Fantasy Friday – Cleveland, Ohio

I wish I was in Cleveland, Ohio this weekend.


Because the Blue Jay’s are playing baseball against the Indian’s as a welcome start to the baseball season!

If I were to go to Cleveland this weekend, what would I do aside from watching plenty of baseball…

Why not visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park and hike off all the hot dogs and peanuts I would be consuming at the game?

Here’s what the National Parks Service says about Cuyahoga Valley

Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife, and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal.

And it sounds as if a new hiking trail has been (or is being) created:

Metro Parks, Serving Summit County has finished construction of the new off-road route for the Bike & Hike Trail along Brandywine Road. A new trail bridge over Interstate 271 will soon be erected in three parts during evening hours. After the bridge is installed, the concrete decking will then be poured. Expected completion is end of June, 2012. Brandywine Falls Gorge Trail will remain open during bridge construction.

An urban national park…interesting…maybe it would be delightful!

PS – I hope my boyfriend doesn’t find out about all the train tracks he can discover around here…he loves those trains!

Go Jays Go!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Happy baseball season!!

Could I be any happier?

Probably not…well, perhaps when I am on a flight to some amazing destination, or behind the wheel en route to Yellowstone…

Baseball – warm weather, good friends, pro athletes, tank tops, peanuts, wine (I can’t drink beer), BLUE JAYS!


Jay’s start in Cleveland, vs the Indians today. The only downfall is that I will still be working, as the game starts at 3:05pm.

Think my school would let me skip class early and race home or to the nearest bar to catch the game?

I don’t think so…but at least I can catch part of the game!

My home opener tickets for April 9th are all ready to go. They have been sold out for such a long time now, but luckily my friend is on top of things and ordered a bunch of tickets as soon as they went on sale.

I have not missed a home opener game since I moved to Toronto, 7 years ago. They are a day I look forward to the entire year. That, and the last day of school 🙂

New logo, new vigor, new hope.