June 04, 2013

Scenes from Cleveland Part 2

We picked our Cleveland hotel based in part on location but mostly on whether they had an indoor pool. In doing so, we sacrificed fancier digs for family-friendly amenities. But it was worth it! We were eager to take Emilia swimming for the first time and knew it was going be too cold to do so outdoors. Inside, the water was plenty warm and although she was suspicious at first, she clearly loved it! We took lots of videos and photos to commemorate the occasion, since she turned six months old during our visit. You can see her splashing me below.

Swimming wasn't our only goal for the trip. In addition to our visits to the museum and West Side Market, we were excited to try a few restaurants!

While there, we visited the Great Lakes Brewery, the Greenhouse Tavern (thankfully made our reservation just hours before this piece was published), Bonbon, and the Flying Fig (both the restaurant and the market).

As you can probably tell from the photos, we wore Emilia everywhere, including the restaurants (minus brunch at the Flying Fig, where she hung out in her car seat carrier, because we were leaving town afterwards and thought she might nap more easily.  She didn't and we wound up passing her back and forth in between bites. But that's ok!). I loved the food we ate everywhere we went! And next time, in addition to visiting at least one of the Michael Symon restaurants, I hope to revisit our favorites from this trip.

On our way home we decided to stop at the outlet mall in Aurora where I bought a full coverage outdoor swimsuit for Emilia and tried on this Marc by Marc Jacobs dress. 

It was marked down a ton but the pleat details in the front and back of the dress made for an unpleasant side view.

Overall, it was an amazing trip. We've gone to three places in Emilia's first six months: DC, New York, and Cleveland. And it has been so fun to try new things with her! Even the old things we do feel new again because of her, which is pretty awesome.


thatdamngreendress said...

She seems to adapt well to the travel- so much the better! You guys are going to have so much fun discovering the world again with her! Oh, and keep sharing it with us because it's great fun following along!

I like the print on the Marc Jacobs dress- how was the skirt?

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

She is easy right now. So portable! I hear from many more seasoned parents to travel now, before she's a toddler with much more mobility and independence. Three trips in six months is pretty good! We're also headed back to NYC in early July to meet the baby of my friend who had the shower back in April so that will be fun! Thank you for your kind words and for reading!

The skirt was poufy. Very very poufy. haha Not a good scene on my current figure. I'm sure someone else will rock it!


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