Happy Monday Friends!
Anyone have a heart attack watching basketball this weekend? Just Big Blue Nation then? Whew, makin me nervous in that last one boys….
Anyway, I didn’t come here to talk basketball though folks. My Mother came up for the weekend which means lots of exploring! She’s been up to Lexington a few times now so we thought it best to branch out a bit to the surrounding areas. I’m not a huge fan of Louisville (sorry Kristen 😦 ) so we decided to go see Cincinnati instead since they’re about equal driving distance.
Quite the sky-line right? Besides this awesome view, and the real cool art gems we found around town I’d haveta say Cincy was a bust too. (I now apologize to everyone reading this from Cincinnati as well).
I guess I’m just not a city girl at heart and none can stand-up to my love of Boston, so I don’t know why I keep giving them a shot. I think it’s a matter of feeling like I don’t belong and everyone knows it. Make sense? Dreams of the Big Apple I’ve never had….
Back to the cool stuff though. One of the biggest things I love about cities is all the art. Granted some of it is graffiti and not so pretty, but take a look at this thing….
I wish we coulda found parking near this guy so I could take some fun pictures #bloggerproblems Also another reason I don’t like cities….parking problems….
We also saw people hanging out of their windows! I mean calm down people of Cincinnati, everything’s gonna be alright, you’re city’s not that bad, I was kidding!
Seriously though, at first glance I thought they really were people until I realized what giant people they would have been. Get with it eyeballs.
We also went to this market that reminded me of Faneuil Hall in Boston, except not as cool duh. I tried to get a picture inside so you could see how crowded it was. Shoulder to shoulder crowds and people shoving past you does not make it easy to take a photo though. So the one I managed to snap was blurry plus I was getting the side-eye from like 30 people and their grandmothers, not too happy that I just took their picture so I deleted it…..
Here’s what the outside looked like though!
Inside it was basically like a giant farmers market except with permanent stands. Like if a Butcher shop and a farmers market had a baby. There was a LOT of raw meat though and I got kinda grossed out. There was also a waffle stand, pie stand, and lots of handcrafted things like soap and jewelry. Made for an interesting morning. Plus free samples always make life a better place.
Oh and I had my first Bubble Tea….Mango, delish.
That afternoon we went to an Art Museum and friends, I really wish I could have taken pictures of this one fashion exhibit they had on display from the 60’s. It was weird with a capital W. Seriously there was a peacock inspired dress with a matching peacock feather head-dress…..”made for the working woman” WHAT?!?! In what world would a working woman need a peacock feather head-dress unless she was on safari and needed to blend in with all the Other peacocks??
I’m glad I’m not that kind of working woman……I fail to see the instance that any woman would wear a boobless bathing suit either. Like boobs, on display for the world to see…..That trend was definitely made by a man. A very pervy man….Get yourself together Fashion Industry of the 60’s!
Ok so that last picture was just pretty and I wanted to end on a high note. You know I couldn’t pass up giant painted sunflowers!
Has anyone else every been to Cincinnati? Thoughts? Feelings?
Or perhaps a suggestion on a city I might actually like better than Boston? Doubt it but you can always try me.
Now tell me about YOUR weekend!