Tuesday, September 2, 2008
After breakfast with Renee and Greg, we left Columbus for the two and a half hour drive up to Cleveland. The highway was lined with even more cornfields and we only made one stop en route. We were booked in the Renaissance Hotel and had little trouble driving into downtown in the afternoon. We decided to have a leisurely afternoon and wandered down to the pool which turned out to be freezing. So after a brief dip, we returned to the room for a rest.
In the evening, we went to dinner at a cajun-themed restaurant named, Fat Fish Blue where Frank had the Bourbon St Sampler, consisting of a cup each of Red Beans and Rice, Gumbo and Jambalaya with a half pound of crawfish…yummy! Thomas was eating light and had a bowl of gumbo and a wedge salad. However, he couldn’t resist sharing Frank’s desert of warm bread pudding with a caramel topping, heaven. After dinner, we split up and Thomas went back to the hotel as Frank walked to Progressive Field to see the Indians slaughter the White Sox (BDB sox fans). Thomas had requested Frank bring Grady Sizemore back from the stadium but unfortunately the best he got was a replica Grady lapel pin. The photo above is of Indians hottie, Ryan Garko not Grady (you can see multiple shots of both in the slide show).