We left upstate New York on August 29th and headed for Ohio. We are working our way back to Missouri for the fall and some family time.

We are staying a little over a week at a KOA near Homerville, Ohio (Homerville is about 1.5 hours southwest of Cleveland, OH). It is a five star KOA, and it is really nice! However, it is in the middle of no where. There are a couple of small towns within 5-6 miles that have small grocery stores and other necessities. The nearest larger town (with a Walmart and other big stores) is about a 30 minute drive away. This is all ok, however, we just didn’t expect it to be so isolated.

The other day we took a drive to the town of Medina (pronounced: muh-dine-uh). Medina has a population of about 26,000. We did a little shopping at a couple of “big” stores before we decided to eat some lunch in historic downtown.

We found this local bar and grill called P. J. Marley’s right on the town square. The building used to be an old bank, so the place had lots of character. They even turned the old vault into a dining area. You can see the old safety deposit boxes in the back.

We had a great little lunch there, and our waitress was so friendly! If you are ever near Medina, Ohio, I highly recommend that you stop by P. J. Marley’s for a meal.

After lunch we walked around the square and checked out some of the little shops. There were several historical markers and buildings on the square. There was a lovely town park in the middle of the square. It was a beautiful day, and we loved the older part of town. Here are some photos of the square.

There were flowers everywhere around the square and the park. They were gorgeous!
The town park.
The red brick building to the left of the tallest building is the Savings Deposit Bank where we ate lunch at P. J. Marley’s.

We had a lovely time exploring the town square. There was also a store named Chill Artisan Ice Cream. Their website says, “Each day, we make small batches of unique and seasonal flavors on-site; in Akron and in Medina. While we have a few favorites that we keep in constant supply, you’re guaranteed something new and unique is always being created.” Of course, we had to get a scoop of ice cream, and it was delicious!

So, for now ….. “On the Road Again!”


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