We didn't have to get up super early to go to the Football Hall of Fame and slept in a little. It's in Canton (where Mandy and Nate live) so it was about a 10 minute drive. Mandy was nice enough to let us take her car. It was actually Hall of Fame week the next week so it was busier than normal, but not super crazy. They were redoing the parking lot so we had to park farther away and take a shuttle to the building. Shawn went here with his family when he was like 12. Needless to say, it's way different now! I really didn't know what I was in for! It was really fun (at first). The first gallery was all the award winning photos. Love that! Then, the next 2 exhibits were of the history and progression of football. That was pretty interesting.
|I'm going in with the big boys!|
|Nice nose guard|
|He is a 49ers fan, of course!|
|Yes, I wore my touch down shirt on purpose. :)|
There were more rooms with gear and the Hall of Fame busts. I would look at all I wanted to look at and then sit and wait. I honestly didn't care waiting. Shawn didn't look at everything but almost.
|Steve Young bust|
|Holy bling on some of these rings!|
Mandy told us that they have an area where you can throw footballs and stuff. We just saw video games to play and calls you can make. There was an area they were renovating so that might've been where that was. Then, we went to the gift shop and bought Easton a signed Steve Young card/plaque and left. I actually thought it would take us all afternoon but we were only there a few hours. I'm just a wimp I guess. :)
Since we were back early and changed up some of our plans for the week, we decided to go to The Melt (we were going to go a different night). The Melt was featured on Diner, Drive-ins and Dives. Mandy went there before and it looked amazing so I told her we for sure had to go there when we came. Nate had class that night but ditched class to come. We had to wait a little bit even though we got there at 5:00 on a Thursday. The staff was all decked out in Christmas attire. They were having a Christmas in July theme so it was more crowded. But it was worth it! Holy cow! My grilled cheese sandwich was HUGE! And deep-fried. Sinful. It tasted almost like french toast. Shawn got a Parmesan chicken sandwich. We each took the whole other half of our sandwiches home for a second meal.
|Mandy was trying to eat her sandwich without making a mess.|
We came home and rented a movie, "Jack Reacher". Pretty good.