How’s Your Holiday So Far?
I’m just hanging around with a vintage totem pole in a park near Akron, Ohio. How did I get here?
Well, my wife Alex captured it well with her instagram!
You see, our holiday travels to visit her family just outside Cleveland was a comedy of errors, beginning with a 4 hour delay at LAX due to no Co-Pilot for the plane, then a Detroit rental car with a flat tire that we frantically raced to fill with enough air to get us back to the rental counter for a new car – which led to a late night drive from Detroit which ended so late that nothing was open except for our hotel “emergency food” shop, which led to this dinner:
Nothing beats a midnight hot pocket!
At least the next day we got to dig into a classic Cleveland deep dish pizza:
We had a great family Christmas celebration thanks to Sister-In-Law Cherie, who cooked up an amazing feast including a gorgeous Beef Wellington!
Alex’s brother Derek took us all on a great hike to walk off the calories, which led us past our Totem friend:
I forgot to write down the name of this great Native American, but the park had a nice writeup on his history and impact on the region.
After all of the fun times, it was a nice easy drive back to Detroit to fly home…or was it?
These planes look ready to go, but none of them moved, and neither did we!
It was a very unplanned night in the Detroit Airport Hilton – the shot of these planes was our actual view from our hotel room – but the place had great room service and a fun atrium:
And in a very nice end to this trip, they had a private security entrance from the hotel that drops you right at your gate – the entire thing took under 5 minutes!
It was a memorable adventure to be sure – and as we were driving on the Ohio turnpike pate at night in the dark Alex had the perfect way to capture it:
If Del Griffith could overcome holiday travel mishaps, so could we – but if you haven’t seen what Del went through, you are missing the great Thanksgiving film ever – click here to see why:
While this film was all about Thanksgiving, the travel nightmares are just as real at Christmas!
Speaking of Thanksgiving, don’t forget I was the one who took this taste test so you wouldn’t have to:
Yes, it’s Thanksgiving dinner in a bag! I ate them all and lived to write about it!
Click here to see how many of them were edible:
And let’s not forget: it’s the season for holiday memes:
Here is a collection of my favorites – click for more:
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