There were a couple of spontaneous stops as well as some planned stops on
my drive home. The planned stops were to note the purpose of this day.
Technically the first presidential library/museum in the country turns 100
on May 30, 2016, but this one day early party is the best I could do.
The drive was dry and so was half of the walking. But I gotta say, that
1890 rain looked a lot like 2016 rain.
Parks, swimming pools, and lots of other stuff reopen this time of year.
For the most part, things that close for the winter come back with a
little fresh paint and other maintenance type repairs but sometimes there
are more significant changes. That is certainly the case with two Ohio
sites reopening Memorial Day Weekend. One is
Ohio Village which closed last fall as a 1860 era town
and is reopening as something from the 1890s. The other is
Rutherford B. Hayes
Presidential Center which is reopening with several new displays after
a $1.3 million renovation. Both actually reopen on Saturday but the Hayes
party has events planned throughout the weekend allowing me to celebrate
there on Sunday after seeing the changes at Ohio Village on Saturday.