My roommate, who used to live here, took me on an hour long walking excursion. The weather was perfect, after a gray and rainy day. The city was alive in summer-Friday-eve style. We walked across one bridge over the Ohio River to Newport, specifically to the Italian Festival and made our way back over the Purple People Bridge. Rested our blistered feet as we savored famous Graeter's ice cream and listened to Wake the Bear on Fountain Square.
All that after a full day of work. All of us weight-conscious women are surprised at how much food we are consuming and are wondering whether we will roll back home. Why are we so hungry? Is it really true that mental concentration takes more fuel? (Please say yes!)
Tomorrow evening we will not be served a meal, but rather sent out with $25 to spend at will. It so happens that a friend from Monday Night Meals has come back to Cincinnati for the summer. She is picking me up at 5:30 to have a home-cooked meal, a birthday celebration at that. I get to meet her whole family!