Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Road Trip!

Howdy Knittah!

Holiday preparations aside, things have been quiet around here, so we decided to take a little road trip for the weekend. In spite of an increasingly messy weather forecast, we hit the road and headed to Cleveland.

After meeting up with some friends at our hotel, we went to the Great Lakes Brewing Company for an early dinner. Not only do they make some great beers, but they're also environmentally conscious about the whole process.

After having a delicious dinner at the brewpub, we went on a tour of the facilities. They only brew on weekdays, so we didn't get to see any of the action, but the setup was still impressive, and the tour guide was equipped with a seemingly endless stream of bad jokes.

We went back to the pub for a few drinks, and by the time we were ready to head back to the hotel for the evening, the snow had really picked up. It was pretty, but just a glimpse of what was to come the next day. What was the next day?

Football! (I admit to not being entirely clear about the rules of the game, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy it!) About an hour before kick off, we made our way to the stadium. It was cold, and snowing, but not nearly as bad as it was going to become.

Soon enough, the snow was coming down at a fast pace, and the wind was getting stronger. I could barely even see the field most of the time! (Also, Vicki apologizes for the poor photo quality, as she only had her cell phone on her during the game. With the number of layers of clothing she had on, she could have easily snuck a camera in, but didn't want to risk it.)

We wound up leaving at half-time, because the game wasn't going very well, and we were starting to worry about the drive back to Buffalo. (Some of the wind gusts were so strong that they actually knocked down the pedestrians who were walking around.) After a few hours of driving, we decided to stop at the first hotel we could find in Erie, and continue on in the morning. The roads were fairly clear in the morning, and we finally got home. There is some snow here too - it finally looks like winter!

Hope you're staying warm!

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