Why? Weekends!

It was an unseasonably warm weekend in the CLE and a fun one, too! Friday evening, I met up with my friend Katie for drinks, dinner, and dessert in Uptown. Every time I’m in Uptown, I’m amazed at how quickly this area has turned into a fabulous shopping and dining destination (and I always say I need to spend more time there).

We started with cocktails and dinner at Crop Kitchen. Katie had the pasta special, made with Ohio City Pasta linguine, chicken, and pancetta. Yum! And I had the beef udon noodle, which was packed with delicious beef, earthy mushrooms, perfectly-cooked noodles, and a smoky, flavorful broth.

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After a delightful dinner with lots of catching up, we walked down to Mitchell’s Ice Cream where a taster’s duo of tiramisu and fresh strawberry chocolate chunk capped off the evening sweetly.

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On Saturday, Matthew and I took Jeffrey to Groundhog Fun Day at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. We got to see a fun animal show featuring the Museum’s newest groundhog, Thistle, along with other critters who live in the Museum’s Perkins Wildlife Center.

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Jeffrey also had the chance to tunnel like a groundhog and then pop out and see his shadow (we probably could have spent all day here) for a stamp in his Hibernation Passport.

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We also spent a lot of time at the new Turtle Travels exhibit, which offers a ton of hands-on ways to explore what life is like as a turtle.

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The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is always a fun spot to visit, but I think they do a particularly good job with their special events, with activities that add a lot of value to your visit.

After all that groundhogging and turtle-ing, we spent a quiet Saturday evening at home. Matthew whipped up this delicious recipe for bourbon chicken and we caught up on the (new) X-Files episodes. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday night!

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Sunday was similarly quiet and homebody-ish, which is kind of the best way to end the weekend, I think! How was your weekend?

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