Tuesday, November 3, 2015

It's So Nice To Take A Long Weekend Trip

Well, in our case it meant leaving on a Sunday and coming back on Tuesday due to a Saturday night commitment.  We only traveled about 2 hours from home, but it can be so nice to get away.  This was for our Anniversary - but you know any excuse can be made.  Fall?  Celebrate the sunshine?  New places to eat & shop?  Yep!  I'm for all those & more!

Our first stop was Hale Farm & Village in Bath, Ohio.  This is an outdoor living history museum.

Mr. Cardigan enjoyed watching the Blacksmith.  (Secret -- I knew that he would & I made sure that we went on that path first so it would set the tone for the visit!)

Farm animals on the grounds --

 More of Hale Farm --

After a nice visit we made our way to our hotel in Macedonia, Ohio.  After unpacking & relaxing we trekked up the road for dinner at Outback.

The next day found us in a shopping mood - imagine that!!  After some stops at Old Navy (had Super Cash to use & it was the last day!), Ulta, and a pet store (Lucy food!!) in Solon, we drove towards downtown Cleveland and the West Side Market.

After West Side Market we made the drive back to our hotel (we always bring a cooler with us on trips!!) for more relaxation.

Changing clothes after our rest we went just 10 minutes down the road to the  Hard Rock Rocksino.  We have been wanting to visit here for a while.  I love Hard Rock Cafes and there is a casino here, too!!!

We gambled some and had dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe.

I love their Chicken Mac & Cheese!!!  It was a good Anniversary getaway!!

The next morning I'm finishing up another crocheted infinity scarf --

Before we make the drive home -- we stop at Bob Evans for brunch --

A great little trip and not too far of a drive.  I'll be looking for more trips close to home.  This is what I love to do -- a little shopping, eating, & local tourist attractions.  Can't wait til the next one!!!

Of course, Lucy is pretty much dreading us going when she sees the suitcases come in.  She sticks to us like glue when we come home from a little trip like this.  We can't even go back out to the car to bring our things in -- one of us has to stay with her in the house.  She must think we are leaving again!!  I imagine this is how she is while we are gone -- waiting & watching for us!

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