Tuesday, June 25, 2013

PIB and My Kitchen

Life has been a little hectic, so please excuse my absence. Last week (and this week), I have work meetings/events every single evening. How does that happen? A couple of evenings, I've even been double or triple booked. I hate the feeling of wanting to be in two places at once. "R" and I are also in the middle of a kitchen remodel. Before and after pictures coming soon! In just a few weeks, we'll have a brand new beautiful kitchen. A far cry from the torn, crappy, ugly, outdated kitchen that we've had. So we've been busy picking cabinets, granite, paint, appliances...you name it. It's all been a whirlwind, but it will be worth it.

This weekend, we escaped the chaos to spend a four-day weekend in Put-In-Bay with friends.
It was much-needed, and we enjoyed every minute of it.

This included lots of day drinking. FYI- Frosty's makes a GREAT Bloody Mary (we asked for them to be extra spicy).
The weather was hot, but gorgeous. It was a perfect weekend to spend by the water.
Our group of eleven accomplished quite a lot of traditional PIB activities: bar hopping in the evenings, lobster bisque at The Boardwalk, hanging by a bonfire, renting a golf cart to tool around the island, day drinking at bars and the winery, people-watching, shopping, and much more.

Also, PIB is pretty special to me. "R" and I actually met there six years ago. I was in Ohio from New York, celebrating a friend's upcoming nuptials, and we met one drunken night in the Round House bar. This trip was our first time back up there for a weekend together since we met. So, I made sure that we documented our return visit to where the magic happened.
I certainly never thought that I would meet the love of my life in Ohio, but I'm so glad that I did. Cleveland is now home, and I feel very fortunate to have been able to create the life together that we have. Heading back to PIB was incredibly relaxing and fun, and so necessary during these busy few weeks. We had a great time with friends, old and new.

Have you ever been to Put-In-Bay? What are your favorite things to do up there? We're so lucky to have this area just a short drive away from Cleveland. But, now it's back to reality...and living through a kitchen remodel.


eatdrinkcleveland said...

LOVE this post! What crazy luck that you met your sweetie at PIB - must have been fate for sure because I normally just come home with sunburn and a hangover :o)