I wanted to thank everybody for the recommendations. My trip report will be starting up at our blog (http://marieletseat.com
) on Saturday and continuing for several weeks' worth of chapters.
Before the rest of us made it up there to join her, Marie followed DonW's recommendation for Marion's Piazza, only to find the backup camera that she brought had failed. She said that she really enjoyed it, but I hate that we don't have pictures from it.
In and around Dayton, we visited Bill's Donut Shop, Thai 9, B & K Root Beer in Troy (Root Beere Stande was apparently closed for the season), Maid-Rite in Greenville (RKB, I wouldn't have missed that long, straight, flat, treeless drive for the world - I wouldn't do it again in a hurry, but I've never seen land like that!), a Skyline, and Hamburger Wagon in Miamisburg.
Russ and DonW, we did indeed make it to Jungle Jim's and ohmigawd, that place is nuts. We were there forEVER and left about seventy bucks lighter and have no complaints. I completely forgot about goetta, though, and us with a freezer pack to store all the imported cheeses!
This trip, with all the stops up that way and back, is going to keep our blog fueled with stories from Saturday through (checks calendar) January 15! It's been the biggest road trip we've undertaken since starting the blog and it was a complete blast.