Hello again from Ohio! We could not have asked for a prettier week here to get acclimated. It’s been busy, some fun stuff – some not so fun, but enough to warrant a new blog post for those of you wanting an update! And I have been reading, actually have finished 3 books since my last review, so hopefully next week I can get some reviews up and get back into Teaser Tuesdays.
From where I left off (see our drive from a week ago here), our first stop, even before unpacking, car dealerships. With 2 little ones, and not a lot of patience for car salesman, we made one stop to check out the Pathfinder at a local Nissan dealership. We went in wanting the captain’s chair 2nd row (LIKE a minivan), and although I had read online that this was an optional feature, that was sadly the one feature we did not end up with. That is okay though, only having 2 kids, we will only need it on special occasions, and this came fully loaded with everything else (including 4×4 which I’ve heard may come in handy during the winter months!) and so much more. So we can check that box off!
Next stop – Ohio BMV. Yes I said B not D (GA friends) – Bureau of Motor Vehicles. I’m now licensed to drive in Ohio. Check that off!
Next stop – find local Chick-fil-A. Here we are at Westgate Chick-fil-A in Rocky River. “Taste of Home” as I proclaimed on Facebook!
Also while in Rocky River, we stopped by Rocky River Park. Beautiful spot along Lake Erie, complete with a playground!
Even checked off a few places on my “Why they say Cleveland Rocks” post from a few months ago.
We joined the Lake Erie Science and Nature Center. All their camps for the summer are full – but hoping maybe some spots open up for LL. (And I love that lizard with his tongue out – keeping that around for when I need a quick smile!!)
The Westside Market. Picked up some local produce and scoped it out for many future trips!
Some fun around our rental. Rope swing in front yard, watching a bunny & chipmunks in the backyard, and pulling out some good old college dorm room decorating with posters!
And Crocker Park is a really neat area. Great restaurants, great shopping, live music and other events, chess sets (regular and giant size), a splash pad, and a train ride! We checked out the B Spot (by Michael Symon). Good stuff. Will be back to this fun area!
I’ll say it again – great week to be up here, and more to come as it’s only a half-day into our 3-day weekend! Daddy made it home from work each day for dinner (yay!), so settling into the new normal. We purchased a new jogging stroller/bike trailer too, which has and will accompany us on many more adventures. So stay tuned! (And come visit – we miss family and friends to do all of this with!)