The monsoon match.

Tonight, FC Cincinnati played host to Philadelphia Union in what will forever be known in my mind and always referred to as the FC|C Monsoon Match…

We headed down to where we normally stand only to find a lot of people had pretty much the same exact idea…

I think I spent as much time watching the rain fall as I spent watching the soccer…

We decided to break camp just before half time and watch the second half from the comfort of St. Clair. Any place inside of Nippert Stadium with an overhang was jam-packed full of people…

When FC Cincinnati went down 2-0, we decided to pack it in completely, get an Uber and head for home…

FC Cincinnati ended up losing the monsoon match 2-0. 😀⚽️🌧️☔️❤️

Best laid plans.

We had a whole entire day of Cincinnati sports planned today. A couple of weeks ago, we bought Fioptics District tickets for today’s afternoon Reds game. And then after the Reds game, we were going to ride the Metro 17 bus up to tonight’s FC Cincinnati match. Before the Reds game, we stopped to eat lunch at The Pony

And look what they still had on draft…

BELL’S MANGO HABANERO OBERON!

The Pony is such a great little place…

We shared a chicken finger basket. Their chicken fingers are just out of this world…

And we shared their delicious chicken wing dip…

It was remarkably similar to Genifer’s buffalo chicken dip. But it was served with Frito’s instead of tortilla chips. I really liked it with Frito’s. I liked it a lot. Genifer also got the very last of the Bell’s Mango Habanero Oberon…

While we were eating, it would alternate between being sunny outside and then a few minutes later it would be pouring down rain. We were watching the Reds Twitter for any updates, And as we were getting ready to head down towards the ballpark, this tweet popped up…

The start of the Reds game was delayed. And then there was this tweet that popped up a little while later…

Bummer. You know what they say about best-laid plans, right? At least we got a really good lunch out of it at The Pony. 😀🐴🌧️⚾️❤️

It must be spring.

It was a rainy first day of spring. Taken with Instagram. 😀🌧️☔️❤️

Thunderstorms.

A pretty big thunderstorm blew through downtown Cincinnati this afternoon. The sky got really dark. And the tornado warning sirens were even going off around the city…

The clouds were pretty crazy and moving really fast. I captured this #LapseIt timelapse of the storm moving in above downtown Cincinnati…

The clouds weren’t moving that fast. But you get the point. And then it poured this afternoon. There was so much rain that on our way home Central Parkway was flooded across all four lanes of traffic…

We cut through the Big Boy parking lot to get around the flooding and the back of the parking lot was really flooded too…

Some cars just plowed right on through the flood waters…

Once we were able to get around this body of water, it was smooth sailing for the rest of the way home. Good thing we live on a hill. 😀🌧️🌊❤️

Look up in the sky.

It was a foggy and rainy day in downtown Cincinnati. 😀☁️🏙️🌧️❤️

Good evening from Northside.

It was a rainy evening. Good evening from Northside. 😀🌄❤️

It’s been so grey lately.

It’s been so grey lately that I’m starting to forget what the sun looks like. Welcome to autumn in Ohio. 😀☁️❤️

Good evening from Northside.

It was another rainy night in Northside. But this evening the sky was very orange…

It was really pretty compared to last night’s just plain grey. 😀☁️❤️

It was a rainy Monday evening too.

It was a rainy, grey Monday evening in Northside too. But I love looking at the clouds from atop the hill at the end of our street, even if they’re rainy, grey clouds. 😀☁️❤️

It was a rainy Monday morning.

It was a rainy, grey first Monday morning of autumn in downtown Cincinnati. You could barely see the tiara atop Great American Tower. Taken with Instagram. 😀☁️🏙️🌧️❤️