I love reading recaps of people’s weeks and/or weekends, but I don’t really share them a lot on my blog. However, the U.S. is celebrating Memorial Day weekend with three days off work (well, most of us have work off) so I thought I’d share what I’ve been up to so far!The Weekend That Was #ontheblog - how are you spending your three-day weekend? Click To Tweet
Saturday, May 26
My mom, sister, and I started the day by going to Taste of Cincinnati which is a big food festival of sorts in downtown Cincinnati. A bunch of different Cincinnati restaurants – and food trucks! – set up shop and sell some of their most famous goodies. There’s also plenty of drinks, some non-food vendors, and even music! I tend to stick to the places that I know and whose food I already love and want more of, like the Kevin Bacon Ranch from a food truck called Hungry Bros. There’s also The Melting Pot (not just from Cincinnati), Tom and Chee (grilled cheese donuts everyone!) and more.
Saturday night, my parents, sister, and I finally saw the movie Life of the Party, starring Melissa McCarthy (we’re all fans of hers!) Her films seem to be really hit or miss for people – and I’m not sure what most people are saying about Life of the Party – but everyone in my family really loved this one. I thought it was a fun mother/daughter story…and it also shows that you don’t have to give up on your dreams, even if you put them on hold for years. It’s also really funny! Definitely enjoyed it.
Sunday, May 27
My parents, sister, sister-in-law, two nieces, and nephew all went to the water park at King’s Island – which opened up this weekend! We were all excited to be back. The water was a bit chilly when you first got in, but it didn’t take long to feel SO wonderful as it was really hot out yesterday. While we spent most of our time in the wave pool, we did take a couple turns on the lazy river which was nice. We’ll definitely be going back a lot this summer, though I am thankful to have a pool at my house because if you know me, I love chilling in the pool and reading a book. You can’t really do that in public!
Besides King’s Island, we all went out to dinner (with my brother – who was finally off work) and then my parents and I hit up the Dari Bar, which is a local place that has great soft-serve ice cream. Yum!!
The Last Word…
What about you? Did you do anything fun this weekend? Do you get today off work? (I hope so!!)
Before I let you go today, I wanted to share a GoFundMe page that a friend of mine set up. We’ve been friends for about 14 years now, and he could really use help raising money for some much-needed dental surgery that will help alleviate a lot of pain for him. If you’re interested in donating, or spreading the world, please check out his page here. It IS my birthday on Wednesday, so I get to ask for gifts, right? Well, here you go!! 😉