Mount Adams Love

Mount Adams Cincinnati

Jordan and I spent last weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since Death Cab for Cutie wasn’t stopping in Nashville on this current tour, we decided to take a trip to Cincinnati and see them there. Because some of our dearest friends live in Cincy, we ended up making a full weekend out of it!

Cincinnati is a little less than five hours away from Nashville, which makes for an easy weekend getaway. We drove through a bit of rush hour traffic on Thursday (which added some time) but on our Sunday drive back, we cruised home. One of our top priorities for this trip was to visit Mount Adams, one of our favorite little neighborhoods. We last visited two summers ago, which you can read about here!

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When Jordan and I decided to move to Nashville, I got really excited to explore a different part of the country. In Tennessee we are exposed to new cities that we might not have visited while living in the Chicago. But now they are a mere day trip away!

On a sunny, albeit chilly, Saturday we drove to Chattanooga with dear friends joining us. Jordan and I have been really blessed with friends who want to live life with us; through the peaks and valleys, even when life gets busy and we aren’t able to see one another as often as we might like, we have each other’s backs. We would have had fun by ourselves in Chattanooga, but this day was made better by our companions. This year will mark ten years of our friendship as a foursome (even more for the boys) and I love that we still have many more memories to make together.

Before the trip I spent a little time to research Chattanooga and asked people for fun suggestions, but mostly we began the day without an agenda. Chattanooga is pretty small, but it is full of charm and growing rapidly. We hope to go back during the summer and enjoy a picnic along the river!


^ We started the day admiring the views from Lookout Mountain, or as Ashley’s college friends called it, “Make Out Mountain.” 🙂



^My favorite part of Lookout Mountain, was the cute little town nestled on it. The town was gorgeous and it kinda reminded me of Mount Adams, in Cincinnati.


^ The woman who runs Mountain Memories once saw Elvis Presley as his train traveled through her small West Virginian town as a child.


^ We ate lunch at Tupelo Honey Cafe and drank delicious coffee at Brash Coffee inside Warehouse Row. I absolutely love old warehouses and appreciate when towns invest in reusing structures in new ways.


^  A chalk artist at work.



Until next time, Chattanooga!

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Ohio | Mount Adams


Along the banks of the Ohio River, sits a metropolis affectionately known as the Queen City. Overlooking the city, a hill rises. Mount Adams watches over the city, the river, and the banks of Kentucky. Even though Cincinnati isn’t as large or maybe as exciting as Chicago, it has a charm all its own. This neighborhood oozes charm and is one of my favorite places to visit.

The first time Jordan took me to Mount Adams was New Years Eve weekend in 2005, a few months into our relationship. He had lived in Cincinnati the previous year and was looking forward to showing me around. We only had a few hours to visit the mount before needing to attend a party elsewhere in the city. Thankfully, those road trips to Ohio continued in the following years and visiting Mount Adams became a part of the ritual.

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