animals and alcohol


  Cincinnati Zoo It’s officially our first day in Ohio; and there is no better way to celebrate than by visiting the Cincinnati Zoo to see the world famous hippo baby Fiona, and the slightly less well known rhino baby Kendi.  And yes, this was the home of Harambe; may he rest in peace. The zoo was roughly 10 minutes from our downtown hotel, but we knew better and left early. However we did not leave early enough. Cincinnati Zoo was swamped by the time we showed up to the compound, and we were detoured all around the park until we finally reached an empty parking lot.  So go super early when you visit, especially if it’s a holiday weekend. The zoo itself is massive and could be an all day affair.  We spent three hours in the park and nearly saw everything, but we really rushed between exhibits and […]

Cincinnati Beerventures Part 1


One of the reasons we had wanted to go to D.C. was the baby panda, appropriately named Bei Bei. So what better way to start our Valentine’s Day than to go to the National Zoo and see all the animals? The only problem was that it was approximately 12 degrees out and that makes for a not happy Melissa. Thankfully the zoo has a bunch of indoor exhibits to take refuge, so we hung out with the pandas (SO CUTE), elephants, gorillas (this one smelled exceptionally bad) and reptiles. While I wish it was warmer, I’m glad we went when we did. We got there early and beat the crowd to see Bei Bei. Admission is also free which is great if you take advantage if the metro which we did not, but parking was $22 per car which wasn’t terrible for the four of us. Melissa’s rating: 10 out […]

D.C. Day 3 Valentines Day Beerventuring (and baby pandas)