Fun and Food

A visitor’s guide to the area.

Monthly Events: September 2019

September 20-22: Oktoberfest (2.2 miles)

Food and Drink

Cincinnati Famous Food

Local Attractions

Grocery Stores: We are so lucky to be located so close to three awesome grocery stores. We spend a lot of time at Aldi, across the street. They have the best peanut butter cups, $5.99 six-packs of German beer, and kettle chips under $2.00 a bag. Their produce is decent too, but let’s be honest about the snacks.

Transportation

  • TANK Bus: to go downtown, walk down 15th Street and cross Monmouth. The stop is on the sidewalk in front of PNC Bank. If you follow the schedule, use the Newport Shopping Center stop and add three minutes to the time listed. The bus will take you to Cincinnati. The fare is $1.50 each way.
  • Cincinnati Streetcar: Once downtown, you can catch the streetcar which is only one route that makes a circle around the city. An all day fare is only $2.00.

Welcome to Labbato’s on the Knob!

Hungry and ready to play? Check out the Fun and Food page right now!

This street is in the area of Newport, Kentucky that was known as, Spaghetti Knob. Italians settled here in the early days because it reminded them of their homeland. Be sure to check out the book, Italians of Newport and Northern Kentucky for the facts, but from what I understand, this area was settled by the Italians because it reminded them of their homeland. We consider ourselves so lucky to host each person who crosses through our doorway!

Be sure to check out the view of Cincinnati from upstairs. Our neighbors across the street have unobstructed views- we get the sliver, but it is still amazing.

Here is some general information to help you feel at home:

Call or text either of us at anytime. You can reach both of us at the same time through the Airbnb app. We like to say, “hi” when you get here if we are around, but if we miss you, don’t worry about it! Folllow the check-in instructions to get in from your reservation details. Checkout is at 11:00 a.m.

Wifi: Info is located in the bedroom on the information sheet next to the tv

Comfort: There are extra pillows, blankets, and towels. Use whatever you need! Whatever it is you use, just leave it out so we know to replace it.  If you can open a door, feel free to look inside to see if there is something you can use!

Coffee: One of the most important things to us when we travel is the ability to have a brewed cup of coffee in the morning. We provide a coffee pot and some donut-store style coffee. If you want someone else to make it, stop at the The Cookie Jar Bakery down the hill and to the left on the other side of Monmouth Street. It is only a half-mile away!

The Cookie Jar Bakery, Newport, Kentucky

The mini fridge is off of the front room where you can grab a bottle of water and check out the instant oatmeal selection.

Temperature: If you get too hot or cold and need a temperature adjustment, let us know. We can adjust it from our part of the house. We have an air conditioner to back up the central air that we put in the bedroom in the summer. Do not be shy to use it!

Television: Check out our selection of VHS tapes. We have some classics! There is also a Roku and of course, there is always WLWT Channel 5. Keep it local, right?

To use the VCR: On the remote, press input and sect, AV. Use input again to select TV to switch it back.

Health and Wellness

We hope you feel your best whenever you visit us, but for those times when you might need a little extra help, we are located near both a Little Clinic at Kroger, as well as a mile and a half from an urgent care and emergency room.

Transportation

  • TANK Bus: to go downtown, walk down 15th Street and cross Monmouth. The stop is on the sidewalk in front of PNC Bank. If you follow the schedule, use the Newport Shopping Center stop and add three minutes to the time listed. The bus will take you to Cincinnati. The fare is $1.50 each way.
  • Cincinnati Streetcar: Once downtown, you can catch the streetcar which is only one route that makes a circle around the city. An all day fare is only $2.00.

Philanthropy Corner

Featured Nonprofit (501c)

Have some extra pocket change that you need to unload?  Check out some of my favorite non-profits below.

Greyhound Adoption of Greater Cincinnati

Greyhound Adoption of Greater Cincinnati is where you can adopt the best couch potato best friend you ever had. You will not be sorry. We had one, Bee, Seems to Bee, and she was amazing.

Complete List:

Although I do not know that this is a non-profit, I chose this one off of a list of 10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support this Pride Month.  Nothing is more important than being able to connect with a therapist and being able to identify with them because of how they look is so very important in the healing process.  NQTTCN  helps ensure that queer and trans people have those connections that can help save their lives.

It is because of the Fairness Campaign that we have some of the protections as gay folks in Kentucky that we have.  They stand up for the right of Kentuckians who are often forced to navigate through “normal life” gingerly and with fear: immigrants, racial minorities, LGBT people, with a focus on transgender rights.

I don’t know too much about this place, but it is essentially a neighbor of ours and we need to go visit!  Red Wolf Sanctuary is only about 20 minutes from the tipi.  After checking out the website,  I definitely want to make an appointment to visit.

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue: Another place that I found on Instagram, this group, Carolina Waterfowl Rescue helps snakes, birds, and even ponies.  They are currently in need of donations for a particular pony with really neglected feet.  Check them out and give them a hand and a dollar!

Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic (OAR): At OAR you can get your new pet kitty spayed or neutered for $20.00!  Feral cats are free.

Ducks and Clucks: Ducks and Clucks was one of the first Instagram pages that I followed when we got the ducks.  This person really gives their all and sets such high standards for a fowl rescue.  They have an Amazon wish list that you can purchase items off of for their birds.  Brownie, Dot, and Danny are my favorite residents!

Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary : they have rescued some of the most adorable ducks I have ever laid my eyes on and inspired us to one day adopt as opposed to hatching.  Ducks are people too! See: Dean, Crowley, and Marv on Instagram and of course, Majestic Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary on Instagram

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Get inspired to live your best!

In the spring of 2017 we traveled to Mazatlan, Mexico for our honeymoon and listened to countless stories of people who lived there for months at a time. They had two homes.  They didn’t look like millionaires. Come to find out, we could’ve possibly afforded a home there too, but the cost to get there was high and we knew it wouldn’t be worth it.

Upon our return home, we started talking about a second home, a getaway spot and happened to remember that Elaine and Matt, friends of ours with amazing kids, had thrown the idea out before about sharing some farm land, should they find the right spot. While visiting my sister one weekend, shortly after our honeymoon, I half jokingly sent Elaine a text, after not having contacted them since the prior November when she married us.  Consequently, they were seriously looking again and had a place they wanted a second look at and arranged for us to meet them there to check it out.

Three months later, their family, my sister, and Perriee and I were  hanging out in our new home away from home. It was only an hour away from our home in Northern Kentucky. By early fall we had chosen our own little spot in the woods and ordered our tipi.  We put it up the weekend after Thanksgiving with the help of our new family.

Who are we?

We are Perriee and Marietta, just a married couple who love spending time together. What we have found is that we want to work towards a more simplistic life so we can spend more time together in our tipi and cabin. We want to share our journey to inspire you to spend more time doing the things that make you happy. Life is short. The time is now.

Homework

Here is your first homework assignment: If you never return to this blog ever again, do one favor for me (and yourself). Write down five goals and dreams that you have. Keep that paper and look at it at least once a year. You will be surprised to find some of those dreams magically realized.

Making Time for Tipi is a concept. It is the motivation to create the life that you want and to spend your time enjoying it. What are you going to make time for?