Congrats Desi, Visiting Cleveland and no sign of Khloe

Good morning and oh my gosh, a big congrats to Desi Linden!

Desi Linden

Not only is Desi a great athlete, she’s also a supportive one and I can’t think of anyone who  deserved this more.  I might have cried a little watching her cross that finish line.  Amazing.

I tried to live stream the entire race while we were in the car driving to Cleveland but it was nearly impossible so I relied on twitter feeds until the very end I was able to watch the end though.  I have mad respect for anyone who ran that race as the conditions were insane. Some of the pictures and video feeds I saw were just crazy.

The following tweet is not entirely accurate but it cracked me up.


Totally wins my award for the best tweet during the marathon!

And now, let’s talk about my trip.  On Sunday, the kid and I braved the rain and went down to the Scioto River and took a few pictures.

Scioto River

We also drove around some of his favorite parts of the city and this was one of my favorite areas.


That creek ran along the side of the road for a few miles and it was so pretty.

We decided that no matter what the weather decided to do we were going to Cleveland on Monday and that’s just what we did.  As luck would have it, the snow flurries started about an hour into the trip.


Obviously I was excited

Before we entered the city of Cleveland the kid and I drove down to see Lake Erie.  It was seriously cold and now I totally understand ‘Lake Effect’.

Lake Erie

I seriously froze my ass off.

There was a gazebo in this little area that we went to and the kid told me to go over there and he would take a picture.  Once I got up in the gazebo I looked down on the ground and there were random roses thrown on the ground.

abanded roses

Who just leaves beautiful roses on the ground?

Interesting fact: I have found random roses in the weirdest places on several occasions.  Once I even found them down in the keys on a beach in Key Largo.  It was a little hidden area that not many people go to so it was extremely strange to find roses there.

See, I’ve got hidden talent!

The place we went to had a little viewer that you could look through to see Lake Erie.

Lake Erie Viewer

The kid checked it out but it practically froze my face off, plus, you couldn’t really see Canada and we were going in to Cleveland so there wasn’t much point.  If it had been sunny and over 65 degrees, I’d have been all over that!

I don’t think I dressed warm enough but the kid has lived here for a while so he had on thermals under his jeans and a big warm jacket with a fur lined hood.  That’s probably why he was all like, ‘hey let’s walk the whole path around the lake’ and I was like, ‘uh, no!’

He was already on his way though.

the Kid walking in the cold

Off he goes

He was able to get some pretty cool pictures for me.  There are some really beautiful houses on the cliff overlooking the lake.  I couldn’t imagine living there.  I’d be afraid my house would fall off into the water but apparently that’s not really a thing here so people build beautiful houses on the cliff.

houses on lake erie

I wish it would have been sunnier so you could see them better but you’ll just have to trust me.

After about an hour I was so cold I wanted to head out so we decided to take one last picture before we left.

me on lake Erie

You are going to start to notice a trend soon because apparently I can only pose whilst throwing my arms out to the side.

lake erie


And then we were off.

A few minutes later and we landed here:


I don’t want to spoil it for you but we spent the whole day there and I didn’t see Khloe Kardashian once!  We did meet a couple of ladies and while we were talking with them they told us that some of their friends had reservations at the Ritz because they were going to see a concert but the Ritz called them and told them they had to cancel their reservations due to some very important guest who were coming to town.  They surmised it was the Jenner/Kardashian clan.

We’ll never know because we didn’t see them.  I took a shit ton of pictures in Cleveland but I’ll save those for tomorrow because you probably have a life to get to.

Have you ever been to a great Lake?  Which one?

Have you ever been to Cleveland?

2 thoughts on “Congrats Desi, Visiting Cleveland and no sign of Khloe

  1. Look like Faith Hill in your snow picture.

    You’re brave to go near the lake in the cold!! Cleveland needs to wash thri water tower. Surely Lebron can get that done for his city?

    I’d never stay at the Ritz again (not that I have) if they canceled my reservation! And wow, a Ritz in Ohio? 🙂

    I went down to the house and checked out my new running route! Passed a sand hill crane family in a neighbor’s yard and saw a bunch of turtles and an ibis I think. Can’t wait to get back to it. I am woefully out of shape (but door to door was 4 miles).

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