Friday, June 28, 2013

Think Back Thursday: Vacation

With a theme like "vacation" I wasn't sure where to start or how to choose the pictures I could bring to Think Back Thursday this week. I've settled on some from our trip to the Cleveland area in 2010. We had jokingly named that vacation season "The Summer of Harrison" because he had just graduated high school and we gave him a fair amount of influence in where we would go for family vacation that summer. (It's a nod to the "Summer of George" episode too, if you're a Seinfeld fan.)  This year is supposed to be "The Summer of Spencer" which has a nice ring to it, I think. But Spencer is not the vacation adventure-seeker that Harrison is, and expressed interest in only a few options. The Summer of Spencer will actually be more like The Autumn of Spencer, as we'll be taking our vacation in October. But more about that later - when we get closer to our travel dates!

The Summer of Harrison was a road trip to Ohio. He wanted to see the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, and Cedar Point in Sandusky. And lighthouses, if possible. We did stop in Canton for Harrison and DH to visit the Football Hall of Fame. I took the other kids to see a movie - none of us are football fans so spending the money to see something that would bore us to tears seemed silly. Then it was on to Sandusky, and a day at Cedar Point riding as many thrill rides and roller coasters as possible!





Kennady was tall enough to go on quite a few of the coasters!

We also spent a day exploring Marblehead Lighthouse State Park and at the East Harbor State Park beach.











We ended that day at a local eatery recommended for its Lake Erie Perch, which happens to be a favorite of ours.


We visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Once we were inside there were few places that pictures were allowed, so I only have outside shots.



And these fun magazine cover shots that we paid an arm and a leg for, but I thought it was worthwhile! LOL


We made sure to visit Melt Bar and Grilled in Cleveland, since we'd seen it featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri. A whole restaurant built around grilled cheese sammiches - what is not to love? It was really good, and totally worth every minute we waited for a table and every dollar we paid. (Please tell me we're not the only family that plans vacations around the eateries we see on Triple-D?!)

One last stop at a Lake Erie beach before heading home.


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1 comments:

Debbie said...

Looks like a great vacation. I would love it if we could take enough vacations that the kids could choose. It's been a while since we have been on a vacation. It's nice to look back at good ones though, and remember the good times we had.

I hope you have a blessed week and come link up again this Thursday.

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