This month was nothing less of sugar, pumpkin spice, and everything nice. My October consisted of:


My last day in Ohio was spent in downtown Cincinnati. I heard about the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center - and I was really interested in going. I also wanted to expose my niece to the many untold stories about history, that she may not have known about.
Cincinnati, OH, USA


The air is crisping, the leaves are crunching and we're pulling out our favorite sweaters. It is Fall, yall. Since September, I've been itching to get the Autumn festivities cracking and I finally had the opportunity to indulge. While in Ohio, I convinced my sister to drive me to Peifer Orchards in Yellow Springs. The Yelp reviewers had nothing but good things to say, so I had to stop by and see what was up.

Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA


For the past three years, I've been a frequent visitor of Dayton, Ohio. My sister and sweet niece live there, so I make sure to venture out at least twice a year to see them. Normally, my Dad and I make that seven-hour drive up 75 - but I was not in the mood for a road trip this go-round.

Dayton is a small town. So small that most of the major airlines removed their services from the airport. Which makes it tough to find a good, inexpensive flight - but being the Frugal Fran that I am, oh I found a way!

Cincinnati is about 45 minutes south of Dayton, so I flew into CVG for the low-low and had my sister gas up the wagon to scoop me up. Yay, for cheap travel!

Upon arrival, first on the list was brunch. As soon as I landed, I felt it in my spirit. I needed mimosas - and waffles - and all the bacon they could give me. Minah wasn't familiar with the area, so I took to Yelp to light my path. That's when I realized that I was actually in Kentucky and not Ohio. Apparently, Northern Kentucky and Southern Ohio have the same airport, located in Hebron, KY. Confused yet?

Nevertheless, we ended up in the Mainstrasse Village historic district of Covington, Kentucky. It was elevenish by the time we got there and it seemed like the little, quiet town had yet to awaken. Most of the restaurants weren't open until noon - but there was an assortment of shops, art galleries and historic landmarks to keep us engaged while we waited.
Covington, KY, USA



Mind: Quiet
Spirit: Lifted
Skin: Clear