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My Weekend and The Cincinnati Opera

I am doing terrible with this whole blogging thing…I visited so many places this weekend and managed to take photos of maybe 5% of it.


Anyways, Friday I put together my new sofa bed! Actually, I should probably say that Dan put together my new sofa bed, and I assisted him.

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It’s super cute, and I know my millions of blog readers will want to know where to find it, so you can find it here.¬†They also have a matching chair and ottoman if you like the print, but aren’t in the market for a sofa bed.

Friday night Dan and I went to Aroma for sushi. I, of course, failed to take a picture. But, I had the Kenwood roll and the tuna and asparagus roll. Both were great, and the two rolls together were $7. Aroma has half price sushi all the time if you dine in. I highly recommend it!

Later that night we went to Newport on the Levee. There is a bridge called the Purple People Bridge that spans from Newport, KY to Cincinnati. It is a walking bridge only. Dan and I like to park on the Cincinnati side and walk over to Newport. On Friday when we walked over, we stumbled into the Sausage Festival.

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Dan and I thought the “Sausage festival” was so hilarious…they even sold Sausage fest t-shirts.

Saturday morning, Dan and I went to Sharon Woods to hike. Our hike was about 5 miles. They have few different trails, so you can do a shorter hike or hop from trail to trail to do a longer higher. Sharon Woods also has ample parking which I am a huge fan of. I, once again, failed to document the event.

Saturday evening, though, I did remember to take pictures! Dan and I went to the Opera!

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I have had this dress for about 2 months now, and I have been waiting for the opportunity to wear it. The Opera was the perfect place for it.

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A young girl, who I would guess is about 12, told me she really liked my dress. I said thank you, but was really thinking to myself, “Girl, you have to be well outside of your parents’ household to wear a dress like this.”

We saw Silent Night. The opera follows the storyline of military men from France, Germany, and England during World War I. It was partly in English, partly in French, and partly in German. I really enjoyed the it. I haven’t seen a lot of operas, but it was interesting to see one with a predominately male cast.

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Dan looks pretty good in a suit, right!?

Today has been a lazy rainy day. I went out to brunch with Dan this morning at Echo.¬† I had the Chicken Feta Chop Salad. The chicken was seasoned well and the portion size was perfect for an entree salad. One of my biggest pet peeves is when an entree salad comes to my table with a measly 5 lettuce leaves. Dan had the Breakfast Burrito. He said it was okay, but it was pretty small, and I think he was still hungry afterwards. After the first bite, Dan said, “I don’t like this place.” I think he just picked a bad menu item.

So that was my weekend! I promise to take more pictures!
Did you try anything new this weekend? New experiences? New restaurants? Tell me about it!