Oh, what an incredibly fun summer we had! Although we didn't take a major vacation like we usually do, we spent our time doing lots of fun weekend trips! While it felt like summer went by quickly...I can't think of a summer in which I HAVEN'T thought that. :)
We had the chance to spend a weekend in Cleveland for a friend's wedding. We had so much fun and the ceremony and reception were absolutely beautiful! I find myself being so jealous of weddings since the advent of Pinterest! Our friends were married on a bridge and had their reception in an art gallery...how cool is THAT? Of course, I didn't take enough..err..hardly any pictures of the goings-on. I did, however, get a few randoms with my phone.
|The weather was awful as we left home & just got better as we neared Cleveland.|
|So much fun! A truly unique wedding & reception!|
After the reception, we made our way to the new Horseshoe Casino! I'm such a cheapo...I really just wanted to "Ooh" and "Aah" at the crazy $150/game tables. It was fun & if nothing else, made for some interesting people-watching!
The following day we got up early & headed to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! They had a Grateful Dead exhibit we've wanted to see as well as tons of memorabilia and awesomeness. There's so much stuff there! Unfortunately, photography is not welcome in most of the facility...so I don't have many inside photos...but I did manage to sneak a few here & there....so rebellious! Haha!
|Phish's New Year's hot dog!|
|From Yasgur's Farm (Woodstock)|
|Wake of the Flood cover art....it was HUGE!|
|Just hanging out with the GD!|
Also that day, in the same area, was the Cleveland Brown's home opening game!
Outside the Rock Hall were a bunch of guitars decorated by different artists.
Some of my favorites...
It was a GORGEOUS day and it was so nice to just walk around and enjoy the views!
We're already planning a return trip...maybe for a Browns game in December (my hubs is a Chief's fan, I just like the atmosphere...I'm totally NFL neutral..hehe)
Recently, I've also had the chance to attend my first Backwoods Fest in Thornville, Ohio, which is less than an hour from where I live. What a neat place! A true celebration of autumn and it's spoils....and some amazing food & crafts, too!
|I'm not sure if the Wizard of Oz stuff is always there or not. It was pretty cool!|
Billy had the flu that weekend so I went with some friends & had so many laughs!
Have you ever had a buckeye? If you're from Ohio, you probably have. They're a peanut butter ball covered in chocolate, and they're so rich & good.
The Backwoods Fest had DEEP-FRIED buckeyes! Holy Moly! I don't know how anyone could eat more than 1 or 2 but if you LOVE buckeyes, then you'd probably flip over these!
What a wonderful way to wrap up the summer! I'm SO ready for fall!