Downtown details.

I ran some errands around downtown this afternoon…

They’re turning the site of the old Dennison Hotel into a super cute little park…

I’m going to have to go back to check it out when they are actually finished with it. But it was more than I expected from this space. I thought it was just going to be more surface parking lot. I was going to ride the streetcar Cincinnati Connector or one of those silly little scooters down to The Banks. But it was so nice outside and I can actually walk again without pain, so I just walked down to Great American Ball Park…

I was getting us some Reds tickets for the final week of their season…

From GABP, I walked down Freedom Way and noted Joella’s Hot Chicken. I’m going to have to come back down to The Banks to check that out for lunch one day…

I continued on to stop to admire the new 150-foot tall SkyStar observation wheel at The Banks. It’s only a temporary addition to downtown. It’s there to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of The Banks. We’ll have to make sure to ride it before December 2nd…

They were getting The Banks ready for Oktoberfest Zinzinnati…

And then I rode the streetcar back to work. Somebody’s gotta ride it now and then…

And then it was back to work…

It’s fun to take a little bit of time out of your day to run around downtown Cincinnati to see the sites especially the new additions. 😀🏙️❤️

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. 😀

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. 🙂

Commemorative Streetcar Tokens.

The Cincinnati Streetcar‘s grand opening weekend is set for September 9th through 11th. This afternnon, I picked up a couple of the super-special, limited-edition 2016 Commemorative Streetcar Tokens from The Bus Stop in the Mercantile Center…

The tokens are good for unlimited rides for the first week of revenue service. But I think these tokens will be staying in their packaging. These are going to be great souvenirs of the dawn of the Cincinnati Streetcar era. 🙂

#ISawTheStreetcar.

I saw the Cincy Streetcar on Main Street when I was walking to work this morning…

#ISawTheStreetcar. 🙂