Quick holiday recap

Day 1: Cold and rainy Thanksgiving. Introductions. Riverboat cruise. Mashed potatoes and stuffing. Showing off Riley’s tricks.

Day 2: Half Day Cafe for brunch. Cincinnati History Museum. AMAZING replicas/models. Trains and architecture. Via Vite for dinner. Light Up the Square (by chance). Graeter’s ice cream. Fireworks.

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Day 3: Leftovers for brunch. Graeter’s ice cream. Lots of fun with Google Street View. University of Cincinnati architecture. Jammed rear brake caliper. Emergency auto service. The P&G towers. Local 127 for dinner. Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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Day 4: Drive to airport. Drive to hotel. Drive to auto repair shop. Drive to Barleycorn’s to watch the Buffalo Bills game. (Turns out it was on regular TV too.) Crushing loss to the Steelers. Back home to recuperate.

Today: No energy for a real blog. :P


  1. Kim Franklin says:

    Sounds like you had a fun, busy holiday! Have fun recuperating.

  2. Sonja says:

    I think you need a vacation from your long holiday weekend. I’m tired just reading all that. Whew. Sounds like you had fun, though.

  3. T.S. Bazelli says:

    :D It still takes energy to put up photos. Lovely as usual!

  4. Shari says:

    Sounds – and looks – like you had a wonderful holiday weekend! :)

  5. Trisha says:

    What!? No engagement. Damn, lost the pool.

  6. Jon says:

    That city replica from the Cincinnati History Museum looks really cool. I think every town should have a tiny equivalent.

  7. Sarah says:

    Just wanted to say that Troy is my boyfriend. GO STEELERS! (seriously, my dad’s family is from Buffalo/Syracuse and it’s always bittersweet when our teams play each other).

    All of your fun Thanksgiving activities are what we’ll be doing with Granny in a couple of weeks. :) Glad you survived. Must brace for impact.

  8. Joelle says:

    And here I thought that holidays were supposed to be restful. lol

  9. Kristan says:

    Kim, Sonja, Joelle-
    Thanks, haha, yeah, we loaded it up. Not sure how much recovery time we’re really getting this week… but I’m looking forward to a nap on Saturday!

    Well tell your boyfriend to get a freaking haircut. Also, not to intercept our ball. :(

    Haha, nope. I don’t think Andy’s going to do it when/how people expect. As in, he’s going to go out of his way to do it when/how people WON’T expect.

  10. Kristan says:

    Oh, and I agree, Jon: all cities should have tiny versions of themselves made! It’s SO cool.

  11. Aisha says:

    I love that first pic!

    Hehe I think I know when Andy’ll do it, but I’d rather not say and spoil it ;)

  12. Kristan says:

    Haha, I look forward to finding out (eventually) if you guessed right. I honestly have no clue…

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