Local Tourist: The Month That Was Dec. 2018

Posted December 31, 2018 by shooting in Cincinnati / 29 Comments

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Happy New Year’s Eve! This is the final Local Tourist of 2018, but don’t worry…Dara and I will be back in 2019. Remember, Local Tourist is every last WEEKDAY of the month, so pen us in your schedule and link up your local adventures with us every month. We would love to have you!

The Month that was December 2018

December was a really busy month for me. The holidays, of course, but then I was also in my best friend’s wedding this past Friday so all the wedding prep as well. Let’s look back at the things I did that count toward Local Tourist though…

Friday, December 7 – My mom, sister, and I all went to WinterFest at King’s Island. It was a lot of fun, though we didn’t stay as long as we had when we went last year.

Friday, December 14- My friend who got married opted for a two-day Bachelorette weekend where we had a couple different events (in case someone couldn’t do one or the other). The first part was our only outing (the next day was a sleepover) and it was at the The Rook, which is a board game parlour. It’s really cool – you go and you can buy fun food and drinks, and then you can borrow whatever games they have to play (that part is free). My friend really loves board games, so it was a hit!

Wednesday, December 19 – My sister and I entered to get tickets to see RENT at the Aronoff Center, and we won! We still paid $40 for each ticket, but the seats were great and it would have been around a $100 more to have actually bought tickets where they sat us. This is our favorite musical, so it was so much fun seeing it again live. I love the Aronoff Center too. They put on great shows!

Friday, December 21- As maid of honor, I treated my friend to a manicure the Friday before her wedding. We went to the Woodhouse Day Spa and both got our nails done. Neither of us had been there before, but my mom and sister had and they suggested it. It was such a lovely experience!

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There you have it – the Local places I visited and enjoyed in December.

What about you? Did you have any local adventures?

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29 responses to “Local Tourist: The Month That Was Dec. 2018

  1. candy

    Sounds like you have been extremely busy but still enjoying yourself and being able to connect with family and friends.

  2. Awww sounds like you had an incredible month! I love that you went to a board game parkour, and of course, Kings Island! Here’s to a happy and healthy 2019–I hope it’s your next year yet! Xoxo happy new year, Lauren!

  3. My boss got me a gift certificate for a Woodhouse Day Spa here and I’m booked next Saturday for a massage, facial and pedicure and I’m so excited! Sounds luxurious!

  4. That sounds like a fun month. I love the board game outing idea, what a cool place!! And how sweet to treat your friend to a pre-wedding manicure, I bet she loved that!

  5. Sounds like you had a fun month. We have something similar to Winterfest in my area, but it got rained out most of the month. I’m going to try to sneak in a visit before they close at the end of the week. I hope you have a happy new year, Lauren!

  6. I love the idea of The Rook. I’ve never liked the concept of a Bachelorette party but a sleepover playing board games is more of my thing.
    Yay! Lucky you won some better seats. I’ve never been to a play. I’ve only been to a small ballet which was fun.
    This whole post reminded me how I need to get out more ?
    I hope you have a great New Year!

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  7. The Rook sounds like a lot of fun! A board game parlor- how cool! And Winterfest at King’s Island sounds like a blast too. 🙂

  8. Yay for finally getting to King’s Island! That Bach weekend sounds fun! I love treating brides to spa days 🙂 Yay for the RENT tix! That’s exciting!

  9. The board game cafe sounds great! We have a local bar/coffee lounge that has a bunch of games on a shelf and they also encourage people to bring in their own. My son and his friends go there sometimes. ?✨

    I saw your wedding photo on IG. You looked lovely! ?

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