Ohio November 29, 2015
14 Things People Miss The Most About Ohio When They Leave
Once you call Ohio your home, it’s always your home.
Living here does something to you. No matter where else in the world your life may take you, you will always have a special place in your heart for Ohio—whether you realize it or not. Here are just 14 of the many things people miss the most about Ohio when they leave:
1. Our rural scenery...
2. ...our covered bridges...
(Pictured: The Bridge of Dreams near Danville, Ohio.)
3. …and driving the back roads.
4. Never being more than a few hours away from the best roller coasters in the world.
Cedar Point is, after all, the Roller Coaster Capital OF THE WORLD.
6. Experiencing all four seasons
Each year we always, without a doubt, get to experience all four seasons (even if they occur unevenly or out of sequence. Which, they do—and they always will.)
6. The rolling hills of Ohio Amish Country
(Pictured: Eastern Ohio in and around Sugarcreek.)
Ohio is undeniably most stunning in the fall.
8. Ohio Bicentennial Barns
These truly are a heartwarming sight to see scattered throughout the state.
9. Voting in a swing state
Our vote in a swing state makes us feel like our votes are just that much more important.
10. Our teams
Our loyalty runs deep, no matter the track record. This is likely something we’ll carry with us wherever we go, but we will miss the home stadiums.
11. Our nature parks
Our nature parks inspire us to reach new heights, “find yourself” and all of those other life clichés. (Pictured: Old Man's Cave at Hocking Hills State Park.)
12. The shores of Lake Erie
It’s our own special kind of ocean here.
13. The people
Here in Ohio, we have a laid back sense of humor and security about us that allows us to simultaneously make fun of our state while actually loving it.
14. Your hometown
Here in "the heart of it all," we actually appreciate the safety and simplicity of suburb, rural and small town living and don’t understand why people have to hate on it
What do you miss most about Ohio when you leave? If you have moved away from Ohio (or have simply traveled out of Ohio,) share your thoughts with us in the comments below!