Hello Columbus!


Brad my friend from Australia and I recently undertook a road trip across the heartland of America from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Chicago, Illinois. Moving on from Pittsburgh we headed to Columbus, Ohio. This is Part 3 of a series of photos of that journey showing cityscapes, famous places and some Man vs. Food meals along the way (score update Man: 3 Food: 1)! Believe it or not a cream puff defeated me (albeit one the size of a babies head)!

Columbus Ohio
Columbus

Columbus is not necessarily the most exciting city, but still worth a visit. The welcome sign and even the Capitol Building are understated to say the least!

Columbus Ohio Welcome Sign
Welcome!
Ohio State Capitol
The Capitol Building
Civil War Memorial Columbus Ohio
Civil War Memorial

One of the interesting sights in Columbus is a replica of the sailing ship, the Santa Maria on the Scioto River that flows past the downtown area.  The original was the flagship of Christopher Columbus (the namesake for this very city) on his voyage to the New World in 1492. In front of  the Veterans Memorial Auditorium is a statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger. It depicts him in his body building days, when he won the Mr. World Professional Body Building competition in this very auditorium in Columbus in 1970.

Christopher Columbus Statue Columbus Ohio
Christopher Columbus
Santa Maria Columbus Ship
The Santa Maria
Arnold Schwarzenegger Mr World Statue Columbus Ohio
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger Mr World Statue Columbus Ohio
Big Arnie power

Now onto the Man vs Food situation. As I said earlier I was defeated by a cream puff of all things (a special blueberry one), but I did eat 2 full plates from the awesome German sausage buffet (numerous sausages and german side dishes such as sauerkraut) at Schmidt’s Sausage Haus in Germantown before hand, hence the reason this ended up being a 1 all draw! The cream puff’s are delicious though and one of Schmidt’s specialties.

Schmidts Sausage Haus Columbus Ohio
Waiting for the sausage buffet
Sausage Buffet Schmidts Sausage Haus Columbus Ohio
Sausage Buffet – I wasn’t thinking too much about presentation here – otherwise I would have had the sausages all lined up instead of piling it all on!
Desserts Schmidts Sausage Haus
Line the desserts up!
Blueberry Cream Puff Schmidts Sausage Haus
My nemesis – a Blueberry Cream Puff!
Blueberry Cream Puff Schmidts Columbus Ohio
Couldn’t finish the cream puff – I hit the food wall!
Arnold Schwarzenegger Schmidt's Sausage Haus
Even Arnie likes Schmidt’s Sausage Haus

On the way to Columbus we stopped in a town in Ohio called Cambridge. This turned out to be a great decision as there was a motorcycle event going on with hundreds of cool bikes on the street!

Motorbikes in Cambridge Ohio
Motorbikes in Cambridge
Motorbikes in Cambridge Ohio
Nice ride
Motorbikes in Cambridge
Choppers
Cambridge Town Hall Ohio
Cambridge Town Hall
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