Our major activity at the beginning of the day was IKEA. It was one of my highlights from the weekend. We spent three hours exploring all two floors of the store. It was a workout, especially when walking through perfectly designed rooms followed by more rooms. We just had too much to look at! I have never seen so many fun and cool things all in one place before. All I could think about for the rest of the day was how badly I wanted a house in Cincinnati that I could decorate with IKEA pieces and call my own.
How could I not want to live there when all the houses look like this?
We did suffer through some hot weather.
And what is perfect for a hot summer day?
Jath and Aaron took us to a local ice cream shop in one of the cutest areas of Cincinnati.
The Fireworks show in Hyde Park was amazing. We did walk for about two miles to see them, but it was worth the sore muscles.
I do love the explosion, and somehow I am always surprised when the next firework goes off. I jump every time, even when I know it's coming.
After twenty minutes, it was over.
And Monday it was time to drive home to Marion. Vacation comes and goes so quickly.
But I have discovered a new place, and I have memories to go with it.
I love Jordan, and I love his family. I realize this more and more everyday.