That first night in Butler County we wrapped with beer Jeff went out and picked up, take out wings, and the Ohio State Football game curled up and tucked into our hotel room, and I’m pretty sure I was sound asleep before the end of the game.
Sunday, Jeff was up before I am (which given he’s an early bird is the normal course of things around here) walked down to Starbucks and brought coffee back for me. Since we’ve been married, that’s been our day off together tradition. I love it.
Butler County, Day Two
Day two got off to a slightly later start than we had anticipated, as we both have been racing around at a million miles an hours for the past few weeks, and it was nice to have a quiet night together. Plus, staying in a hotel for a night is always fun.
Brunch at North Star Cafe
We walked the couple of blocks down from where we were staying to the Northstar Cafe at Liberty Center to get breakfast.
Earlier this summer Jeff and I stopped into the location in Clintonville, and we were real stoked to be heading back again. We both went for the breakfast sandwhich, and split sides of breakfast potatoes and a ricotta pancake. The breakfast potatoes definitely won the meal.
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park
The Intrude event, by Amanda was still there so we went specifically to see that, but after researching it a bit, we were looking forward to exploring the entire park. I’d heard from other’s that had been to the park that it was huge, but other than that, wasn’t sure what to expect.
Holy amazing park.
Pro Tip, rent the art cart, *cough golf-cart cough*, and use that to tour the gardens. We only had our golf cart for an hour, so we stuck to the gallery loop, and I was BLOWN. AWAY.
The park is GORGEOUS.
There’s app that you download as well, called Otocast, which allows you to play an audio file of the artists discussing thier works. It’s amazing.
Jungle Jim’s International Market
After Pyramid Hill, we headed to Jungle Jim’s which has been a staple stop on our Cincinnati trips since moving to Ohio. You can find annnnnnything there, and the prices are great.
Pro tip though, try to go on a weekday, as the weekends tend be a little crowded.
Each time that we’re there, we make sure to walk through the beer section, checking out what the offerings are, and this time, we hit pay dirt. Cascade Brewing, which is one of our all time favorite Oregon breweries, is stocked at Jungle Jims. The only place that we’ve been able to find it since moving. We loaded up.