Monday, July 15, 2019

Weekend Bites X 2

Phew, what a whirlwind last two weeks. It's been a bit quiet over here, but that's only because we've been out and about in Cleveland enjoying those summer days.

The past two weeks have flown by, and it all kicked off with my mom and brother visiting for the long holiday weekend. It included dinner on The Black Pig's patio...
...and an evening at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for the second year of the Asian Lantern Festival.
If you haven't been, you should really check out this visiting exhibit. 

Then they headed back to NY and the Cleveland summer days kept going with a day at Wendy Park with our pup...
...and a last-minute offer for FIRST ROW seats at the Home Run Derby. I was waaaay more into this than anticipated by the way!
It didn't stop there, and this past weekend was full of summer memories as well. 

That weather on Friday evening was too good to not spend on a patio. So after some errands to prepare for Saturday's party (stay tuned), we landed on Dante's garden patio for the Chef's Tasting.
Seems to happen about once a year for us, and it never disappoints!

Saturday was something we've been envisioning since November when Mr. H purchased an auction package for the rental of a giant outdoor movie screen. It was thrown up in the parking lot at his work, and we invited a large gang to join us for the movie, outdoor games (like Giant Cornhole and Giant Connect Four), and BBQ and ice cream from Smokin' Rock n' Roll food truck.
We hosted about 80 co-workers, neighborhood friends, and some of my besties for a memorable summer party.

Summer is typically not my favorite season, if I'm honest. But this one's been pretty good to us so far, and these last two weekends in Cleveland have been packed full of fun. I hope that you're enjoying these longer days of sunlight, warmer temperatures, and the lengthy list of events happening all around town.


bonnjill said...

What a fun idea for a party! It looks like everyone had a blast.

Bite Buff said...

Thanks, it was a lot of fun! Great auction package at a fundraiser for the Old Brooklyn CDC.

Kate @ said...

I'm not a big summer person, either, but I, too, am having a pretty good one - & doing my best to stay in the A/C as needed, haha.