Meet Woodland Mounds.
Summers are amazing. Every year I fall more in love with Cincinnati, especially during the Summer season (although there is no competition for the smell of Fall). We have more sunlight and everything seems alive. Last year we perused the free spray grounds, hit up Coney and explored the zoo.
This year we have moved on to the Great Parks. We snagged a Cincinnati Parks pass from our dealership and are planning on taking full advantage of it (even though park membership is only 10 bucks for the WHOLE year, I think we will be renewing in 2015). I can't say the idea was entirely original - I have to give proper credit to one of our sitters.
She shot us a text recently about all the fun things she's been able to do with a family she's been nannying for up by Sharon Woods. The second I read 'paddle boating' out loud to Soren, he was instantly intrigues (or obsessed....).
We had never been hiking before yesterday, so I wasn't sure how Soren would feel about it. Not more than 2 minutes on the trail and he'd already be-friended a herd of Daddy-Long Legs (yes, a herd - there were SOOOOO many!), a Leaf-Cutting Ant, Monarch Butterfly, smelled purple and white flowers, found a Strawberry and a perfect Leading-Stick.
I have a feeling we will have many more great photos and videos to come. Cincinnati continues to blow my mind. The city is beautiful and beginning to bustle and 20 minutes outside of downtown is covered by green and forest reserve. #lovetheNati