Monday, June 30, 2008

Multiple Mini-moons

Mr. Pineapple and I would love to go to Ireland for our honeymoon. We looked into several different trips to the emerald isle, but in the end decided to skip the honeymoon for the time being. Hopefully, next summer we will have enough saved for the trip or maybe next year we will buy a house. Either way, we'll make it there eventually.

We do want to do something after the wedding. Just to get away and be together for a couple of days. I know many couple do it, but I couldn't imagine getting married on Saturday and going to work on Monday. So, Mr. Pineapple and I are going on a couple of mini-moons.

The first stop: Cleveland. That's right, tropical and exotic Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland is just a hop, skip and a jump from Pittsburgh so it would be an easy get away. Mr. P and I love to watch Iron Chef America and their new chef Michael Symon. Symon owns two restaurants in Cleveland, Lola and Lolita. Dinner at one of the two locations was the starting point of our planning. For the rest of our plans we will scope out some of Mrs. Dahlia's recommendations.

Our second mini-moon only sorda-kinda half counts. I am originally from Palm Beach, Florida where some people actually go to honeymoon. We had planned to head there for Christmas this winter and thought we could extend our trip to give us some more alone time in the sun. Either we will go on the might-be-free vacation from Viva resorts or we'll just trip around south Florida.

Mr. Pineapple has never been to Key West and in my opinion it is a place you have to go to at some point in your life. Where else can you stare in amazement at men dressed as Hooter's ladies while tripping over six-toed cats and eating chocolate covered, frozen, key lime pie on a stick? It is a crazy one-of-a-kind place that I think Mr. Pineapple would enjoy. Maybe we will even go deep sea fishing or something else uber-touristy.

Are you going on a mini-moon or two? Any Cleveland recommendations?


Sara said...

Skip Lola and go straight for Lolita. If you like Mexican check out Momocho, if only for the tequila... There's plenty more where that came from. We're 40 minutes from downtown Cleveland! I enjoyed chatting during the game this weekend, Sara

Emily said...

thanks for the suggestions sara! it was nice to finally get to talk to you!