Local Tourist: The Month That Was January 2019

Posted January 31, 2019 by shooting in Cincinnati / 24 Comments

Local Tourist Blog Link-Up

It’s the final day of January and it’s time to look back at the month and share my local adventures for Local Tourist, co-hosted by Dara from Not In Jersey. We post every last WEEKDAY of the month if you’d like to link up with us in the future!

Local Tourist: January 2019

Friday, January 4: My mom and I took my nieces and nephew to the Coney Island Lights. It was closing that weekend, and while the kids had already seen it, my mom and I hadn’t gone that year. It’s always fun. You drive around the parking lot of Coney Island with lights everywhere and they are moving/playing along to the music in your car (you just put on a specific station). We went last year and really loved it, so it’s sure to become a tradition.

Sunday, January 6: My mom, brother, sister-in-law, nieces, nephew, and I all went to the Cincinnati Zoo. They have season passes that allowed my mom and I to get in free with them. It was actually a fairly nice day – weather wise – so it was fun to go. We even got to ride the little train, which I hadn’t done in years!

Cincinnati Spa

Thursday, January 24: I went to Best of the East with my mom. It’s where nominated businesses, schools, restaurants, etc. come together to talk about their products (or give out samples of their food) and everyone votes for their favorite before they leave. There are a few of these around the Cincinnati area – Best of the East is focused on the East side. My mom and I have been to some of these before, but it had been awhile and we had a great time. It’s always fun entering giveaways (sadly, we didn’t win anything), trying samples of food, and even getting some free products/samples (the photo above is a goodie bag I got from Ambiance Nail Salon & Spa).

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Not a bad January, I must say! I’m ready for February though – I have a lot of fun events going on, especially at the library.

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24 responses to “Local Tourist: The Month That Was January 2019

  1. RO

    What a fun way to bring in the New Year, and Best of the East sounds really! Love the idea of spending time at the zoo too, and glad you enjoyed it! Hugs…RO

  2. You went to a number of fun things! That is the best way to survive winter, just get out and do stuff! I love all the spa stuff you got, how fun! I love that nail color!

  3. Ooh best of East sounds really fun. I love that you really get out and explore your city. I used to do a better job of that but in the last couple of years I’ve become such a creature of habit. I’m hoping that I can get back into it in the coming year–Kansas City also has a lot to offer!

  4. For the most part, I’ve had my head in the sand getting my book published, so I haven’t done much. And yay Cincinnati! I’m an Ohio girl and this post made me want to go back and visit ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Nice re-cap of your January, Lauren. I didn’t do nearly as much as you. That event of sampling and entering giveaways for local businesses sounds awesome. My highlight of January was going skiing which we did on Wednesday. Just at the end of January. Mostly stuck to my typical routine aka boring ๐Ÿ˜€

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  6. What a fun link up! This month we went to the city (NYC) twice – once to see Frozen on Broadway and then once to do Trolls the Experience – it was so much fun! We also ate lunch at Ellen’s Stardust Diner (where the waitstaff sings) and hit up Times Square.

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