Sunday, October 28, 2012

Nat's Visit of Awesomeness in Cleveland

Nat visited this past week and it was an a-w-e-s-o-m-e time! There's never a doubt in my mind that I love Cleveland, but it is so cool sometimes just to see it through someone else's eyes.

As soon as I picked her up at the airport, we stopped by one of my favorite Cleveland restaurants: BSpot. Seriously, this place is great. (Apparently Nat thought so, too, since we went back three times while she was here!)

While Nat was here, we explored the city, visiting museums, tourist attractions, and some great local restaurants. We also took the time to fill up on a fall/autumn activities: pumpkin-hunting (both in the pumpkin patch and at stores), pumpkin-carving, hot cider (and rum!), toasting pumpkin seeds, and going for a walk in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  Oh AND we went to a pretty cool vineyard for a wine tasting, dinner, and some great scenery.

It really is great to have friends where you can just pick up where you left off and have a great time.

Sunday morning coffee at Dewey's

Nat at the Rock Hall

Pan-seared scallops at Sergio's Sarava

Chocolate Mousse from Presti's in Little Italy

BSpot, New Jack City Burger (sans bun for the gluten-free)

Me demonstrating my mad pumpkin-carving skills
Nat's first ever pumpkin patch experience!

And then we got more pumpkins at Trader Joe's

Sarah, Nat, and I enjoying the Fall Fest

Nat enjoying the scenery at Gervasi's Vineyard

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