Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

One of the things that fascinated me when I lived near Cincinnati was that fact that there were so many small, cute towns to explore on weekends. S. Lebanon was no exception.

According to their website, S. Lebanon was established in 1795. It was originally named Deerfield and was an important town on the Little Miami River.

Although off the beaten track, S. Lebanon boasts a historic inn called The Golden Lamb dating back to 1803 or thereabouts. It is Ohio's oldest continuing hotel/inn and many important guests stayed there including 12 presidents and other notables such as Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Period furniture and a homey atmosphere welcome you.  Who knew? It seems that S. Lebanon is about halfway between Cincinnati and historic Rt. 40 so it was a logical stop off.

Easter Sunday lunch was (and is) a big event there with lamb a highlight on the menu. I was lucky enough to get a  reservation one Easter years ago.

Ah, memories . . .

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