In looking for things to do while staying home this summer my husband and I have been taking day road trips. Our latest adventure was the Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Tour. It wasn’t actually a “tour” in that we didn’t go with other people. It was just the two of us in our car following a map of the Covered Bridges Byway in Ashtabula County, Ohio. There are 19 covered bridges, but the map we found took us to 9 of them, which was the perfect amount as we were driving for about three hours.
We started at West Liberty Covered Bridge, which at 18 feet long, is America’s shortest covered bridge.
Caine Road Bridge was built in honor of the 175th anniversary of Ashtabula County in 1986.
The Graham Road Bridge now sits on a small park and has a cute bench and picnic table. It was built from remnants of a bridge washed downstream in the 1913 flood.
It wasn’t just the covered bridges that made this such a special drive. The whole drive-seeing the flowers, the farmland, the lush greenery-it was all so beautiful. We were so close to home, but it really didn’t feel like it. Taking this day road trip was so uplifting. For those few hours, I actually felt like we were on vacation.
Take a drive, even if it’s to the next town and walk some streets. It’s amazing how a change of scenery for a small amount of time can be so energizing!
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