So where do we start? I think Oktoberfest is a good one to start things off with. It was a great way to kick-off Tim's vacation. We had a lot of fun in just a couple of hours that day. People were walking around in authentic German attire as you listened to the German band on stage. Tim tried a lot of great beers and I tried some new German foods (a sandwich that I cannot remember how to pronounce or spell) and finished it off with the best $3 I have ever spent on a dessert. An authentic Bavarian chocolate-covered creme puff. WOW. One could (and did) have dreams about that thing. Sinful, indeed.
After we came home and pretended to catnap, we went back out to explore some more and found ourselves walking around Winton Woods park. A really pretty and nice recreational area only about fifteen minutes from our house. We took Bella and just walked around the lake for a little bit and discovered they have paddleboats, horseback riding and all sorts of activities. We'll definitely be going back there in the future.
Sunday we decided to venture to the East side of town and walk around Eden Park and Krohn Conservatory. Loved them both. I highly recommend walking around this part of town if you ever visit Cincinnati because it really has so much to do and you don't have to travel very far. Both places are free to visit (although it is nice to make donations) and they offer so many opportunities to take beautiful pictures (which I loved) and they are just so relaxing. I easily took about 100 pictures at Krohn Conservatory. It was so neat and interesting. It has four different greenhouses that house so many species of plants that I didn't even know existed! My favorite part was probably the orchid house.
We had such a great weekend last week. Truly relaxing, fun and inspiring!