Toxic Brew, and then Valparaiso IN

Well, there are some really good beers brewing in this country, one of them actually called Toxic Brewery, and last night we tried some, strolling the Oregon District in Dayton OH. 


And after a great breakfast at the Butter café we were good to go again.

I’m really grateful to Dayton for everything I learned there, hoping I will be back in Ohio one day.
Then we were on the road again. And around 3 hours later we found Valparaiso, Indiana.


With this guy

Orville Redenbacher, the world famous popcorn brand. Creted by Charlie Bowman and Orville Redenbacher in the 60s who lived and worked in Valparaiso.

I was also very happy to find an amazing coffe place The Fluid Coffee bar


Now moving on again

Lotta

Dayton day-two

Once again I’m grateful for communication. And I’m grateful I had two days to spend in Dayton Ohio to try to learn more about this town, and the stories about men and women who has worked so hard to support their community.

Thanks to a lot of signs posted here and there I could read me to a lot of things. For instance,  the canal that had once been between the Third and the Fifth street

And  how heavy rains in March 1913 caused a massive flood that demolished big parts of the town

Later it was decided to fill the canals

I also went inside the Library today, it is amazing.

Outside


Inside



In Coppers Park right outside the Library I saw this sign


And by the beautiful Riverscape I found this


I love communicating, and I love Hope


Lotta

Stories and hope!

I have a thing for this man, I really do. 

So when my feet led me to this place today it felt good to read about how important the Ohio speaches had been to Lincoln in the beginning of his political career. And that he was invited to come by his friend Dayton.

Further across some of the enourmous streets I came to the gigantic library, I would have loved to go inside and find a spot to sit and read a good book in but I did not. However I found a sign that told about how Daniel Cooper is considered the founder of Dayton because of all the hard work and improvements he made to make it a city. For instance making the roads “4 poles wide”


It is sad to see so many broken people who sit there waiting, as well as broken buildings. But I could actually also sense a feeling of renewal and hope as well. Places for different aspects of care of people were visible. It was Wednesday Walk for a good cause, I believe it was helping raising awareness for Alzheimers, and quite a lot of people were walking, across the bridges, and so was I.


 I also saw Red Cross signs in more than one place, but I never found out where their meeting place was.


I believe in Hope, and I like to think there is hope for making Downtown Ohio a good place for people to stay.

Tomorrow I will take a new tour, and find out more. Explore more about the Oregon area. We found a really good place to eat there tonight.


And not be without battery in my phone.

And btw we took a detour to Beavercreak and got a dose of Mall feeling so now I’m cured for a while, but Barnes and Nobles was nice 😉

Lotta