Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Colonial Hotel

While in Cleveland, I am staying at the Residence Inn, which sits between the Colonial (1898) and Euclid Arcades (1911).  
Colonial Arcade today.

These arcades run between Euclid and Prospect Avenues with the Euclid arcade located 100 feet west of the Colonial. The Colonial Marketplace project (circa 2000) led to the renovations in and around the arcades, including the opening of the Residence Inn in the former Colonial Hotel.

Last night while sipping free wine, I noticed these stained glass windows along the west side of the room.
And on the ceiling
And asked an employee about them. She explained that the Colonial  hotel was built in the 1800s and during renovations a ceiling was removed exposing the beautiful stained glass ceiling, 

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Cleveland, Ohio

Yesterday was pretty much spent packing, waiting in airports, scrunched into the middle seats at the back of the airplane, and cab ride to my hotel.

I got out of town just as Hillary's plane landed at the Des Moines International Airport.

I had a way too short stop in Chicago, just long enough to grab a Chicago deep dish pizza and Diet Coke and snarf it down before I remembered I should have take  a picture.

Was welcomed in Cleveland by Superman.
I picked up my dinner in the hotel lobby before retiring to my room.  Please don't judge me.
(Bag of pretzels and wine.)



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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sunday Pot Roast

I've been waiting for Sunday to make my third meal in my Instant Pot, Sunday pot roast. 
 I also invited our son's family over. Besides making the pot roast, I made homemade bread.
Grandson J came in and said it smelled really good. The pot roast and vegetables were very good, but I still need to learn to better judge time with the instant pot. 

The recipe states to cook it for an hour, but it takes time to reach pressure before it starts cooking. After an hour, instructions state to add the vegetables and cook 10 minutes and again it took time to start cooking again.  I had planned on eating at 3 but it wasn't ready until 3:40. The kids were hungry and dug into their dinner.  

There might also have been some wine enjoyed too.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Slow down, you move too fast


Tonight these two young ladies went to their first Homecoming Dance. Seems like just yesterday they were sitting on my lap for stories. Enjoy yourself.


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