Reminiscing

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Today was a day of re-living a seemingly past life. It took me from the windswept plains of the fields surrounding this quaint little town, all the way to the heart of the very beast itself. I started with a visit to the old water tower that was the backdrop of my childhood. She was still standing strong and amazingly looking almost new still. Carter Park and the Wood County Jail house were next and proved to be quite stoic in their inanimateness. The trip took a turn for the worse there as we passed into the nightmares of every child in the region... the dreaded Bowling Green Manor house...

This place taken over by the local historical society several years ago was one an abandoned building that seemed to call to all children at a certain age with its mystery.
Best buffet in town!
The legend is that this place one housed several insane mental patients being cared for by, questionable, to say the least, doctors. The building no houses weapons and weird artifacts that were used in torture and murders by the past patients themselves. Once the building was rebuilt some years later the "haunting" stories began and was ever since empty. Strangely though the building itself aged much much slower then all other buildings in the region currently resulting in it being refurbished and turned into a historical museum. If on a tour you ask about the legend you will be told that they are just rumors, and after all thats just what they are.... right?

From their the hunger of my day set in so I decided to go tour the fine cuisine that BG has to offer.
Best buffet in town!
Leading off the chart toppers of the city we come a crossed a true diamond in the rough.... Paglia's Pizza on South Main Street. If you have ever wanted to taste an AMAZING pizza buffet that encompasses the entire Italian food gambit then be my guest and make your reservations now. Along with Paglia's you can try out Pizzanellos, but note that their pizza is superior but the selection of other foods is not. However if you decide you want a more intimate setting I would recommend the fine dinning of Tuxedo Junction or Sam B's downtown. They both offer excellent food at reasonable prices with great small town atmosphere. If your more into the dinner type experience they try out the Corner Dinner on North Main... this place has been around forever and obviously has learned how to stand the tests of time.
Church thats older than dirt haha.
For the lunch crowd out there you have several choices including Call of the Canyon that serves one of the best sandwiches in town, to Trotters which has a more college type bar atmosphere. Last but not least you come to my favorite restaurant... Easystreet Cafe... its to die for, let me tell you. The food runs the gambit but the burger is my favorite, its huge, juicy, delicious and leaves you with a full stomach that you want to revisit again soon.

After all this food you might want to walk off your dinner and the perfect place for that is the local record store. Almost located in the very center of the city you find a true gem called Finders. This record store has over 5million records, tapes, CDs, Videos, DVDs and a host of other multi-media items. If they don't have it you dont need it is what they will tell you because everything from Marylin Monroe's secret diary on tape to the Techno that was just put on album 3 weeks ago in Thailand... they have it. With just under half a mile of shelving and more atmosphere then a lifetime of visits can take in this is truly a great way to end your day in BG.

Now take that new album home, pop it in the player, and relax the night away in a warm bed knowing that tomorrow brings new adventure.
ortoch says:
lol I will be your tourguide if you do... will be the shortest tour EVER haha
Posted on: Feb 20, 2008
yadilitta says:
I want to go there!!!!
Posted on: Feb 20, 2008
PhinsAndGills says:
Boy, your blog really brought back some memories for me, too! Finder in Findlay went out of business after the flooding, which is very sad. GREAT blog!
Posted on: Feb 20, 2008
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Stadium View
Stadium View
Best buffet in town!
Best buffet in town!
Best buffet in town!
Best buffet in town!
Church thats older than dirt haha.
Church thats older than dirt haha.
Cycle Works (got my first bike her…
Cycle Works (got my first bike he…
The ben franklins thats been here …
The ben franklins thats been here…
Easy Street Cafe (delicious)
Easy Street Cafe (delicious)
Call of the Canyon (again deliciou…
Call of the Canyon (again delicio…
The old Cla-Zel theater... miss th…
The old Cla-Zel theater... miss t…
Finders music...
Finders music...
... thats one of 4 rooms that look…
... thats one of 4 rooms that loo…
Stadium View Apartments (I am in t…
Stadium View Apartments (I am in …
Cold... brrrr
Cold... brrrr
My old home
My old home
Good ole BG
Good ole BG
The Jail
The Jail
Old pumping station replica
Old pumping station replica
The scariest building in the world…
The scariest building in the worl…
I couldnt stop I am still scared o…
I couldnt stop I am still scared …
The ghosts are in there somewhere …
The ghosts are in there somewhere…
Corner Diner
Corner Diner
Downtown
Downtown
Me standing in the middle of the s…
Me standing in the middle of the …
The famous muffler sculpture
The famous muffler sculpture
Home I was born into
Home I was born into
The BG windmill
The BG windmill
Stadium at night
Stadium at night
The new stadium wing
The new stadium wing
Downtown at night
Downtown at night
My friends in Jeds
My friends in Jed's
The new library
The new library
Downtown
Downtown
Pisanellos
Pisanello's
The courthouse tower
The courthouse tower
Trotters
Trotters
Tuxedo Junction
Tuxedo Junction
Jeds
Jed's
Huntington bank showing just above…
Huntington bank showing just abov…
62 km (39 miles) traveled
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