|Memorial Hall Nine Ways, "Blink" Cincinnati|
Well, the main point was to go to “Fall Fiesta,” a fundraiser for Cooperative for Education. I’ve written about COED in previous posts; the nonprofit is the engine behind the work we help with in Guatemala.
We had some time to spare, and it turns out that Southern Ohio is pretty interesting.
|Music Hall and Luminarium. "Blink" Cincinnati|
Friday night, some local friends graciously showed us around the first annual “Blink,” a light show (though these words hardly encompass its scope) with installations all over metro Cincinnati. It was an absolute zoo, but I did manage some photographs and had a great time.
Sunday my husband and I drove (and drove) East.
Serpent’s Mound is an ancient effigy; a snake sculpted from the earth about 2000 years ago. The snake is 1300 feet long. It’s a beautiful spot on a bluff.
We had a lovely hike in Conkles Hollow Nature Preserve in gorgeous, filtered light.
|McClain High School|
My Mom grew up in Greenfield Ohio, not too far from our trajectory, so we stopped to visit her (rather grand for a small town) alma mater, McClain High School. The sign says, in part, “What’s in Greenfield? Well, principally there is the school.”
|Eden Park View, Cincinnati|
|Downtown Library View|
Our flight Monday was late in the day, so we explored Cincinnati a bit, with breakfast at Taste of Belgium, an exploration of Eden Park with its stellar views, and a stop at the downtown Library for the kind of browse that’s always fun and that we never seem to have time for at home. Oh, and the view.
|Chicago view, courtesy of Southwest Airlines|
As if that wasn’t enough fun, there was a breathtaking view of Chicago at dusk on final approach to Midway.
My family thinks I can’t do cities, but I can. I swear.
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