Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Traveling...Resting...Relaxing...Working...On Our Way Out West Somewhere...Where We Land Nobody Knows...

Thursday, September 24, 2015

A Much Nicer Week Two

We had 4 days to get to the next event which was only 250 miles so we had time to relax and check out some of the sights along our way.

On Monday we had errands to run along our travels and chose to drive under a hundred miles to Austintown, Ohio and stayed at Sleep Inn where we took advantage of the Jacuzzi tub in the room and even though the customer service was fantastic there was a time during our evening when the smoke smell was overpowering for a short time and for this reason we choose to stay in totally non-smoking establishments.


We ate one night at a Perkins Restaurant & Bakery in Austintown and it was so good that when we were in Canton, Ohio the very next night we enjoyed another meal there and both visits we experienced fantastic service and really delicious food. 

I had…
Southwest Avocado Salad – Blackened Chicken, black bean corn relish, tortilla straws and Chipotle Ranch dressing.


Ragin’ Cajun Big Bowl – Cajun-seasoned medley of smoked sausage, shrimp and chicken, all grilled together with peppers and onions then tossed with a spicy creole sauce and served over herb rice.


And Jerry had…
The Tangler - Cheddar cheese, applewood smoked bacon, crunchy Onion Tanglers®, bistro sauce, lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickles.


Steak Medallions with Mushrooms - Tender medallions of beef with mushrooms and onions, all topped with garlic butter. Add fried shrimp for an additional charge.


On Tuesday we decided to drive to Canton, Ohio to check out the Pro Football Hall of Fame and it did not disappoint. We were ok with the price of $24 per person but we were not happy with the additional charge of $10 for parking. If we were just shopping at the store there would not be a parking charge…for some reason we felt that was reversed.

Besides being a bit pricey, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves taking in all the movies and all the exhibits. The photos were exquisite and some were just so breathtaking. After checking out the first floor at first we thought it was not going to be worth the price but the second floor there was a lot to see and well worth the charge. Be sure to check out all of our photos on our Google Photo Albums.









After visiting the Pro Football Hall of Fame we drove just a short few miles to our hotel for the night and ate our second meal at Perkins. We stayed at Ramada and had a King Size Bed Suite and the customer service again was marvelous, the room was clean, the bathroom was smaller than a closet and the bed had another padding on top which made it the most comfortable bed we had so far. The only complaint we had would be that in the morning while we were enjoying our coffee and relaxing in our room the neighbors decided to have some sort of argument which got a little heated and threatening which made us pack up early and leave. We know that is NOT the hotel’s fault but it was unnerving for us.



On our Wednesday drive, a little over a hundred miles as we headed to the shores of Lake Erie to spend a few nights we stopped at a Walmart in Sheffield, Ohio and just because we are anal about traveling still after all these years we do an inspection of our vehicles and I seen a nail in the truck tire. Perfect as usual since this Walmart was able to take care of it for us without any incident. Life is Grand!


Spending a few days on the water was just what the doctor ordered…the water has always been a calming factor in my life and since I introduced the Great Lakes to Jerry he feels the same and it doesn’t have to be the ocean for him anymore.


We got a really great deal on a room for two nights at the Best Western in Port Clinton, Ohio located across the street from Lake Erie and the view and sounds are fantastic, especially since the weather was perfect to leave our window open all night. The customer service, especially from Joel was over the top. It was also perfect since the entire hotel was non-smoking so breathing was wonderful.


We had lunch the first night at Jolly Roger’s Seafood House which had great reviews and we can see why. The perch was the best I have had in such a long, long time, the shrimp was firm and big pieces, the coleslaw was diced with a slight taste of pickles and the tartar sauce was creamy with a superb taste. Jerry had the Walleye and it was juicy and flavorful.




Our second day we had lunch at Big Boy’s and we were disappointed. They did not have Slim Jim’s and the so called Big Boy Burger was not big, nor was it served on a sesame seed bun and the sauce was more like a tartar sauce then a thousand island sauce that I have always had. We did order desert and the Hot Fudge Sundae was excellent.

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Just enjoying our evening with a glass of wine, window open and watching Lake Erie calming and preparing us for our second weekend…Life most certainly is the grandest it has ever been for us!

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1 comment:

Carol K said...

It is so fun to read about your experiences with hotels, restaurants, and sightseeing. Glad to hear that you are enjoying yourselves!