Any and all Buckeye football fans, residents of Columbus and/or Northern Ohio and such, I need your help.
A friend wants to go to a Buckeye game with her father. He has recovered from a bout with cancer, but it left him weak. He uses a staff or walker to get around. She is worried that he may not be around much longer. I want to give her a trip to the game and a side trip to the area around Sandusky area where her father grew up.
So to ask:[ul]
[li]What are the best seats in Ohio Stadium? There is a block of seats in the 22AA secion that is selling for a fraction of what seats in 22A are selling for. What is the catch? Are these alumni-only seats, is the view blocked, or what?[/li]
[li]I need the name of a very nice hotel in Columbus–maybe not the uber-expensive historical hotel, but something better than the usual business class hotel. Are any hotels around the stadium good, or should I look elsewhere? The Hyatt at Capital Square was recommended by a travel agent, but I don’t have any idea about the hotels in Columbus.[/li]
[li]How about Sandusky? Can anyone recommend a good hotel, or a bread and breakfast west of town?[/li]
And can anyone make a good guess about their hometown? Until two generations ago their family were dairy farmers and had been since they emigrated from Germany before the Revolution. Their hometown has grown some but not much. I’m not sure where they lived, but it was west of Cleveland and I think it was just west of Sandusky. The father has talked about going as a kid to see the Blue Hole, so they may have lived close to Castalia. Sure, I could ask them, but I want this to be a surprise.[/ul]