I finished organizing in the den:
I worked on the den, and then had lunch at First Watch.
Sharon came back from Columbus. We had lunch at Red Robin, and shopped for food at Heinen’s.
Sharon made chili (con much carne) for supper, I studied, and rode my stationary cycle for 30 minutes.
I had a Russian lesson with Daniil, and then went home where I watched games and worked on the den – lots of work there!
I also did some things outside the house
Sharon headed to Columbus for Winterfaire, I blogged, and worked on cleaning and organizing the Den of the Blogger.
The day was filled with ‘college’ football games. I had brunch at IHOP in Avon Commons, and then went over to THD to obtain some winter items.
Read, watched games, studied Russian, and then for supper, I went to Bar Louis in Crocker Park.
I then went to Tailgators in Avon Lake, http://avon-oh.patch.com/listings/tailgators-sports-bar
joining the crowd watching the OSU game. (This is next where my gym was, so it was a familiar location, but it was the first time I had been in there.) From the perspective of an OSU fan, the day was not unlike the one 72 years earlier…
Then I went across town to my Alma Mater, where in the Alumni Office in Tomlinson Hall, I worked on the 50th reunion of our class of 1964.
We had dance lesson, and then supper at the Avon Bob Evans – not a prime experience – as my expectation is that I should be able to point to a picture on the menu and be served same…
We ate lunch at Grilled here in town – good – then shopped at Target.
It was off to dinner at Don’s Lighthouse
and then to a great concert at Severance.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Leon Fleisher, conductor
Jonathan Biss, piano
MENDELSSOHN – Overture: The Hebrides
BEETHOVEN – Piano Concerto No. 2
BEETHOVEN – Piano Concerto No. 3
I began the day at the gym: legs and shoulders, primary.
Then it was off to our weekly lunch, where we planned grassroots activity for 2014.
Our 2013 VW needed maintenance, so I took it Ganley, who also did the detailing.
I walked to a neighborhood Starbucks, where I studied Russian (mostly verbs), mathematical physics (Hamiltonians), Quantum mechanics (superposition), and political philosophy (not grassroots).
Back home, we ate at Jakes, and I organized in the garage. (Having made many up and down the stairs trips with this effort, and having walked a mile round trip to Starbucks, I did not ride my stationary cycle).
I made popcorn.
I had a Russian with Daniil at Troubadours in Fairview, and then trained at the gym.
We shopped at Best Buy, had coffee at Peet’s, and shopped at Heinen’s.
Dinner was left overs, and we did the invitations for our party.
I rode my bike for 20 minutes.
Valerie, Sharon, Sharon, Laila, luggage,and I loaded into our VW and drove to Columbus. Slow traffic at times.
We had lunch at a place in their neighborhood – Crest.
Back home with no real problems, although on the South bound side of I-71, there was often a river of lights.
The diversity of our state is obvious on this trip: lakefront mansions; upscale suburban and exurban new homes; rolling hills; rivers; level farm land; rolling farm land; Amish horse drawn vehicles; urban gentrification; Interstates; and back country roads.