Three cheers for this Rainbow House Bed & Breakfast on “hotel row” in Niagara Falls, New York; squeezed between a cookie-cutter concrete hotel and the hotel’s overflow parking lot.
“Rainbow” most commonly refers to a famous bridge in the area. Niagara Falls International Rainbow Bridge shows a gentle arch across the Niagara River gorge and connects the United States and Canada in Niagara Falls.
Classic Victorian style amidst mega hotels along Rainbow Boulevard.
Stained glass is a must for Victorian architecture, and this door does not disappoint.
When we lived in Ohio, crossing the Ohio river on the Brent Spence Bridge meant I was home. “Ohio: the heart of it all!” remains my favorite slogan viewed on the state’s welcome sign. On one of my birthdays, I took a quick, single-handed angle shot with a new camera as I drove across.
Northbound on I-71/I-75: Ohio river circa 2000.
Spence served Kentucky as a United States Congressman from 1931—1963. Interstates 71 and 75 share this cantilevered truss bridge. The bridge’s top deck takes drivers into Covington, Kentucky; the lower deck takes drivers into Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Brent Spence Bridge has now become a favorite photo moment for me. This recent photo I took with my husband’s iPhone. I marvel at the surprise reflection of the brick building on the west side of the river caught in the car’s windshield—with iPhone pointed towards the east side of the river. And amidst all that, a car door appears.
Though my residences have varied through the years, crossing this bridge heading into Ohio still means I am home. Safe holiday travels, readers.
Northbound on I-71/I-75: Ohio river with Cincinnati skyline circa 2019.
“For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.”
—2 Samuel 14:14 KJV
Growing up, our family didn’t eat out much. My pizza knowledge consisted of a grocery store kit and an occasional attempt at hand-made crust. During my high school and college years, I discovered Cassano’s® and that other “simple shelter” that sells pizza. Cassano’s® fresh-baked can be a bit greasy, but I can’t resist the salty, crunchy crust combined with tomato and cheese toppings, and it remains a favorite stop when I’m visiting Dayton.
We chose to eat inside because of the heat outside; blessed with cooler evening shadows for the photos.
“And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.”
—2 Samuel 9:7 KJV