After a long day Friday – we were in for another long one on Saturday! By the time we got up and moving (the first few hours of the day involved lounging on the couch, watching the news, and blog reading), I was more hungry for lunch than breakfast – so Mike and I grabbed Subway. I got turkey on wheat with veggies and a little bit of light mayo:While we ate, we watched an episode of Mad Men, and I found this little bug who felt like being a cuddle bean – look at that face? Doesn’t your heart just melt?!Once she got comfortable – she REALLY got comfortable – look at how goofy she is when she stretches out, she looks ODDLY long! Gee, I hope I’m not in her way! After eating/TV time, Mike and I got in a 5 mile walk, and then got dressed and headed downtown to meet his parents in the “Little Italy” area of Cleveland.This area is very old, and very well known if you are a native Cleveland-er, so with all the history and diversity, it’s a really fun place to hang out/check out. It’s literally store front, after store front of amazing Italian eateries and bakeries! I think you gain 5 pounds just walking up the street!
There are so many restauratnts (almost all of them award winning), that it can be hard to choose where to eat. Luckily – my in-laws are pretty great at decision making (I HATE decision making it stresses me out), so we ended up at Mama Santa’s - my personal favorite!!! I had such a hard time deciding what to get (see above re: decision making), I really wanted pizza, but I didn’t know what I wanted for toppings, so I ended up going with Cheese Ravioli instead:Verdict? You could tell it was homemade pasta, and the sauce was AMAZING, but overall, I wasn’t too impressed. The inside of the ravioli was really watery, and I found some random hard chunk-o’-something in the dish (although – as long as it couldn’t have killed me, I don’t freak or send things back when that happens, I used to work in the restaurant industry, so I get that sort of thing can occur.) I really should have just gotten the pizza because I know it is TO DIE FOR! But Mike really liked his dish, so I know I can get him back down there – which means – hey there’s always next time!
Then, we headed downtown for the Indians game!It was a PERFECT NIGHT for a ball game!My dad’s entire side of the family was at the game too, and it turned out – there were 2 sections away from us! My dad actually snagged a picture of me waving across the statidum! (*But forgot to send it to me, so I can’t post it!)
Even though I had pasta for “linner” - I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for ball park nachos – that would just be Unamerican! Cheesy mess with HOT jalapenos and salsa! I enjoyed every single solitary bite!
June (my MIL) brought these fun little treats, which I jumped at the chance to try (HELLO – MINT CHOCOLATE?! I’m in!)This was a really really tasty “chew” (only 20 calories) – it tasted EXACTLY like mint chocolate chip ice cream – the only thing that threw me off – was that it wasn’t cold. So my tastebuds/brain was totally confused – I was eating a flavor that I only ever eat cold. WEIRD! Quick shot of the Cleveland skyline, doesn’t the sky look pretty? (It’s a love/hate relationship I have with C-town) Best part of all? I got to spend more time with this good looking guy: Even though the Indians lost (yeah, we knew that was going to happen before the game started) – it was a fantastic way to spend a Saturday! Thanks Dan and June for a great night out!!!