road trip recap

i arrived in cincinnati on thursday
 to 
the most perfect 
spring temperatures 
sunshine
 blue skies
 blooming trees

 magical

 my friend mary
 always plans things for us to do

 we lunched at 
seasons 52 
she had dessert


 i didn't 

we visited our friend alice baltermann
alice is an extraordinary artist
she's in her mid 90s
 and
 her health hasn't been the best
 it was wonderful to spend time with her

we drove around a bit 
stopping in at a favorite shop
where i got someone a gift
next
picked up some thai take away 
had dinner 
talked about what we'd do on friday

friday was just as lovely as thursday

we went to check out a shop 
it had very unique clothing
all of which
were absurdly over-priced
but
adjacent
 to the parking area
 was 
an old building
a dead car truck graveyard




we also went to a real graveyard
cemetery
something we both like


attempted to go to an art exhibit
 but
 the gallery was 
closed

outside
i spotted 
 one of the wonderful painted pigs


saturday 
was really busy
we picked up our friend phil
drove to 
columbus, indiana
wandered a lovely little city
with some amazing architecture



i am going to share those photos over at
through my eyes

lunched outdoors under an umbrella
had ice cream at a unique old ice cream parlor


we got home in time to clean up 
head out to meet more friends
for dinner
in downtown cincy



it was a really fun and photo filled weekend

i hope you had a good weekend 
what did you do?

10 comments:

  1. What a fabulous weekend -- and the weather was perfect!!

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  2. Looks like a great time! Looking forward to more photos!

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  3. Always a great time when Aunt DEDE comes to visit - I'd just like to clarify that I only ate ONE of those mini-desserts (pecan pie in a shot glass) - it's fun to have friends, food, art & shopping as your priorities!!!

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  4. Daryl, Glad you had a wonderful weekend and that you're home safe and sound!

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  5. Lovely architecture in your road trip, Daryl... and if those are desserts in that first pic, I want one of everything!

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  6. Super photos, Daryl, especially the clock tower and blossoming trees against a gorgeous blue sky. I could look at it over and over. Well, I've already done that, actually.
    Envy you the ice cream parlor. My health care team (which could win an Olympic event) has caught up with me and my bad attitude toward my blood sugar. Seems I can't get away with ice cream and cookies any more.
    Sigh.
    K

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  7. You got some beautiful captures here, Daryl. So glad you got to get away and sounds like you had such a wonderful time.

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