Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Obama Is Following Me

We are back from Cleveland, and apparently we have started a hot new trend. Even President Obama is following in our footsteps with a visit to the city. I am sorry to inform you Mr. President, but we have already gone.

Thanks go out to Weasel Momma for providing us with this fun getaway via her giveaway on World of Weasels. If you don't know her by now then stop by and say hello. She is sure to keep giving stuff away now that she has a taste of giving away showcases like Bob Barker.

For now I will wrap it up with my new updated Top 5 things about Cleveland list.
  1. Downtown Cleveland is packed with great places to eat. We had a great meal every night and could have continued that trend for weeks to come. There are all sorts of different cuisines and settings right in the downtown area. We even saw my friend PJ Mullen's hero Michael Symon's restaurant "Lola" on Sunday, but it was closed. With a little better planning we could have eaten at an Iron Chef's restaurant.
  2. If food is number one then beer has to be number two. Great Lakes Brewing Company, located in Cleveland, makes several fine beers. While I couldn't try them all I did manage to try a Burning River Ale, a Dortmunder Gold, and an Eliot Ness. All were excellent.
  3. Downtown Cleveland is nice. Tons of places to eat and drink within walking distance of our hotel. Also within walking distance are the home fields for the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians. If they could field a decent team with either of those franchises then they would really be on to something. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is right there too.
  4. The Christmas story house still makes the list. I liked the place. It is the leg lamp capital of the world.
  5. The Rock an Roll Hall of Fame was cool. I am not the biggest museum guy in the world, but any place that honors the best of the best in Rock in Roll is like the Hall of Fame for cool people, so it has that going for it.
Yes I dropped Lou Brown and his troops off the list. I felt since I have actually been to the city that I should focus on the real parts of the city. Major League is still one of my favorite movies and the best thing about the Cleveland Indians franchise.

Also the weather stunk. I froze to death for the entire weekend. It was windy and cold. At least it seemed cold to me being from the south. It reinforced my thinking that if I ever leave Arkansas I will be moving somewhere closer to the equator.


My Bottle's Up! said...

you had me at good food. you had my husband at good brews.

this will be on our list.


Eric said...

Glad you had a good time, bud. I bet Braden was happy when you guys got back..

WeaselMomma said...

I'm so glad you had a great time! Cleveland Rocks!

Father Knows (Travis) Best said...

Drat. You could have said frozen yogurt or something with the prez.

Tom said...

The beer is probably there to make up for the weather.

Old School/New School Mom said...

Oh wow, the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame sounds great!

Talking about food is making this pregnant lady hungry! LOL.

Sad that the weather was crappy!

PJ Mullen said...

I thought I heard Randy Newman playing the sad version of "Burn On" while reading the bit about Lou Brown and his tribe. Glad you at least gave Symon a shot, even if he didn't have the decency to be open while you were there. What a bum :)

SurprisedMom said...

Good food and good brews. What more can you ask for?

I'm glad you and Arica had a good time. That's wonderful! All parents needs that mental break, the chance to be a couple. I bet you hugged Braden extra close when you got home!