Good morning from Northside.

With last night’s time change, this morning we were treated to a gorgeous sunrise…

Good morning from Northside. 😀🌄❤️

Oh deer.

Walking the dogs this evening, we saw three deer on the hill at the end of our street…

I know we live right on the edge of a rather sizable nature preserve in Northside but we don’t live out in the ‘burbs. We’re also in a very urban area. And we live just six miles from downtown. So I think it was really pretty neat that we got to see these deer just up our street. 😀🦌❤️

The Embassy is open.

When we were in Jamaica, we would see this sand sculpture that said, “The Embassy is open.” We saw it for the first few days we were at the resort…

We were walking around Northside and we walked past this little table set up on the sidewalk. The first thing that popped in my head was The Embassy is open…

You never know what you’ll see walking around Northside. 😀❤️

Pumpkin patch pop-up.

When we were out walking the dogs this morning, we saw that the stop sign at the end of our street had a precarious lean to it like someone tried to push it over…

I put in a service request to have it repaired on the FixItCincy app. So hopefully, it’ll get fixed soon. When we got to the top of the hill at the end of our street, there was a pop-up pumpkin patch in front of the Montessori school…

and of course, Mack had to sniff each and every pumpkin…

😀🎃🐾❤️

It’s a sign.

They’ve just made the right lane on Main Street downtown a Bus Only lane during the morning and evening rush hours. Here’s the brand new Bus Only sign at the stop where I wait for the Metro 17 bus on Main Street between Eighth and Ninth Streets…

Officials said about 635 Metro buses travel on Main Street between Fifth and Central each weekday. Of those, 90 use the far-right lane to pick up passengers at stops along Main during afternoon rush hour from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

This lane is the first of its kind in Cincinnati.

It’s nice to see the buses getting some preferential treatment for a change. 😀🚌❤️

It’s Skyline time!

It was Skyline time for lunch today! YUM! Taken with Instagram. 😀🧀🌭❤️

Everything is Awesome!

On my way back from Skyline to the office, I passed by this construction work taking place on Sixth Street…

Classic. Awesome indeed. 😀👍❤️

Constructing Cincinnati.

The deconstruction continues

The building’s entire roof has now been demolished by hand and most of the sixth floor is now gone. 😀🚧❤️

Hello, November.

This morning November got off to a cold and rainy start…

Taken with Instagram. 😀☔️❤️

Our best-laid plans.

You know what they say about best-laid plans, right? This morning we got up and moving in a very timely fashion for a Saturday morning. We walked Oscar and headed out to Cincinnati Music Hall for the Crafty Supermarket. We got down into Over-the-Rhine a little after half-past eleven and it was already a mess. There were people everywhere around Music Hall, especially at the entrance. It was like watching ants flowing into and out of the mouth of their anthill. The parking lot under Washington Park was already full, and the garage behind Music Hall wanted ten bucks to park. It was more than we could bear just to wander around a silly, overcrowded arts show. What a mess. I thought it was much better last year when it was at UC’s student center. So we packed it in and drove back to Northside to park our butts on a stool at Second Place for the Arsenal versus Manchester United match and the Crosstown Shootout between Cincinnati and Xavier. One of the games ended really well, the other did not. Xavier: 👍 Arsenal: 👎 While we were at Second Place, Genifer this amazing cheeseburger that was a steal at only $6…

This amazing cheeseburger that was only $6…

And I had this incredible breakfast sammich

It was delicious! When we got home we hung out with Oscar and just watched some of the college football conference championship games…

Tonight’s moon was beautiful. We can’t wait to see tomorrow’s Super Moon…

So our Saturday ended up being completely different from how I thought it was going to be. And I wouldn’t trade it for anything. 😀🏀⚽️🏈❤️