The first weekend of August Jason and I headed to Cincinnati for a Cards/Reds game. I mentioned here that it was my birthday present from him. We left the kids in good hands (one night with each set of grandparents) and were gone Friday - Sunday. We had a really nice time! When we got to our hotel they were out of one bedroom suites, so we were upgraded to a two bedroom penthouse. This "room" was HUGE! It was a pretty old hotel and in need of updates, so we basically felt like we were staying in a grandparents' apartment. The main floor (yes there were two floors) had a full kitchen, living room, 1/2 bathroom and a deck w/patio furniture. Upstairs there were two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, a walk-in closet and a balcony. A little excessive for our party of two, no? But it was SO nice to be so spread out!! I got to sleep in both mornings while my early-rising hubs went downstairs to watch TV. It was a great set-up.
Friday night we went to a sushi restaurant which happened to be across from a very fancy restaurant. All night we watched nicely dressed people drop their fancy cars off with the valet. Then came the Ferrari and some souped up SUVs. We determined the men who were getting out of most of the cars were Bengals players. Definitely some good sight seeing while we were having dinner.
Hofbrauhaus. It was beautiful weather so we sat outside in their big beer garden and had a great time. The beers were yummy and they were BIG!
Goetta Fest. Goetta is apparently a type of meat that is big in Cincinnati and we happened to catch the annual festival celebrating it. We decided to walk there since it was a beautiful day which took us at least an hour.
the bar after the game. Lovely.
the local farmer's market on our way out of town. We are glad we did; it was about two times the size of Soulard Market, so there was a lot to see. We bought some uniquely flavored sausages and honey butter to take home and ate a lunch of yummy gyros.
We missed the boys while we were gone but we really enjoyed spending 1:1 time, exploring a new city, seeing a Cards game in a new stadium, and seeing our friends. We hope to continue these trips for many years to come!