Outdoors
A Day at Doe Run Lake

A Day at Doe Run Lake

Since the weather has not been cooler for the past few days Michael decided to plan a canoe trip for the family.  It was the first time we were taking the boys in a canoe so he wanted to go somewhere with calm water so that their first trip would be smooth sailing.  He decided...
NaturePlay at BCM ~ A Playground Like No Other

NaturePlay at BCM ~ A Playground Like No Other

I have had the honor of  being a part of an amazing project in my community recently, and I could not be more proud of this endeavor.  My dear friend came up with an idea to have a play area for children where they can explore nature in a safe environment and in collaboration with the...

Maifest 2016

Last weekend we braved the chilly weather to spend a few hours in the Mainstrasse Village of Covington for their annual Maifest festival.  It was worth the shivering to dine on steak tips & funnel cake, drink local brews, ride a few rides, listen to music, hang out with friends and see some cool art...
Cincinnati Preservation's 2016 Spring House Tour

Cincinnati Preservation’s 2016 Spring House Tour

One of my favorite things to do each spring is to attend the Cincinnati Preservation Association’s Spring House Tour.  Each year they select a unique and historic neighborhood in Cincinnati to spotlight.  Each year’s Spring House Tour showcases a collection of beautiful homes that have a rich history.  My father and I have been going to this tour...
Planes & A Picnic at the Red Stewart Airfield

Planes & A Picnic at the Red Stewart Airfield

This past weekend we spent a memorable afternoon at the Red Stewart Airfield in Waynesville, Ohio.  Michael’s division at work is invited each year to a family picnic and airshow at the Red Stewart Airfield, and it’s a party like no other.  This year they had a petting zoo and pony rides, inflatables for the...
Rowe Woods Cincinnati Nature Center

Rowe Woods Cincinnati Nature Center

The Rowe Woods Cincinnati Nature Center is one of my favorite places in the Greater Cincinnati area to spend a day in the woods exploring nature.  There are over sixteen miles of trails in Rowe Woods and they meander past a lake, over bridges, along boardwalks, over hills and through the peaceful woods.  It’s truly a...
Old West Festival 2015

Old West Festival 2015

Fall is absolutely my favorite season, and to kick off the Autumn season each year we head to Dodge City, northeast of Cincinnati.  What’s that you say…you have never heard of Dodge City?  It’s a magical place where the Old West Festival takes place each year.  When you walk through the gates you actually walk...
Wolsing Trails in Independence

Wolsing Trails in Independence

Nestled away in the midst of suburbia is a woodland gem called Wolsing Trails Preserve, located on 42 acres of land donated by George Wolsing to the Kenton County Conservancy in 2006.  The three trails at Wolsing Trails wind around the Banklick Creek and through meadows & wooded areas.  My brother and I visited recently and enjoyed...
Great Parks of Hamilton County ~ Miami Whitewater Forest

Great Parks of Hamilton County ~ Miami Whitewater Forest

Have you been to the Miami Whitewater Forest yet?  There’s really not much you CAN’T do at Miami Whitewater Forest, in fact you can spend days there exploring and enjoying nature.  I recently spent a day exploring the park with my cousin and our children and I find it safe to say that we did not...
Smale Riverfront Park

Smale Riverfront Park

Have you had a chance to visit the Smale Riverfront Park in Downtown Cincinnati yet?  This sprawling park along the waters of the Ohio river is a wonderland for kids…and parents too quite honestly.  I had as much fun as them exploring the new additions to the park.  There are climbing walls, huge slides, larger...

The COV200 BB&T Summer Celebration

Why should Cincinnati have all the fun for the All Star Game next week?  Covington is celebrating the big event as well with a free, family friendly festival on the banks of the Ohio River.  There will be live music from local bands, a Ferris wheel, giant slide, free activities for the kids and much...
2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park presented by Cincy Shakes

2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park presented by Cincy Shakes

­ The Cincinnati theater scene is pretty awesome and has a lot to offer, but when you have a large family sometimes it’s not in the budget to take in many shows and performances.  Luckily though we have a pretty wide array of FREE performances in our area, from stage productions to concerts.  And the...