Monday, December 21, 2009
Boy friend and I had a weekend sans my child. Friday night I went out with two of my longest known girlfriends. We celebrated my birthday (very belated) and Niki's birthday (very timely). We had so much fun! Tex-Mex restaurant, excellent Margaritas. I do recommend you get a friend like my friend Amy (the treat-er for this birthday extravaganza) who brings her own flask of tequila to "doctor-up" the "weak" drinks they serve there! I think it is so crazy that she is so like that!
Saturday was BF time! We had lunch at a restaurant where I knew exactly what to order (that is healthy and yummy). I order, get my order, and realize they have changed the menu! I HATE when they do that! They were very accommodating, and I ordered something else, that was surprisingly yummy. Yay for grilled fish taco's with pineapple salsa! Then we went to the Taft Museum downtown, where they had a display theme of Christmases past. I LOVED it! BF would have rather had a root canal. But he took me and that is what I love about him! Then we went to his Catholic services at the Cathedral downtown (I would rather have a root canal then endure organ music). But hen we decided that since we were already downtown, we should check out the festivities.
We walked around in the cold, slightly wet, atmosphere. We went up to the tallest rooftop in Cincinnati. I had never been up there at night. It was slightly misty, so the views weren't clear, but were really neat to see anyway. It was kinda surreal. Then, we got to the train display, 10 minutes after they shut the doors. Boo Hoo! Then went to Fountain Square just in time to hear the announcer say to "keep your eyes to the sky's for a surprise at 6:30". We had about 15 minutes, so we watched the skaters and checked out what else was around. Then some people asked us what was going on, and we were like, ah, clueless--just know to watch the sky's at 6:30. At 6:30, the Jumbo- Tron starts up with 2 elves wondering where in the world Santa could be. Then a spot light appears, swooping around the buildings nearby. It lands at the top of one, where Santa, Rudolph and one elf, rappel down the side of the building. Once they land (on the top of a smaller rooftop) Fireworks start up! It was really cool! What a great time! And romantic...