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A site dedicated to Cincinnati's Over the Rhine neighborhood.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunday in Over the Rhine

Today turned out to be an absolutely wonderful day to spend outside enjoying the weather, biking around the city, and seeing everything that Over the Rhine and Cincinnati has to offer. We started the day off with a trip to Kaldi's for a morning cup of coffee. We then headed over to Findlay Market to pick up some groceries and much to our great surprise, The Tiller's were playing and we ended up staying for like 2-3 hours watching them play.





We also had lunch there. We bought sandwiches at the Italian sandwich store right behind where the band was playing. They were really really good sandwiches. We met up with some friends and family for a bike trip through downtown, Sayer Point, and over the Newport. It was such perfect weather, however we got a bit sun burnt. Lastly we were able to walk down Main St. in OTR and check out the Second Sunday on Main celebration going on. There was music, food, and stuff to buy and lots of people out.




I can't even begin to tell everyone how nice it is living in Over the Rhine. Not only does it contain some of the most beautiful architecture anywhere in the country, but its central location and close proximity to everything the city has to offer is unbeatable.
Its also a very bike friendly area. Findlay Market finally installed some nice sturdy bike racks at both the Race st. and Elm st. entrances. My bike has now become my main form of transportation. I can get any where I need to get in the city within minutes and even up to clifton where I work in 15 minutes tops. I started biking to work last week and its been great so far. I haven't driven my car in 8 days and I don't miss it one bit!
Everyone needs to move downtown. You don't know what you're missing out on until you try it out. With gas prices the way they are and all the great things going on downtown, it makes perfect sense to say goodbye to suburbia and hello to the city.

7 comments:

5chw4r7z said...

Man it was an incredible day wasn't it? We had planned on hitting Main St because the weather didn't look all the great but then the clouds blew off and we ended up hanging at the pool all day then hitting Fountain Square for some R&B, just an awesome day.

CityKin said...

I was at many of the sites you were. Lovely day.

stafford85 said...

Man, it's strange that the lot of us came to the same conclusion this lovely weekend. I was a bit stunned when I finished up my little piece to come here and see the picture of The Tiller's staring back at me.

Anonymous said...

great pics...

unfortunately because I and most people work in the suburbs it would cost me a lot more in gas to move downtown and have to commute to Mason.

Oh well...maybe I'll just become a starving musician or become a 5/3 nerd...

Mandy said...

and how!

Dan said...

Awesome post!

Griff said...

Jason,

This is an excellent post and you've showcased well what the Urban living experience is. This wasn't just a good day, this was a typical day.

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