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Today's destination.

Continuing with the mission to seek out presidential sites in Ohio steered me south towards Georgetown, where Ulysses Grant’s Boyhood Home may be found.  Researching the site over the web urged haste, because they are closed from November until sometime in the spring.  The drive was a bit shy of two hours and quite pleasant – I followed back roads and gained exposure to several charming villages.  Just may need to bounce back at a later date and check them out.

 

Georgetown was also inviting.  A small town which never grew into something bigger, but never decayed into nothingness.   Downtown is vintage 1950’s, but many of the homes are clearly from days much earlier.  I pulled off on the main drag (plenty of non-metered parking) and simply took off on foot, confident a diner would be lurking about.

Georgetown, Ohio - how reminiscent of the 'good old days' can you get?
  Sure enough, I stumbled upon the Cherry St. Eatery within two blocks, pausing for lunch and a review, below.  Remained on foot to Grant’s Boyhood Home for a swell tour, also reviewed.  Admission here “grants” entrance into Grant’s Schoolhouse as well, though the docent informed me the volunteer called in sick today.  Revealing her dedication, she shared that she possessed a key to the schoolhouse and would lock up and show me around if I desired to visit that as well.  Naturally I asked whether it was a one room schoolhouse (Grant would have attended in the 1820’s, so that seemed obvious), which she confirmed.  I did not want to cheat anyone from touring the boyhood home, another couple was just winding up when I arrived, so I told her not to worry about letting me into the schoolhouse – since it was a single room I would just peek in the window.

 

After our tour I walked down to the schoolhouse, which was only about four blocks distant, and peered through the glass.  Plenty of placards, so perhaps I did forfeit something, but not compromised visually by opting out of going inside.  Then I enjoyed a short circular walk around town back to my wheels.  A very pretty village.

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