Hey, remember that time that nothing went according to plan in Topeka, but it all worked out, and I said the lesson was to stay flexible and positive? Apparently I needed to learn that lesson again!
We rolled up to Eden Park today around 6 pm to find … um … well, a very nice park, theoretically, with a nice river-type thing, and some lovely trails and whatnot, but overall, a solid lack of good pie-giving spaces.
We I moped about it for a little while, then we decided to give it the old college try at a little pavilion.
We met a very nice woman with her toddler daughter. Did you know that small children have dog-seeking infrared vision, allowing them to detect the presence of cute puppies from many yards away? That’s how the little girl found us! She told her mom there was a dog in the pavilion, and there we were with Shalosh. The little girl got to pet Shalosh and we gave the mother a whole pie and a sticker.
At that point, we were just about ready to pack in for the day and call it a loss, but then we met Rowan! Rowan and her dad had come to Eden Park to find us, because Rowan’s mom works for my mom, and Rowan’s mom had contacted us before we got to Cincinnati. Seeing that we weren’t having much luck there, Rowan and her dad packed us into their car and drove us to Fountain Park, right in the middle of downtown, where there was an outdoor concert happening!
Once we got to Fountain Park, everything improved. We gave away our remaining 5 pies to a great crowd of people while listening to some sweet jams. Rowan helped us pass out stickers, and her dad took many pictures for us.
Now we’re “home” at our host house on the west side of Cincinnati, getting ready for a late dinner and then an early start tomorrow to get to Louisville! Thanks Cincinnati, we’re glad we didn’t give up on you!