We had such a wonderful time in Cincinnati this past weekend. We stayed at a beautiful bed and breakfast, ate great italian food, relaxed at a perfect coffee shop and found a Bruegger’s. If you’ve never had a Bruegger’s bagel, put it on your list of things to experience. They are Dan’s very favorite. We not only had lunch there, we also got a half dozen to bring home – and since it was it was nearly closing time she threw in a few extras for us! I sliced and froze half of them for next week.
We made it to both the Art Museum and the Observatory on this trip. Both venues appreciate donations, so neither has a set entry cost. We had an amazing history tour at the Observatory, which is known as the birthplace of American astronomy. The tour lasted for 3 entertaining and informative hours!
Dan even talked the guide into letting us all gaze at the moon through a telescope that was built in 1842. It was hard to pick out the moon with all of the bright light, but what I was able to see was amazing. I could see the portion of the moon that is not visible to the naked eye during the current quarter moon cycle. Instead of having a harsh edge, the part that is normally concealed was gradient and smooth, and I could see the entire sphere.
Dan’s parents gave us the gift certificate for the bed and breakfast and the information about the Observatory too – I can’t wait to tell them what fun we had.