Happy New Year’s Eve! The temperature has hovered at or below freezing for most of the day, and we have enjoyed a steady bout of light freezing rain. Michael and I plan to spend the evening at home, snuggled up on the couch watching movies. We are going to order a pizza and break into… Continue reading Putz Houses
On Wednesday, we ventured out to visit the Over the Rhine historic district near downtown Cincinnati. According to wikipedia, it is “the largest, most intact urban historic district in the United States.” Over the Rhine, or OTR, as many people call it, was established by German immigrants in the 1800s. A bridge over the Miami… Continue reading Over the Rhine
Merry Christmas Eve! Michael and I are enjoying Christmas time in our cozy apartment. We’ve been watching all the classic Christmas movies, drinking hot chocolate (well, Michael has been drinking hot chocolate; I’ve been sipping Bailey’s, yum!), eating homemade Christmas cookies and Stollen (courtesy of my sister, Christina, and her husband, Casey), perusing old Christmas… Continue reading Christmas Eve!
Cincinnati is home to a spectacular collection of murals. Many of them are part of former mayor Mark Mallory’s mural program, ArtWorks. He commissioned a team of youth apprentices and artists to beautify empty wall space with art in the form of murals. At this time, ArtWorks has completed 36 murals. By the time the… Continue reading Cincinnatus
We had our first “snow” experience in Cincinnati yesterday. It was a big deal for me! I’m sure the locals would laugh at how excited I got when I spotted the first flurries. We were driving, and I was ready to stop everything, leap out of the car, and run around in the wind that… Continue reading Flurries
I never thought I’d be writing a blog post about a gas station, but we have found an amazing chain of gas stations up here called United Dairy Farmers, or simply UDF. They really are incredible! UDF has over 200 convenience store locations in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Carl Lindner and his children started the… Continue reading UDF
Michael and I stumbled upon an amazing house while we were driving around Fairfield Township yesterday. Fairfield Township is a suburb located about 20 miles north of Cincinnati. The township was started in 1803, and it is bordered on the west by the Great Miami River, a tributary of the Ohio River. Driving through Fairfield,… Continue reading House hunters: Fairfield Township