Do you love the snow? Do you want to get the all American Home Town feel? Then you must have to visit Columbus - the capital city of Ohio state. It is located at the confluence of the river Scioto and the river Olentangy.
I landed in this cozy city on the Christmas Eve of 2009. The chilly winds greeted me at the airport and they accompanied me for all four months that I spent there. The very next day upon arrival, I witnessed the first ever snow fall of my life!!! The soft white snow flakes were landing slowly on the ground as if some white fairies were landing on the earth from heaven. Within moments, everything turned white - the trees, the parked cars, the roofs… There was this white blanket spread all over. The sunset used to be very early, by 5 o’ clock. Compared to the windy, chilly darkness outside, the warm and well-lit hotel room was much cozy.
The super market was at a walking distance from where we were staying. Getting there was a tedious but amusing task. The sidewalks used to be covered with snow. So we had to be cautious while walking there. It really used to be an amusing site when we used to waddle through calf-length snow fully covered in warm clothes, just like clowns!! Basically this place sees a variety of weather with average high temperature up to 40 °C and average low up to -6.5 °C.
Majority of the population here is White. It seems to have an influence of European culture with places like German village and Amish Country in vicinity. The people here are warm, welcoming and friendly.
It has historical significance too. Here are some facts - The first water plant in the world to apply filtration and softening was constructed here. It saw the landing of world’s first commercial cargo flight. The birthplace of aviation - Dayton - where Wright brothers built the first ever airplane is about 75 miles from Columbus.
It has one of the largest universities in the USA - The Ohio State University - well known as OSU. Columbus is one of the most literate and best educated cities in the USA.
With many historical places in and around the city, good educational facilities, accessibility to major cities and rich cultural experience, anyone would like to make it a home !!!