My Ohio, United States Photo Diary – Part 1

Christen and I in his car.

I’ve officially been in the United States, specifically Ohio, for 19 days now! I can’t believe it’s almost 3 weeks! I go back home in 2 and a half weeks, and there’s still so much that I want to do and see. I’m splitting my photo diary into about 3 different blog posts because there’s so much to share, so here’s part one, which compiles some of the snaps I took from the first 2 weeks. I don’t want to write too much text as it’s quite picture heavy, so I will just put a few little captions underneath each pic.

So far though, after arriving here from Croatia, I’m having a wonderful time and experiencing so much! I’ve already been to Walmart, Kroger, Meijer, Bob Evans, Fizoli’s, Chipotle, Circle K, Old Navy, American Eagle, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Kohl’s, Texas Roadhouse and so much more! The scenery is amazing here too! The sky is stunning in the evenings, everything is so big and open spaced, the cars are on the wrong side of the road… Ha ha.

I love the USA and everyone is so friendly! As you know from my previous post though, I’m staying here with Christen, and meeting him when I arrived into Columbus, Ohio airport was so surreal. I met a lovely lady on the second flight from Newark to Columbus, and she took our photo as I arrived. When I was in Newark airport in New Jersey, I got to see the New York skyline out of the window, and that was pretty incredible! I can’t wait to share more in my next posts! If you have any questions for me, please let me know in the comments below. Lorna xx.

At Fizoli’s – the first restaurant we went to.

Breakfast at Bob Evans.

Trying McDonald’s here for the first time.

My very first snow cone at the Labor Day Parade!

Having fun on the carousel at the parade.

First time trying Wendy’s – Chili and fries.

Out to dinner in Columbus, Ohio, with Christen’s best friend and his wife.

On a famous Columbus bridge in the rain – Bridge Park.

The very first moment meeting each other at the airport.

Some cartoon style clouds in the sky.

First time trying a real American gas station slushee!

Twinning in our leather jackets for a date night.



On a walk around Woodland, our favourite neighbourhood here.

Our first selfie together, in our matching denim jackets.

The coolest USA flag hat at Boot Barn.

Trying on my very first pair of cowboy boots!

Loved this cowboy hat!

These cowboy boots are definitely sparkly!

Checking out the hats in Boot Barn.

Trying the most delicious ice cream at Jeni’s in Columbus – I highly recommend it!

Trying my first movie theatre icee!

My first gluten free pizza at Donato’s! The ham and mushroom side is mine.

Great food at a bar in Columbus.

Bridge Park lit up at night.

Contemplating buying this hat since everyone loves the Browns here!

– Part 2 coming soon!



  1. Ali
    September 20, 2021 / 11:46 pm

    Beautiful photos Lorn x

    • Lorna
      September 24, 2021 / 6:15 pm

      Thank you!

  2. September 21, 2021 / 3:54 am

    Looks like you’re having a lot of fun! it’s great to see you are enjoying it so much there! 🙂

    Hope your week is off to a good start! Quieter one here after our busy weekend.

    • Lorna
      September 24, 2021 / 6:15 pm

      Thank you so much, Mica 🙂

  3. Ian
    September 21, 2021 / 7:39 am

    Hello Lorna
    Pleased to see it is all going well for you both , make the most of the time you have left in America and try has much has you can . take care Ian

    • Lorna
      September 24, 2021 / 6:15 pm

      Thank you so much!

    • Lorna
      September 24, 2021 / 6:15 pm

      Thanks, Amy!

  4. September 24, 2021 / 5:35 pm

    It looks like you’ve been a having a great time!! Plus all the food looks so delicious.
    Can’t wait to read part two!

    Loren |

    • Lorna
      September 24, 2021 / 6:15 pm

      Thank you, Loren!

  5. Josh
    September 25, 2021 / 11:07 am

    I can’t believe you’re in Columbus, Lorna! I live in Cleveland and went to school at Ohio State. Suffice it to say, I never thought you’d end up in my neck of the woods. Looks like you’re enjoying your trip! Stay safe!

    • Lorna
      September 27, 2021 / 8:02 pm

      Ha ha, I’m actually in Mansfield! But I was just in Columbus yesterday again! I went to Easton! I see all the merchandise for Ohio State everywhere!

    • Lorna
      October 12, 2021 / 11:32 pm

      Thank you!

  6. Mark
    January 1, 2022 / 11:54 pm

    I love Bob Evans’ breakfasts! Had a few in Indianapolis on my many visits there. Next time you’re in the States, see if you can find a Ruby Tuesday restaurant. First visited one in 2004, coincidentally in Ohio. Asked at the desk of the motel I was staying at if there was somewhere I could sit down and use a knife and fork rather than all the fast food joints they have. There was a Ruby’s about a quarter of a mile from the hotel. The steak is to die for… Suffice to say that I’ve frequented the chain in Indianapolis, Kissimmee & New York on subsequent visits! You won’t regret it!

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