I don’t know if you’ve ever visited Cincinnati, Ohio or not, but they’ve got a great mural scene going for them. There were murals everywhere you turned – so many that I couldn’t get pictures of them all because I ran out of time!
You’ll find snap shots of my favorites in this post, along with where to find them in case you want to go exploring on your own. And then when you’re done, make your way to Over the Rhine for some great food, game bars or axe throwing.
Once you’ve taken your photo at the Cincinnati mural, make your way back down Boliver Alley for the coolest mural experience all in one place.
Downtown, near OTR, you will find everything from cats, zombies, food to vintage toys.
There are many others I didn’t get a chance to photograph, like James Brown, Neil Armstrong, and the flying pig. However, you can download a handy map of the murals in Cincinnati to see what else I missed.
Last weekend I met up with my friends for a fun girls afternoon/early evening out in Cincinnati. We’re trying to plan more than just getting together around the holidays and after our wine and canvas outing in February, decided it might be fun to go axe throwing!
I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time and was thrilled everyone else was on board. We met up at Urban Axes in Cincinnati and after signing a waiver saying we wouldn’t sue anyone if an axe chopped us in half, plus a short coaching session with our lane coach, it was time to throw!
As someone who is used to shooting, it was kind of hard to get used to not having sights on the ax, so it took some time to figure out how hard to throw, but by the end of the hour, I was hitting the target and would have liked another hour to keep practicing.
Here’s a fun photo with our axe throwing coach, whose name escapes me at the moment.
After our hour was up at Urban Axes, we stopped at a cat mural so me, Jenny and Allison (aka the cat ladies) could get a jumping photo in front of it.
Then we went to The Rook for drinks, board games and appetizers. If you ever find yourself there, order the jumbo tater tots! The pretzel bites were also really delicious.
Finally, our night ended at Senate, where most of us chowed down on gourmet hot dogs, truffle fries and giant potato skins.
I also did some mural hunting earlier that day and will have a post about that coming soon!
While walking home one night, Daisy Dawson is attacked, but manages to fight the perpetrator, swiping a necklace and some skin cells off under her nails in the process. What she doesn’t know is that her would be kidnapper is a serial killer, and she’s the only victim that has gotten away.
Daisy has a high profile public job, so it doesn’t take long for her attacker to figure out her identity. Enraged that he wasn’t able to capture her the first time, her assailant begins stalking her and Special Agent Gideon Reynolds, who’s been assigned to protect her.
While he’s stalking her, he’s also kidnapping and murdering other women, collecting necklaces and drivers licenses as trophy pieces once he’s done with them. However, one of his victims isn’t about to give up; she begins memorizing every name and is determined to break out of the prison he has set up in his basement.
As the detectives begin to piece together clues about the case, they uncover details linking the assailant to someone from Agent Reynolds past, and in order to catch a killer, Reynolds and Daisy take off on an interstate adventure that brims with romance, action, murder and mystery.
There’s a little something for everyone in this romantic suspense from Karen Rose and even though it’s over 600 pages, it’s a quick read that you’ll have a hard time putting down.