FC Cincinnati’s first MLS home match.

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! Today was another holiday in Cincinnati. It was our beloved FC Cincinnati’s very first MLS match at home in the friendly confines of historic Nippert Stadium. And they were playing host to MLS powerhouse, Portland Timbers…

Before the match, we stopped at Mac’s Pizza Pub for a green St. Patty’s Day beer…

And then it was finally time to head over to Nippert…

They were giving away FC Cincinnati inaugural MLS season jersey rally towels…

We got to see Tim, our very favorite beer vendor again…

I was testing out my 60mm Moment lens to take photos at the match…

It worked pretty well!

GOAL! FC CINCINNATI!

At halftime, it was 1-0 FC Cincinnati!

FC|C scored two goals in 2 minutes to make the score 3-0!

And the match would end 3-0 to FC Cincinnati! What an incredible home debut in front of 32,250 at a sold-out Nippert Stadium!

This match is going to go down in Cincinnati sports history as one of those “I was there” moments. And thankfully, we were there! 😀⚽️❤️

A Saturday in OtR.

This afternoon we rode the Metro 17 bus into Over-the-Rhine…

We walked through beautiful Washington Park

And over to one of very our favorite OtR spots, Queen City Radio

We got a couple delicious of Queen City Radio Whip Burgers and fries…

And we did some St. Patty’s Day celebrating…

QCR had green jello shots. Green jello shots are my favorite…

And then we walked over to Cobblestone OtR. We’d never been there before…

It’s a pretty fun little neighborhood watering hole…

And we stopped by another one of our favorite spots, Sundry and Vice

We walked by 16-bit but it looked crazy in there…

So we got an Uber and headed for home…

It was another really fun evening in OtR. 😀🍺❤️

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! We walked across Northside to Boswell’s late this afternoon…

We met up our friends Chris and Tayler at Boswell’s. Genifer and I shared some delicious Bos Bites smothered in Bos sauce…

Genifer had a Super Grill and I had a Reuben. Both were delicious. Genifer’s green was her Golden Girls Sophia pin…

From Boswell’s, we walked over to Higher Gravity…

And there were some Irish Car Bombs…

We watched our FC Cincinnati win their first game of the 2018 season 1-0 away to Charleston Battery. We ended up hanging out at Higher Gravity to watch Michigan’s miraculous madness last-second 64-63 win over Houston to advance Michigan to the Sweet Sixteen. After the game, Michigan head coach John Beilein’s locker antics were pretty awesome. It was an amazing ending to a great day…

Yep. It was a pretty great St. Patrick’s Day! 😀🍀🍻❤️

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s hoping everyone got to lift a couple of these…

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Or a couple of these today…

Our St. Patrick’s Day was a cold and rainy one. As a result, we just stayed home, enjoyed some beers and watched a whole bunch of basketball. We hope everyone had a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day that wasn’t nearly as rainy and cold as ours.

#ErinGoBragh! 😀

St. Patrick’s Day!

Genifer goes to Kim Hardewig’s Boot Camp in Mt. Lookout a few times a week. After boot camp this morning, they stopped at Mt. Lookout Tavern for a green beer…

🍀🍺 🙂

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s hoping you get to lift a couple of these…

Or a couple of these today…

And may the luck of the Irish be with you today and everyday. #ErinGoBragh! 😀

St. Patrick’s Day parade.

One of many fun parts of living in our building is that for the last few years the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade route was literally right outside our front door as it marched down Sycamore Street and weaved through downtown Cincinnati. It’s pretty cool to walk outside and have a parade right there. We weren’t sure what route the parade took last year because we were in Arizona for Spring Training but we thought it wouldn’t be any different than 2014 or 2013, especially when we looked outside and saw people tailgating at 10:45 in the morning…

So we threw on some green and started to head out…

It turns out that this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade route was down in The Banks. So we grabbed Oscar and walked down to there to watch this year’s parade…

This year the parade celebrated its 50th anniversary…

 

My favorite part of the St. Patrick’s Day parade is always the bagpipers…

It started to get really warm so started to head for home…

If you’ve seen one St. Patrick’s Day parade, you’ve kind of seen them all. But they’re still pretty fun to go watch. Even if you just go to see the bagpipers like me. 🙂