Celebrating Dad in the CLE

It was a beautiful weekend in Cleveland. Sunny skies (most of the time), warm but not too warm weather, AND my dad even came to visit – that’s right my dad (and mom) drove 16 hours to see me for Father’s Day weekend!

Some of the weekend’s highlights:

Me and my dad - check out his new shirt! (Father's Day gift)

Me and my dad – check out his new shirt! (Father’s Day gift)

We started with a sushi dinner.

sushi

Followed by some delicious dessert (my dad and I shared that ice cream) at The Chocolate Bar.

parents visit ice cream

Saturday we took a walk and checked out the new Cleveland Convention Center.

Dad getting an autograph from former pitcher Doug Jones

Dad getting an autograph from former pitcher Doug Jones

My dad got to try out the Indian’s pitching booth. He hasn’t lost his touch – he got three strikes! (Check out the video here:https://vine.co/v/hBm6Ql5OdBn)

3 strikes

Then we went to the Rolling Stones exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Yes, you can now take photos at the Rock Hall!

Yes, you can now take photos at the Rock Hall!

Allman brothers exhibit

Allman Brothers – appropriate Father’s Day post (I was named after my dad’s fave song – Sweet Melissa)

And after an early dinner of burgers and beer (my dad’s request), saw the Indians game.

Yes, i got these New Yorkers to wear Cleveland shirts!

Yes, I got these New Yorkers to wear Cleveland shirts!

mom and me at game

After the rain! (I believe after this was taken, my mom said “Are you going to put this picture on your blog?”)

They may have lost, but we caught “one of the best fireworks shows” according to my mom.

beautiful sky at indians game

fireworks

And then Sunday morning before they got back on the road, FaceTimed with my brother. Then I got in a great workout and enjoyed some Chipotle for lunch.

Barbacoa bol B and I shared

Barbacoa bol B and I shared

And then I cooked B (NOT a dad, just to clarify) some oven fried chicken, mashed white beans and collard greens (from our CSA).

Found a use for our CSA (Fresh Fork) collard greens!

Found a use for our CSA (Fresh Fork) collard greens!

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

obligatory dad/daughter wedding photo. Love it :)

obligatory dad/daughter wedding photo. Love it πŸ™‚

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