On our second full day in Xenia, we'd hoped to get some more pedaling in and return to Yellow Springs and the wonderful Young's Dairy a bit north of town. However, Mother Nature had other plans. It rained off and on all day long and just wasn't worth trying to get out for a ride.
In the late afternoon, the rain finally stopped for awhile, and we got out for a walk around town. Our hotel was right in the downtown area, and Xenia really is a cute little midwestern town with some history to boot.
The Greene County Historical Society maintains this charming circa 1798 log cabin. According to the historical plaque (see below), it has been moved a few times before arriving in its present location in downtown Xenia.
This historical marker tells about the great Xenia tornado of 1974. Apparently the town was nearly destroyed, but you would never know it now. They've done a great job of rebuilding.
Right next door to the Galloway cabin is this pretty house that now serves as the offices for the Greene County Historical Society.
Before hoofing it back to the hotel due to rain starting up yet again, we enjoyed walking around the residential area near downtown and saw some adorable houses. It was fairly dark out from the nearby storm, so I didn't take any photos.
Here is the aftermath of the long day of rain behind a shopping center near the hotel. The midwest has been getting hit hard with rain of late, but at least we've managed to dodge hail and tornadoes. 'Tis the season, I guess....
Finally, after dinner (fast food salads) the rain had passed to the east, and the sun peaked over the horizon just before sunset. The Greene County courthouse downtown was especially pretty when illuminated by the setting sun.
Next stop: Richmond, Indiana. Stay tuned!
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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