Why? Weekends!

What a beautiful weekend in Cleveland! It was the perfect weather to take advantage of some winter festivals. But before I get into that…

On Friday, Jeffrey and I met up with some friends for a play date at Playground World. You’ve got to love being able to swing and slide at a “playground” even in the winter!

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After all that playing, we worked up an appetite, so we headed to Guido’s Pizza Haven. For delicious traditional Italian food, plus warm family service (Grandma came out from the kitchen to see us because she heard there were lots of babies in the restaurant), you can’t beat Guido’s. Try the baked ravioli. So good!

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Guido’s recently moved to a new building and is not making desserts there yet, which was the only disappointment in an otherwise yummy, nap-inducing lunch.

On Friday night, I practiced with my dear friend Alicia as she taught her last class at Evolution Yoga. I have been practicing with Alicia for a long time, both as a fellow student and then attending her classes once she was teaching. I have learned so much from her and always leave her classes feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

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I know that whatever is next on her yoga journey will be exciting and fulfilling and I will definitely be unfurling my mat there!

On Saturday, Matthew, Jeffrey and I attended Cleveland Kurentovanje, a traditional Slovenian festival with polka music, ethnic foods like haluski and Slovenian sausage, a parade with fuzzy kurents, crafts for kids, a market selling sausage and potica, and much more.

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Cleveland has the largest Slovenian population outside of Slovenia itself and it is truly great to see how the traditions are preserved and how many people turn out to celebrate. We spent our time at the Slovenian National Home, but there was also fun happening at Sterle’s Country House. We’ll definitely be back for this festival next year!

On Sunday, it was time for another festival (who says those are only in the summer?!). This time we headed to Frozen Fest put on by the Geauga Park District. With both indoor and outdoor activities, this festival was on our calendar regardless of the weather, but we had a perfect day to enjoy both.

Jeffrey loved meeting some of the sled dogs from the Siberian Husky Club of Greater Cleveland. He pretty much ran right into the field of puppies, at which point there was a cuteness explosion!

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We also got to meet Olaf (and Jeffrey danced with him when he sang for the crowd), check out the cool ice sculptures (haha), and go on the otter slide and tunnel approximately 840 times.

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This was a really fun event with lots for kids to explore! We all had a great time!

We spent Sunday evening watching commercials and Beyonce and getting ready for another busy week ahead. How was your weekend?

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2 Responses

  1. We really wanted to check out Cleveland Kurentovanje, but it didn’t work out with our schedules. What a bummer! Definitely planning to check it out next year.

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