The Best Sunday.

It was a beautiful Sunday morning…

Good morning from Northside…

We headed down to The Banks for another Sunday Reds baseball game…

We stopped at Jefferson Social for a bite to eat before the game…

Before we headed into the ball park, we stopped for a DORA drink…

The Reds were playing Cleveland. The Reds could sweep the three game series with a win today…

We had standing room only tickets. So we just kind of wandered around the ballpark…

We’d watch a bit of the game from here and a bit from there…

The Reds lost to the Indians 6-3. But it was just amazing to be back at the ball park again…

We rode the streetcar up into Over-the-Rhine again…

We stopped for a post game drink at Sundry & Vice…

It’s one of Genifer’s favorites…

We walked up to Holiday Spirits…

And from there, we called it a day and hopped in an Uber home…

And then we took the dogs around the block…

Good evening from Northside…

It was such a beautiful evening…

It was the best Sunday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿบโšพ๏ธ๐Ÿนโค๏ธ

Happy Foursquare Day!

Today was Foursquare Day (4.16)…

Good morning from Northside…

And time for post-walk treats…

After work, we tried a couple of beers from my parents trip out west…

The tangerine citrus ale was pretty good but the blueberry wheat was outstanding.

Good evening from Northside…

We ordered off the kids menu for dinner tonight…

It was pretty good start to the weekend. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿปโค๏ธ

Just a quick visit.

Good morning from Northside…

This afternoon my very favoritest soccer team, Arsenal played the second leg of their Europa League tie against Slavia Prague in Prague.

The match was the first game since Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudula was found guilty of racially abusing Rangers’ Glen Kamara last month and was duly banned for 10 matches by UEFA.

The official statement said they decided “to suspend SK Slavia Praha player, Ondrej Kudela, for the next 10 UEFA club and representative team competition matches for which he would otherwise be eligible to play, for racist behavior.”

Ahead of the match, Slavia Prague players refused to take the knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Arsenal striker and match captain, Alexander Lacazette chose to move a number of steps ahead of his teammates to stare down his opponents while taking the knee…

Given the situation, Lacazette’s stance was particularly poignant. And it’s very a powerful image. There is no place for racism in football nor wider society.

Arsenal scored three goals in an astonishing six-minute flurry. The Gunners ended up winning the match 4-0 with Lacazette netting a brace to knock Slavia Prague out of the tournament 5-1 on aggregate.

Later, we saw another patch of weeds that looked like a stylized little mini forest…

Good evening from Northside…

My parents stopped in town for the evening on their way home from a long road trip out west. We went to Taft’s Brewpourium for dinner…

Genifer just had her nails down earlier in the day…

Taft’s had a jumbo shrimp special tonight. We shared those and loaded tots. And we brought a large Taft’s pizza home with us…

It was wonderful to get to see my parents, even if it was just for a quick visit this evening. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โšฝ๏ธ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ

The world almost felt normal today.

Good morning from Northside…

This morning we hopped in an Uber to get downtown to go to our first Reds baseball is what seems like forever. Before the game, we stopped at the relatively new DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area) in The Banks…

We stopped at Fishbowl at The Banks to share a little fishbowl…

And then we headed into Great American Ball Park…

It felt so good to be back home…

BARGE!

And this one belongs to the Reds! They whooped the Cards 12-1.

We found our Reds All-Star Legacy brick

We rode the Streetcar up into OtR. We walked to The Pony to share their incredible Chicken Fingers and then we were going to walk to Mecca for a drink or two but they don’t open until six. So we wandered around OtR for a bit…

And ended up at Holiday Spirits for a drink…

And then we hopped in an Uber and headed for home.

Good evening from Northside…

And it was an incredible day too. The world almost felt normal today. We’ve missed baseball so much. Especially Sunday baseball. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โšพ๏ธ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿปโค๏ธ

And chicken tenders for later.

Good morning from Northside…

We got NYPD hoagies for lunch today…

And I got chicken tenders for lunch tomorrow.

Good evening from Northside…

There was a 99.9% full moon tonight over Northside…

And this evening we watched Michigan thump Florida State to reach the Elite Eight…

Two years ago, we were watching Opening Day baseball and having Habenero Mango Oberons at Pony…

Gosh. I miss baseball and Pony. Still, we had a pretty good Sunday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โ˜๏ธ๐Ÿฅช๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ€โค๏ธ

Yardwork and a full moon.

We put down ten bags of pea gravel in our side yard…

And we completed the first section of our retaining wall along our fence…

It was so nice today. We sat outside and drink one of our ciders from Gatlinburg…

And there was a full moon tonight…

๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿ› ๏ธ๐Ÿบ๐ŸŒ•โค๏ธ

Saturday, March 20th.

Today was the first day of Spring. And it felt like it…

We walked to Blue Jay for lunch…

We walked over to Boswell’s Alley to watch Michigan’s first round tournament game against Texas Southern. After the game, we stopped to have a few drinks at Northside Tavern. And on the way home, we picked up hoagies from NYPD. We had a really good Saturday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿปโ™ฅ๏ธ

Friday, March 19th.

We shared some loaded tots that I forgot to take a photo of.

And we watched a bunch of basketball. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ€โ™ฅ๏ธ

The Hi-Mark hits the mark.

Good morning from Northside…

We ran over to the grocery…

And we stopped for Saturday morning coffee…

This afternoon we ventured over to the East End of Cincinnati…

We met our friends Ben and Mehwish at The Hi-Mark

We had so much fun getting to hang out for a bit…

Good evening from Northside…

We had a very fun Saturday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โ„๏ธ๐Ÿปโ€โ„๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸโ™ฅ๏ธ

A Taft’s pizza Saturday.

Happy Saturday! Good morning from Northside…

After Arsenal was knocked out of the FA Cup at the hands of Southampton this afternoon, we went over to Taft’s Brewpourium for a late lunch to get some pizza…

Genifer tried Taft’s hard seltzer and it was really good…

And I tried Nellie’s Lemon Frosty Ale

And it was very good as well. Lunch time!

Taft’s had deep fried pickles today…

They also had a special buffalo chicken pizza today…

And of course, we ordered the Cherrywood BBQ wings too…

Taft’s is so good. We used our gift card from Christmas again. And we’ll still be able to get one more trip out of it. Thanks, mom & dad!

The moon was so bright this evening and you could see a lot of stars…

Good evening from Northside…

And the clouds were really pretty these evening too..

Also, any day that includes Taft’s pizza is really good day as well. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ”โค๏ธ