Monthly Archives: June 2010

Toy Story 3 (review)

Grandma and I took the GC to see Toy Story 3 today.  I found it rather dark and intense for a children’s movie; “Babe” or “Milo and Otis” it ain’t.  The GC was visibly upset during some of the more … Continue reading

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Cheap Fun with Kid in Louisville

Today was a low-cost, but fun-filled day of activities.  There is no such thing as a free lunch; we had to burn some gas driving around, and some people would say our consequent carbon footprint was yet another cost, but … Continue reading

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Walking for Epilepsy

This last week GC and I have been collecting donations for the Epilepsy Foundation Fund Drive.  This morning, the foundation had their collection and thank you walk at the Louisville Zoo.  GC enjoyed this quite a bit.  We were disappointed … Continue reading

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You Scream, I Scream

It has been particularly hot here the last few days, and there was some real evidence of this in the Kroger frozen food aisle this morning.  They had advertised store brand ice cream sandwiches on sale, and since I had … Continue reading

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History in our Backyard

The suburban subdivision that we live in, as well as several of the surrounding ones, are all built on the former grounds of a huge horse plantation.  Amazingly enough, the original plantation mansion still stands in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Farewell, Where the River Bends

Our last day in the Cincinnati-Covington-Newport-Erlanger-Florence-Etc-Etc-Etc area. We had made very good use of the “Kids Eat Free” promotion at the Holiday Inn; I can definitely recommend that. We spent the morning swimming in the hotel pool and then packed … Continue reading

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Butterflies in Cincinnati

It’s Sunday and we finally made it into Ohio for the first time (technically, we might have been in Ohio when the ferry made landfall the other night, but I’m not sure).  We visited the Krohn conservatory in Eden park, … Continue reading

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Aquarium

Now, this morning we all headed into Newport, Kentucky, just across the river from Cincinnati proper to visit the famed Newport Aquarium.  The Aquarium is not cheap, but it is quite an engineering feat. We saw a lot of fish.  … Continue reading

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Big Bone Lick State Park

This morning we visited Big Bone Lick State Park.  In Texas, the refrain is “everything is bigger in Texas”.  It seems that in Kentucky the refrain is “it started/happened here first”; my wife and I see this attitude all the … Continue reading

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Off to Erlanger

Today we drove up to Erlanger, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, best known for where the Cincinnati airport is.  Grandma was attending a convention there, and the grandchild and I went along for the ride to have a good time.  … Continue reading

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