Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Views & Vines 2010

This post is a little late, but I really wanted to share this with everyone since I think it's such a neat event. This is the second year we have gone to this event, although I think it's been around a little longer, and has sold out both years that we have been attendance.
It's called the views and vines tour and it's a fundraiser for the Cincinnati Parks Boards. Basically you gather at a park (this year it was Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park)- have some food from a local restaurant and some wine from a local winery- hang out a little with your friends and then load onto 4 charter buses to get ready for a park tour of Cincinnati and some more tasting....oh, and did I mention we got a police escort by cops on motorcycles so we could all stay together.... it was hilarious as we were driving around to see people's faces when they saw us drive by... they must have thought we were celebrities or something. On the way we had a Cincinnati Parks expert tell us about the parks we were passing and the parks we were on our way too. He had old pictures of what they looked like before, which I always think are so cool. We actually had the same tour guide last year and I was thrilled to have him again.

Our first stop was Rapid Run over on the west side that was paired with some food from Andy's Meditteranean Grill and a cool white wine from Tino Vino. The setting was great for lots of fun pictures:
Next up was Owl's Nest Park with a (delicious) lasagna from Bella Luna and some Red Tino Vino wine...



After that we loaded back up into the charter buses and were on our way back for an afterparty complete with a Montgomery Inn buffet, more wine from Tino Vino, Christian Moerlein beers and a free pass to the butterfly show...

Again, this was a great event and I'm already looking forward to next year's!

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