Exploring Kent

2018 Northeast, Family, Ohio, Road Trip

Yesterday and today we’ve had the pleasure of Emily’s company as we’ve explored the area of Kent and Cuyahoga Falls OH. Yesterday the costume shop closed early and she joined us for a delicious lunch at Mike’s Place, a delightful eatery in Kent with multiple themes including Star Wars and Margaritaville. We included her in a quest to replace our ancient dress shoes with the expert assistance of Mike at The Shoe Horn in Cuyahoga Falls then back to Silver Springs to introduce Emily and Sc@rlett. Em loved our trailer! After we dropped her off we headed straight to Porthouse Theater. This morning we met up with her in Kent to enjoy brunch together at the Rise & Shine Cafe in downtown Kent before exploring John Brown Tannery Park on foot. This stretch of the Cuyahoga River has a long and storied history. One person who for a while owned a business on the river here was a tanner named John Brown who had strong ties to this part of Ohio. He would fail as a tanner but after his first protests against segregation in the Congregational Church in Kent would go on to bloody abolitionist activities in Kansas and ultimately raid the National Armory in Harper’s Ferry unleashing a chain of events leading to the American Civil War.

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