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Sunday, September 23, 2012

End of the Summer Fun!

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!

Jerry's guitar

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!