A Weekend Getaway!

All sorts of fun. Brides getting married, the weddings a fleeting blimp on the course of their marriage. Some will get to enjoy the rest of their summer in newlywed bliss. Other have the summer to sweat out the rest of their wedding plans.

My husband and I finally took a little weekend getaway. A nice relaxing jaunt to Cincinnati, or more specifically across the river to Covington, Kentucky. We spent Saturday walking the streets of the Main Strasse Village http://www.mainstrasse.org/, lounging at the hotel pool and finally an evening at Newport on the Levee http://www.newportonthelevee.com/ where we enjoyed excellent German food and beer at the Hofbrauhaus. http://www.hofbrauhausnewport.com/.

Imagine our surprise to be seated at a table next to a fellow New Bremen resident! Talk about trying to get away. And then later we enjoyed chatting with three Navy Men and their wives, one of which originally hailed from Coldwater. These men served in Korean War and were enjoying a nice reunion. We had fun talking to them, especially Adam who worked so hard to find the ladies a nice felt tip pen so they could add their marks on the already written on table. These ladies were so nice that when they left they came back into the hall and presented Adam with his very own Hofbrauhaus mug. The big one. I forget the whole story behind it but I know Adam was sweet talking and pretending it was his birthday. Anyway, we got a great kick out of it.

We spent the rest of the night meeting new people, including the band, Monica with her harmonica and her brother Joe, and a nice group of Dayton students celebrating their friends 21st. Apparently too, the Hofbrauhaus, and I guess Cinci in general, is an excellent place to have a bachlor/bachlorette party. In fact, we met a bachlorette party participant on the bus on the way back to the hotel. She was from Bradford. So future brides take note and make the trip to Cinci to have some fun.

We capped off the trip with a visit to the Freedom Center, the Reds Museum and finally shopping at the Ikea just off of 75.

Now it's back to work and I'm very excited to be brainstorming with a new bunch of brides with fabulous ideas!