Over Spring Break, my parents made the drive from Oklahoma to Ohio to see me for a few days! I showed them many of the sights of Columbus, and with some time off from school I got a chance to really enjoy everything myself.
One of my favorite things that we did together, was attend a Blue Jackets game. For anyone who doesn’t know, the Columbus Blue Jackets is an NHL team that plays in Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus. This was my very first hockey game to attend, and it was a ton of fun (it doesn’t hurt that the blue jackets beat Montreal 5-2)!
We also made a trip to the Columbus Convention Center, where we saw the statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger, and also stopped at a very cool piece of public art that is housed in the convention center. It’s really fun to go to with friends and see how goofy your picture turns out. What’s really cool, is once your picture is taken it’s sorted into a database with everyone who has ever taken a picture there and randomly displayed from then on!
Finally, we made a trip over to Easton Town Center to do a little bit of shopping. Easton is a really cool outdoor shopping complex with tons of great brands to choose from and also a really fun atmosphere to hang out in during nice weather.
All in all it was really fun to get to play host to my parents, and to get to be a tourist in my own city for a little bit. It was a great reminder of how many different fun things there are to do in Columbus!