Tomorrow morning we will be leaving this area and moving on to Indiana. We have scheduled a 2-day stop in North Vernon at a Coast-to-Coast park in our member system. Before leaving Cincinnati I thought I'd give one last look around to a few of the things we've done or seen that I haven't posted on yet.
The city skyline is nice and they have a lot of skyscrapers to see. Nothing like those in Chicago or New York...but skyscrapers for here nevertheless.
This is the Paul Brown Stadium where the Cincinnati Bengals play for the NFL. The stadium opened in 2000.
We made a stop at Fountain Square in the downtown area. It was a really cold day but we went into Graeter's for a double scoop of ice cream. It seems they are well-known for their special blends of ice cream with chocolate chips. Chocolate "chunks" is more like it. It was delicious.
Up in the Mt. Adams neighborhood is an area that is hilly like San Francisco and has a lot of trendy shops and cafes. It sits high above the Ohio River. We just drove through and gave it a look as parking was impossible in that area. The brick row houses were pretty. We also saw more barges on the Ohio River from up in that neighborhood.
Over near the Taft Historic Site, we saw this funny looking apartment house. We have seen this style in San Francisco, too. Makes good use of a strange piece of property.
One thing Cincinnati is noted for is their chili. We read in the Road Trip USA guide book about a place to get great Cincy chili. It is Camp Washington. We found it very easily at the corner of Hopple and Colerain Streets where it has been since 1940. A new building was built on the site a few years ago to replace the old one, but the business has remained here since it's opening. It is located in the heart of the old meat packing district. They are open 24 hours a day, 6 days a week. They serve chili in Cincinnati poured over spaghetti. Then you order it the "way" you want it. Chili 2-way is the spaghetti with the chili on top. 3-way is spaghetti, chili and beans on top. 4-way is spaghetti with chili, beans and onion on top. 5-way is spaghetti, chili, beans, onions and cheese on top. We both ordered the Chili 5-ways. Plus we couldn't resist the cheese fries as a side order to share. Do you think they put enough cheese on the chili and the fries? It was sooooooo good!
This pretty much wraps up our current visit to Cincinnati. We didn't see everything this wonderful town has to offer, but we saw enough for now. It is time to move on.
Annie is ready to see some new scenery, too. She really gets excited when she sees us getting the motorhome ready for moving day. She is a lucky dog to get to see so many wonderful places.
Until next time....so long for now!
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