Wednesday, November 23, 2011

TTT: Ohio Anyone?

I found an old friend on Facebook. Michael Miller. He and I worked together in a restaurant in the 80's. Then he became the room mate of my two best friends.

Oh, the fun back then. The dinner parties and bottles of wine... The beach days.

Later, he moved to Lanikai beach and we had get togethers over there. One time we all rented kayaks and paddled out to the Mokes. Had a picnic.

Wonderful, adventurous, fun-filled days. Before careers and families and mortgages....

Mike is also a wonderful craftsman and artist. He used to collect beach glass and make amazing earrings and beach glass mosaics to hang in the window.

Mike moved to Maui years ago and managed an art gallery over there. Then, sometime ago, he moved back to Ohio to help care for his aging parents.

I've never been to Ohio, but two of my long time blog buds live there.

Jan from the Sushi Bar. She is wise, wise-mouthed, witty, and a wonderful cook who knows more about food and sustainability than anyone else I know. She is also about to come out with a cookbook - how awesome is that?

Kristin Hoffman. An adorable twenty something and most excellent writer. Also, I think, the very first blogger I ever left a comment on.

Both of these lovely ladies have contributed to TTT before.

Mike has a consignment store in Tipp City. Crossroad Consignments, which you can also find on Facebook.

If you travel in his neck of the woods, please go pay him and his store a visit!

Tipp City, Ohio

Mike says wonderful things about Tipp City....

Got Travel? A favorite haunt by your home? Link a post on up.

Oh! Just realized this post will go up on Thanksgiving. A most Happy Thanksgiving to all. One thing I am most grateful for is the world of blog and all the friendships I have made out here.


Michele said...

What a wonderful story.

I've met some of the best people because of blogging, in-real-life or not.

Brian Miller said...

mike sounds like a cool guy...funny my cousins name is mike miller...its not him though...but he is a musician so art runs in the name i guess...smiles.

Sprite's Keeper said...

My main reason for ever visiting Ohio would be to see Jan, but that town looks like fun too. Maybe a side trip to Mike's store?

Jan said...

Oh, bless your heart, sweet lady! Please, visit Ohio - I will make sure you have a happy, warm place to stay and all the good food you can eat. :)

I have not been to Tipp City, but I'm going to look it up. I smell a road trip!

Anonymous said...

Happy T-day, my friend. Blogger is not letting me comment - hoping that third times the charm.


Sandi McBride said...

It's a bit early, but never mind...I once lived in Cleveland...went to Monticello Junior High while my sister went to Shaker Heights High...we arrived in early June in shorts only to find them still wearing coats...our introduction to "the land of the Yankee" lol!

Jeff said...

I'm way behind on finishing up my summer travel writings... but the post I linked to hasn't yet been used in a TTT... So here it is. As for Ohio, I don't think I have been to Tipp City, but I've driven across that state more times than I care to remember--especially coming out of Michigan and heading to NC and having to cut cross ways across the state. The southern part of Ohio with the rolling hills is beautiful!

Mama Badger said...

I'm seriously feeling like chopped liver over here. Hmmm, I live just as close as Jan to this shop! Oh, wait, I should probably shut up since I'm the only one who lives close enough for Jan to visit... but if I'm ever down his way I'll be sure to visit. I love sea glass! Happy Thanksgiving, Pseudo!

Jeanne Estridge said...

Tipp City is just 20 miles from me--Old Dog goes to work there every day. I'll have to check out your friend!

Lisa said...

Happy thanksgiving. Sounds like an interesting shop. There is a very special comraderie I feel in this cyberworld.

Kristan said...

Aw, thanks for the link love! I've never been to Tipp City, but if I make it out there, I'll be sure to stop in and say hi to Mike for you!

Anonymous said...

Never been but thanks for the heads up! KNow several bloggers there now!