Our VW Jetta GLI.

We got our VW Jetta GLI into the shop today to have the check engine light looked at…

And now we’re up and running again. They had to replace the thermostat and a valve that had an slight oil leak. I got to hang out over by Xavier pretty much all day and it’s never cheap. But at least it’s fixed again and we’re back on the road. πŸ˜€πŸš˜πŸ”§β€οΈ

Meanwhile across the river.

This morning we dropped off the rental car we that we used to drive up to Michigan…

It was a pretty nice ride. The check engine came on in our Jetta GLI the day before we were going to drive to Michigan. We didn’t feel super comfortable driving all the way up north with that hanging over our heads so we just rented a car from Budget at CVG to get us there and back…

After we dropped it off, we stopped by Crestview Hills Town Center and decided to have lunch at The Pub

We shared a Scotch Egg…

Genfier had a half chicken salad wrap and a caesar salad…

I had these delicious fish and chip sliders…

We don’t get over to Crestview Hills very often, It’s pretty nice over there, and The Pub has some really good lunch. πŸ˜€πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§β€οΈ

Good evening from West Chester.

This afternoon we went out to West Chester to visit Genifer’s mom. I love hanging out with Geri. We got to exchange Christmas gifts. And when we were packing up to come home, there was this gorgeous sunset…

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Seen and noted.

This afternoon I passed on what could have possibly been the world’s best White Elephant Gift for next year. Check out this guy…

Wow. Just wow. πŸ˜€πŸ‰β€οΈ

Seen and noted.

The weather was beautiful today and we saw a ladybug…

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Holtman’s Donuts West Chester.

We found ourselves out in West Chester this morning so we stopped to get a little box of delicious Holtman’s Donuts

YUM! Holtman’s has some of the best donuts around Cincinnati. πŸ˜€πŸ©β€οΈ

Rhinegeist on Spring Grove?

We took a different way home from work this evening. We went home up Spring Grove Avenue and we passed by this huge new buildingΒ in Camp Washington just around the corner from Northside…

It must be a Rhinegeist brewing or canning facility. I wonder if they’re going to put a taproom in there as well? I guess we’ll have to wait and see… πŸ˜€πŸ‘»β€οΈ

Seen and noted.

They really do make pumpkin spice everything. Don’t they…

And then there was this…

I just don’t know what to say. There’s a very good reason we don’t go to Walmart very often. At all.Β πŸ˜€πŸŽƒβ€οΈ

Home Goods in Rookwood.

This morning we went over to Home Goods at Rookwood Commons. I always find it interesting to wander around inside of Home Goods. They have all sorts of things you never know you needed for your home. I almost got this canvas for our office…

A Halloween mummy mug or a fox wearing glasses mug with legs…

These giraffes were odd but adorable…

As were these pot steam vents…

And the monster on this bag of popcorn…

Who wouldn’t want this huge three-pound bag of gummi bears…

After wandering around Home Goods, we walked to Rusty Bucket again for lunch. Genifer had a burger…

And I had their patty melt…

I love patty melts.Β πŸ˜€πŸ›οΈπŸ”β€οΈ

Hyde Perk & Haircuts.

This morning we both went to get our haircut with Katie Walters over in Hyde Park. But first, we stopped for coffee at Hyde Perk

Hyde Perk is such a cute place. And their coffee was really good too. Not as good as our Sidewinder in Northside but still really good. And then we got our haircuts. I used to get my haircut with Katie way back in the day when she was at Salon Beck downtown. Then she jumped to her own place in Hyde Park. I started going to Rooster’s downtown, and then most recently Great Clips just for a quick cut. After Katie cut my hair again today, it looked so nice. I had forgotten how good you feel after a really good haircut. And she always does a wonderful job with Genifer’s hair too. I think I’m just going to start going back to Katie to get my hair cut from now on even though she’s all the way over in Hyde Park.

After our haircuts, we stopped at Rusty Bucket for lunch. I don’t know why but whenever we find ourselves over around Rookwood Pavilion, we always end up eating at Rusty Bucket and it’s always really good. Genifer had a quesadilla and I had this chicken tender BLT sammich…

Great coffee, great haircut, great sammich.Β It was a pretty great day.Β πŸ˜€β˜•οΈβœ‚οΈπŸ”β€οΈ