My husband Dave and I traditionally celebrate Valentine’s Day by spending a day at the Cleveland Museum of Art. In 2015, a winter storm made the roads nearly impassable, completely ruining our plans. It ended up being one of my favorite Valentine’s.
This month, I’m sending you on a one-tank trip to one of Ohio’s most quaint and historic small towns. I’m fond of Marietta because it’s where I went to college, but it routinely shows up on lists of the most beautiful towns in the state and the country.
The world-class Cleveland Museum of Art, with its acres of galleries to explore, is a good anchor to a multifaceted Cleveland road trip. And a museum visit can be paired with nearby dining, shopping and more, with Google Maps or MapQuest a vital asset to navigation.
Every year, the holidays come and go so quickly. The turkey dinner, the shopping, the presents, the tree, the ball dropping, the time spent with family—it all happens so fast. And just like that, it’s over and you’re left wondering what to do.
My family isn’t one to take many photos together. My parents, siblings and I had photos taken when I was a baby at Olan Mills and again when I was 2 or 3. We didn’t have another family photo taken until I was in eighth or ninth grade (circa 2005 or 2006).
Hot chocolate would be my preferred seasonal drink even if eggnog weren’t the grossest beverage on the planet (which it is). When I say hot chocolate, I’m not talking about those Swiss Miss packets you dump into water. That doesn’t count. I’m talking about rich, creamy, made-with-milk, chocolately hot chocolate.
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