Hello my friends. Today has been a marvelous day! My hubby had a day off today so we decided to take a nice drive. I know that most of you who have been following my blog know this but for those who don't......A drive like this wouldn't have been possible for me even just a year ago. I suffered from debilitating anxiety and panic attacks for several years. Those years I couldn't leave my home and sometimes I couldn't even leave my bedroom without having a panic episode. Lately my hubby and I have been going on little outings while our kiddos are in school and if he has a day off. Today we decided we were going to go to Cincinnati. Better yet, we decided we were going to cross over into Kentucky!!!! I know that doesn't seem like much to some but to me....well I cried like a baby because while I was going through those trying times with the panic attacks and anxiety, I thought I would never be able to go any where ever again, especially out of state :)
The cool thing about today is I took my camera and well lets just get on with it.
This is a nice representation of the day and the area we are from. We had a chilly but gloriously sunny day today. I took this picture because these tractors were all lined up in this field. We live in an area that have tons of fields and farmers and this photo reminded me of the tractors on the Disney movie Cars. They made me giggle a little bit.
Another photo of the gloriously blue sky with the happy white clouds.
I felt this was kind of funny. The school bus was in front of Putter's Tavern and Grill...I have a weird sense of humor.
Traveling down I-275 the clouds got a little angry but it didn't last long.
By the time we made it to Kentucky the sun was back and the blue skies showed themselves again.
Newport Kentucky was absolutely beautiful! See that gorgeous church up on that hill?
Here is a view of the Downtown Cincinnati skyline from Newport on the Levee in Kentucky.
See the tiara on top of the tall building. The city lights that up different colors. It is gorgeous at night.
Christmas tree in the middle of Newport on the Levee
The big marlin in front of Mitchell's Fish Market in Newport on the Levee.
Another picture of downtown Cincinnati. This was taken from a bridge on you can walk across the Ohio River. You can also see the US Bank Arena where a lot of the big performances are held.
Taken from the same walking bridge. This was the view to our left.
This was the view to our right.
Here is a nice shot from the same bridge of Newport on the Levee. There are so many great stores and restaurants there.
Another looking back at Newport on the Levee. Here you can see the HUGE Barns N Noble book store and the swoopy shaped building is the Newport Aquarium.
A view of the Barnes N Noble ( I LOVE that store) and an airplane on it's takeoff from the airport.
Here we were crossing the Ohio River and we could see the seats in The Great American Ballpark where the Cincinnati Reds play. Left of the stadium is Paul Brown Stadium where the Cincinnati Bengals play and to the right is the US Bank Arena again.
We got a little lost in downtown Cincy due to all the one way streets and such and since I was help navigate I didn't get any pictures of downtown. However once we did make it out of downtown I did snap this shot of the skyline.
Here is a neat castle facade we passed by.
Once we got on I-71 there wasn't too much to photograph until this.
Those things in the distance are roller coasters!!!
Lots and lots of roller coasters and summer fun!
Yup we passed right by Paramount's Kings Island. One of my favorite places to go when I spent summers here in Ohio with my dad.
Just up the road from Kings Island is this fabulous water park named The Beach! That red slide looks intimidating.
One last photo. The day remained glorious and my hubby and I enjoyed the time together! I love how the clouds seem to be all lined up in a row. Sure was a great day.
Until next time...Be Blessed.