Christmas in Cleveland

The countdown is on; only 15 days left until Boo-thang and I make our annual Christmas trip to Cleveland!

🥶

I never thought I’d spend a single Christmas in a city famous for its burning river, but then I met my wife and now it’s a tradition for us.

We’re guaranteed a Christmas with snow every year (a novelty that excites me more than it excites her, considering she grew up in Ohio), which is only one of the great things about a Cleveland Christmas. We have quite the itinerary this year, too.

We’ll have a lunch date at the Great Lakes Brewery, which means:

CHRISTMAS ALE! 🍻

Last year we had to wait 45 minutes just to get a table, which was the longest I’ve ever had to wait to be seated at any restaurant.

Buuuuuut:

CHRISTMAS ALE 🍻

So it was worth it.

After that we’ll stroll over to the West Side Market, which means:

CHRISTMAS ALE BACON 🥓

The Market is a culinary enthusiast’s (my wife, not me) dream of countless vendors selling meats, baked goods, fruits and vegetables (like I said, my wife, not me). It’s like a gun show for people who love to cook.

Sadly, none of the vendors sell firearms.

Food isn’t the worst alternative, though.

Then on Christmas Eve we’ll be going to Boo-thang’s parents’ house, where we’ll eat, socialize and open presents (no drinking, though. Her parents do not believe in such evil practices).

Last year we got to meet our new niece, Autumn.

Boo-thang looks like she’s got the mother thing down, which explains the concerned look on MY face 😂.

Finally, Boo-Thang and I will be attending our first-ever NBA game as the Cavaliers play the Chicago Bulls on December 23.

It turns out that tickets are WAY easier to come by when your team’s current record is 5-19 and the franchise no longer has to pay LeBron James’s salary.

Still, it’s a friggin’ NBA game, so as Ric Flair once said:

“WOOOOOOOO!”

It’s going to be a long 15 days until we leave 😒.

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