I thought about it, decided he was very right and opened my ears up to his suggestion. he had found a wonderful B&B in Cincinnati, Ohio.
At first, I was adamantly “no we can sleep in the van”
I expressed my concern for fears about disinfection and handwashing all the important things to avoid dying-which I had seen and heard enough of since it all started-I am a first responder.
That is how we landed at the Gaslight Bed and Breakfast in Cincinnati Ohio for several days. The entire place was gorgeous. I have to recommend the Swiss Family Robinson Room. The room felt like we were sitting in the tops of trees and the views were pretty great too.
Maria took excellent care of us, just what I needed. The room was beautiful and the food, oh my goodness, the food was fantastic. We never left the table hungry. Her caring was greatly appreciated. My heart was hurting, my soul was hurting and a big ole plate of dutch babies and normal conversation was like a warm blanket.
We ventured around many places starting off our time in Cincinnati at the American Sign Museum-wow that was just incredible -something about the vibrant bright colors and that soft buzz of the neon really gets me. I could have curled up in a corner and slept for hours blanketed in the glow.
We picked up chili at Camp Washington Chili-delicious! We ate it at Spring Grove Cemetery. Good food and beautiful scenery.
Of course, we galivanted and checked out the Roadside America and Atlas Obscura suggestions. We did what we could. We never seem to have a lack of things to explore on our escapades, although the closings were a little frustrating, we were still quite occupied.
We also visited the Cincinnati Zoo. I have been following Fiona the hippo who was born prematurely and now is quite the sassy social media star. This was on my bucket list so a big check for that.
There were scenic overlooks of the Ohio River the greens getting a little drabber and the color popping through here and there to make the hikes a bit more interesting.
Unfortunately, it was time to leave our cozy nest and head back to reality. On the way there was time for a visit at the William Henry Harrison Memorial.
From there we dipped our toes into Kentucky-just for a minute to visit the Rabbit Hash General Store. The store was established in 1831. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to hear live music in that old building-they have been having live music for a very long time. I am pretty sure the indoor music is still on hold with the pandemic.
Well as you can imagine we were hungry by this time and stopped by the Weather Oar Knot Marina restaurant for a little alfresco dining. It was slightly chilly, but the sun was warm and so were the employees. I had a tasty pizza and Mr. Trent had a burger. This fueled us for our final stop at Big Bone Lick State Park. I want to go back here to explore more in the future. It was very impressive.
So despite the pandemic we had a bit of normalcy, a lot of fantastic food and some much needed rest.