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Monday, June 17, 2013

Cincinnati Trip 2013

Fountain Square, Cincinnati
David has been interested in seeing downtown Cincinnati for awhile now.  We've visited Cincy before, but never the historic downtown area.
We had an overnight stay in a suburb from a Bourbon Trail package we bid on at a fundraiser, so we decided to use it and make a quick trip over to Cincinnati last weekend.
On our way to lunch at a Turkish restaurant (which was sooooo good!), we saw a lot of stores and some cool architecture.

Then we headed to the Museum Center at the old Union Station.  An art deco style building with the natural history, children's, and Cincinnati history museums inside.
old photo I took on a sunny day
 Inside the museum center

Outside the museum center looking over downtown Cincy

We had a terrible Mexican dinner near our hotel that night, but we still had fun.

We enjoyed our hotel stay, relaxing and sleeping in, then we headed to Jungle Jim's International Market on the way out of town.  Any trip to Cincinnati wouldn't be complete without a stop at Jungle Jim's.  The boys were excited to show David on his first trip there.
Brennan always talks about this creepy Campbell's Soup animatronic display when he talks about Jungle Jim's.  I had to get the photo.

The beer (and wine) selections are phenomenal.  I have friends who have been known to spend an hour in the wine section alone.  Unposed photo of David perusing.

I found this photo on my iPad of Brennan enjoying one of the many, many treats he got while we were there - a Lychee soda back at home.
Here are the boys the first time we took them to Cincinnati in October 2006 when they were 6 and 4.
So cute!
I love the blue (the "Purple People Bridge") and yellow (the "Big Mac Bridge") bridges in the background.
P.S.  Thomas is saluting because they're standing at a flagpole.

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