** I realize that the next few posts won’t have too much to do with decorating, so I’ll try to get through them quickly and get back to updating you on a few projects we’ve been working on. In the meantime, I thought it would be good to document our trip before I forget what we did!**
We actually started out our trip by visiting Zach’s parents in the western part of the state. We enjoyed relaxing in the mountains, and even got to go tubing down the New River with Zach’s mom. It was so much fun to catch up with family without having any pressing agenda.
The night before we left, we still had no idea where we were going. We tossed around ideas from Colorado to Miami, but eventually decided on the Chicago area for the cooler weather and relative proximity. We left on Thursday morning and headed to Cincinnati. I was then escorted by my excellent chauffeur:
Through the beautiful countryside:
Armed with the essentials:
That night, we stopped at some outlets (where I managed to get a great deal on some jeans) and checked in to the hotel. The next day, we had some time to explore Cincinnati. We walked around the city and enjoyed the view from one of the tallest buildings in the area:
To be honest, after checking out the view, we couldn’t find too much else that we wanted to do. So we headed to the Creation Museum. And (in my opinion) it was overpriced and somewhat frustrating. I’ll leave it at that.
That night, we went to the Great American Ballbark to watch the Reds play the Cleveland Indians (Zach’s favorite team). The Reds won, but we still had a great time enjoying the beautiful setting (the stadium is on a river), being entertained by the kids in front of us, and watching the fireworks at the end of the game. I’m not really a baseball fan, but there’s something about watching America’s favorite pastime on a beautiful, warm night that just says summer.
Next stop: Chicago!