Monday, October 28, 2013

Cincinnati Adventures

What a fun-filled trip to Cincinnati!  So little time, so many highlights, and so much accomplished!

We played ukulele with my nephew, Aaron.  He taught me the strum to "Ho Hey" by The Lumineers.  I'll practice it for open mic at uke jam.  In return, we taught both nephews to play Euchre, the best card game ever (right after Cribbage, of course!).  We also had an impromptu music sing-along with my parents, who drove up from South Carolina.  I appreciate their time in coming up to visit.

A lovely lunch with my Aunt Jayne on Thursday.  See the fun pic below of Karla and I outside the restaurant!

Thursday evening, Ted, Karla, Emil, and I went to a live taping of "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" at Cincinnati Music Hall.  Over 3,000 folks were there, and it was super fun!  A little hard to hear, but it was neat to see how they record it.  Here's the link to the show:  John Lithgow was the guest.

Lots of good food from Karla and the usual food joints in Cincinnati.  Our new favorite place is Sultan's Mediterrean Cuisine.  Yum!!  We also stopped by to see younger nephew, Sam, at his Tae Kwon Do competition.  He did very well!

One particular highlight was visiting with my Aunt Anna and Uncle Bob.  They generously handed down my Uncle Bill's banjo uke to me.  We've ordered new tuners for it, and I'm looking forward to playing it.  Playing a few songs with them was quite enjoyable!

Scroll down for a gazillion pics of our trip!

Cincinnati airport - Chick-fil-A and Gold Star Chili!

Cincinnati Chili - Trip #1

The historic Cincinnati Music Hall

Wait Wait!  This is NPR.  So cool!

Hot sauce display at Jungle Jim's.

Huge jars of Tabasco.

I remember eating this as a kid.  Pretty sure I thought I was eating turtles.

Little Dachshund-shaped cheese at Jungle Jim's.

Aglamesis Brothers Ice Cream - Trip #1

Pumpkin, Butterscotch, and Cinnamon ice cream

Ted smoked two chickens for dinner on Friday night.

Sam in action.

Breaking boards with his feet.

Bowing down to receive his award.

Uncle Bob and I jamming.  He's a talented musician.

Me and Aunt Anna.

Uncle Bob pickin' away.

Family platter at Sultan's

Busking at Gold Star Chili for a 4-Way with beans and a cheese coney
Laundry is in, watching snow fall this morning, breakfast at Pilot Butte Drive In, and resting up to play Euchre tonight with 14 friends.  Welcome Home!

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