and visit us here in Midwest. A place that’s probably not a prior on any of our friends bucket list of places to visit (it wasn’t on mine)….

Last week we had Andreas sister here for a five day visit, and we had a great time together. I feel like we covered a lot of the typical American things to do.

We took the car for some shopping at Easton, we had a cookout at some friends house, we hung out by the pool and did some barbecue, we went to the State Fair where we got to try fried snickers, and we saw a stand up show with Trevor Noah.

The State fair was an experience like nothing else. I don’t think we have anything similar in Sweden?! It’s two weeks every year during the summer. It’s SO much people and the place is a mixture of an amusement park, zoo, market and an explosion of food trucks. Of course we had to try the fried snickers and I would NOT recommend it to anyone haha but it was worth a try!

We had tickets to Trevor Noah’s standup show which was held in one of the buildings at the State Fair, so a good excuse to go there a bit earlier to see what it was all about. But the show was so great! I love his humour and angles on political matters. I try to watch the Daily show as much as I can!

❤️ quality time!

Park of Roses

Last week we visited Park of Roses. A small but beautiful park in Clintonville here in Columbus 🌹 During the summer months they arrange concerts in the park every Sunday.

So many things going on in this town during the summer – mi like!

Our trip to Washington DC

I’m obviously not back in my routines of blogging yet. We have had a quit busy social schedule even though we’ve been back in Columbus now for two weeks. Hanging out with Andreas colleagues and having his sister here for a five day visit. But on Saturday I have an exam in one of my online classes so now I have to be more disciplined about my routines and that includes blogging 😊

Because I want to post everything in the right timeline this post will be about our last stop on our vacation roadtrip tour – Washington DC!

It was Andreas first time in DC and I’ve been there once but that was a long time ago so we had a busy schedule of checking out all the historic monuments. We both got a bit starstruck from the feeling of power and history in this town, it was amazing but SO freaking hot. I think this heatwave followed us around 😅

As usual we walked a lot. But all the monuments are close to each other so it’s good walking distance.

We also visited Arlington cemetery which was peaceful and beautiful. So much history at one place…

One of the big benefits about this town is that all museums are free. But because we had limited of time I had picked out one museum that I really wanted to visit and that was the Portrait Gallery. And I’m really glad we went to that one, because we got to see the beautiful portraits of Michelle and Barack Obama 🤩

I think the meal we had at Le Diplomate could be the best one this summer. We both ordered Steak Frites which was delicious 👌 and we went there the same day France won the World Cup so the atmosphere was on top!

Vacation from the vacation?

I know I’m spoiled to say it, but when we got home last week from our vacation I just really needed to stay in the sofa for a couple of days.

After our friends left we were supposed to have two days by our selfes in Columbus before flying to NYC. But with a combination of that “after camp feeling” and realizing we had booked a pm flight instead of an am flight. We jumped in the car and drove there!

It was a ten hour drive but it wasn’t that bad. The roads were good and because we both enjoy drivning we could take turn.

We went to NYC to meet up our friends who were in town for a wedding. We had a great time together. Eating at amazing restaurants, enjoying the view from different rooftop bars, doing some sightseeing at One world trade center and the High line, walking through Chelsea Market, watching the World Cup semi finals and try out a crazy workout class at Barrys.

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And the story of our roadtrip continues in Washington DC and on my next blog post….

Roadtrip part IIII – Buffalo & Columbus

After our morning at the Niagara Falls we took the car to Buffalo. We decided to stay the night because it was Fourth of July and we thought it would be more nice to celebrate it in a town rather than being in a car all day to drive to our final destination, Columbus.

Buffalo on the fourth wasn’t really what we expected. It was a heat wave in town so to walk around was almost impossible. The hotel we stayed at was very luxurious the only problem was that their pool was a hot spring so no way to cool down. And almost every restaurant we googled was closed. 😂 In the end we found some buffalo chicken for lunch and a rooftop bar to watch the fireworks at night.

Our last stop for this road trip was our hometown Columbus. We had some lazy days by the pool, did some shopping, played some games and made our own burgers 👌 A great way to end this road trip with these amazing people 👇