Seen and noted.

While we were waiting for the Streetcar, we could see the Skystar Wheel

We’ll have to go ride it sometime in the near future. We walked by a new mural work in progress. Probably for the upcoming BLINK Cincinnati festivities

We stopped at Holiday Spirits in Over-the-Rhine for a drink…

And saw the great Zoltar…

And we made it back to Northside Tavern to try to shoot a game of pool…

But all the tables were taken…

It was a really fun night. 😀🍺❤️

The most epic Saturday.

This afternoon we bus the Cincinnati Metro 17 bus downtown to celebrate my birthday. First stop on our adventure was one of most favorite bars from when we used to live downtown, Igby’s

From Igby’s, we walked down to The Banks

We were planning to eat at Moerlein Lager House

But even after being open all this time, it was still packed on a Saturday night…

So instead, we walked back up to the new Galla Park where the old Crave used to be…

I’ve been on a White Russian kick since we went to Northside Distilling

As is our new custom, we shared Galla Park’s giant soft pretzel…

It was pretty terrific. Their mustard was outstanding. And we also shared Galla Park’s Cuban sammich…

It was very good as well. It’s good to see that something new is now in the space the Crave used to occupy. We have a lot of fun memories in that space. From Galla Park, we headed down the block to US Bank Arena

Ealier, we bought tickets to tonight’s Cyclones hockey game against Tulsa Oilers…

In the new ECHL app, you can purchase Cyclones tickets through your phone…

And that means, we don’t have to wait in line to buy Cyclones tickets anymore…

It was a pretty full house tonight at US Bank Arena…

Cheers! It’s good to be back ‘Clones!

The Cyclones were already up 2-0 by the time we were in our seats…

And it was pink the rink night tonight…

At the end of the second period, it was 6-1…

And then there was chuck-a-puck…

CYCLONES WIN!

The Cyclones thumped the Oilers 7-1! Seven Cyclones goals and four fights makes for one heck of a hockey game. It was great to finally be back at US Bank Arena watching our Cyclones play hockey again. And soon we’ll be back at GABP too!

From US Bank Arena, we walked over to catch the Streetcar Cincinnati Connector

We rode it up into Over-the-Rhine and got off at Twelfth and Vine Streets…

We walked back down Twelfth Street to Main to the new Platform Beer taproom that just opened for the very first time tonight…

We found this little private room where we could hang out and drink our beers…

I don’t normally dig wallpaper in bathrooms but this wallpaper is just wow…

Platform’s taprom is such a fun place and an incredible additon to Main Street…

From Platform, we walked up Main Street to The Pony for a nightcap…

And from The Pony we hopped in an Uber and headed home. And it brought to an end a pretty epic Saturday. 😀🥃🏒🍺❤️

I rode the Streetcar.

It was a bitterly cold day in downtown Cincinnati. So for the second time since it started running, I rode the streetcar Cincinnati Bell Connector today. I could the streetcar at the Cincinnati Library station at Walnut and Eighth Street…

And rode it around through The Banks up to the station at Main and Fourth Streets…

Then I walked through the OmniCare Building and across Sycamore Street to Queen City Square to get my haircut at Roosters

Then it was back to the streetcar station at Main and Fourth Streets…

I got back off the streetcar at the Main and Eighth station right in front of work…

Pretty easy. I usually would just walk. But today, the streetcar definitely beat walking around downtown in the bitter cold. 😀🚎❤️

I rode the Streetcar.

This afternoon I rode the Streetcar Cincinnati Bell Connector

I got my $1 two-hour CB Connector pass…

And made sure to get it validated…

After waiting for a few minutes, the Connector rolled up to the Aronoff Center Station…

Next stop, Cincinnati Cyclones Station in The Banks…

From there, I walked around the corner to Great Amercian Ball Park…

I got to check out the new Pete Rose statue out in front of GABP…

I got us two tickets to Sunday’s Reds versus Cubs game…

After getting us tickets, I walked down East Freedom Way to get lunch from Burgerfi

I walked back to Cincinnati Cyclones Station in The Banks to wait for the Connector…

Seventeen minutes later…

And back to work…

Mmmmm, Burgerfi…

It was a fun little jaunt around downtown to break up the afternoon. But I’m pretty sure if I just walked down to The Banks and back, it would have been a WHOLE LOT faster. The CB Connector is neat and all, but if you’re trying to get someplace quickly or on a schedule, you should probably explore other options… or just walk. 😀

The CB Connector to Findlay Market.

After getting my hair cut at Rooster’s in Queen City Square, I hopped on the
CB Connector to ride up to Findlay Market to get lunch again today…

And there we are at Findlay Market in a jiffy…

I finally got us one of those little waving, lucky cats at the Saigon Market…

This space could be made into something really cool…

My photo didn’t do it justice at all.

Oktoberfest is this weekend. I like this year’s posters…

I decided to get chicken yellow curry and an egg roll from Mimi’s Gourmet Egg Rolls & Curry Bowls for lunch…

Speaking of egg rolls, look at the size of Mimi’s Big Monster Eggroll…

Whoa. Egg Rolls as big as your head! Then with curry bowl and egg roll in tow, I hopped back on the Connector to ride back down to the office…

Thanks for the ride, Connector…

I didn’t even realize that I was on the Rhinegeist branded Connector…

The curry was delicious, and so was the egg roll! So much food. And most of these photos were taken with my Polaroid CUBE. 🙂

CB Connector, part two.

I rode the CB Connector up to Taft’s Ale House to get lunch with a bunch of coworkers today…

Good times. This streetcar thing is pretty cool. 🙂

Hello, CB Connector.

Cincinnati finally got to ride all over downtown and Over-the-Rhine on it’s brand new streetcar CB Connector all weekend long. Social media was chuck full of photos and videos of people’s experiences on the Connector. Today, it was my turn. I got to ride it for myself for the first time this afternoon. I hopped on the Connector at Main and Eighth Streets just outside of Deskey…

By the time it got to Twelfth Street, I had the COnnector pretty much to myself…

I took this little video clip with my Instagram

I got off the Connector at the Findlay Market stop on Elm Street…

I just wanted to get a Bahn Mi sammich from Pho Lang Thang

With sammich in hand, I walked over to wait for the Connector at the Findlay Market stop on Race Street…

And like clockwork, there was the Connector…

I rode the Connector down Race Street passed Washington Park…

I decided to ride the Connector all the way back around to where I first got on at Main and Eighth Streets. At Fountain Square, I started taking this video with my Polaroid CUBE…

Apparently, you can only take a five minute long video. And that’s fine because it’s not all that interesting. At all. Here’s another much shorter video of the Connector rolling passed Great American Ball Park…

And I’m back where I started at Main and Eighth…

I think I was going for about 45 minutes or so, give or take. Next time, I’ll pay more attention to what time it is when I leave. And here’s my Korean BBQ Bahn Mi sammich from Pho Lang Thang…

I have to admit. It was pretty cool to be able to hop on the Connector to ride up to Findlay Market to get a delicious sammich. Even when we lived downtown, we never really got up to Findlay Market all that much. Now I can see myself taking the Connector up to Findlay Market to grab a sammich, a gelato or pick up something to bring home for our dinner. Coworkers are already talking about taking the Connector to Taft’s Ale House for lunch or Rhinegeist for drinks after work. It’s cool how it makes downtown seem even easier to navigate than it already was.  The Cincinnati Bell Connector is pretty A-okay with me. 🙂

Happy Streetcar Day!

Cincinnati finally got to ride on it’s streetcar CB Connector for the first time today!

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I also took a longer video with my Polaroid CUBE of the Connector from the corner of Main and Eighth Streets. I can’t wait to use my commemorative streetcar token to ride it for the first time next week. 🙂

Cincinnati Streetcar.

It feels like it’s been forever in the making. There were all the politics and then the construction, awaiting the arrival of the cars, then putting them on the rails and driving around for months on end without any passengers. But starting on September 9th, you’ll actually be able to ride the Cincinnati Streetcar, ahem… Cincinnati Bell Connector around downtown and Over-the-Rhine. This morning Deskey got an informative crash-course in Streetcar safety from the City of Cincinnati…

They also showed a bunch of super cute videos. I’m not even going to lie, I was initially very skeptical about the whole idea of the Streetcar. I thought it was an awful lot of money for a route that people could very easily bike or walk. But like they say, if you can’t beat them, join ’em. I’m excited to ride the Streetcar because it expands my lunch options exponentially. It’ll be pretty cool to be able to hop on one of these guys to ride up to Findlay Market, Taft’s Ale House or down to The Banks to get lunch…

And who knows maybe some day before we’re old and grey, the Cincinnati Streetcar
CB Connector will connect Northside and downtown. But I’m not holding my breath. 🙂