--Warning—picture heavy travelogue to follow.
Lucky DH – his birthday always coincides with Memorial Day weekend, so we usually take a little getaway. Our destination this year: Cleveland, Ohio, home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
They are currently housing a special Rolling Stones exhibit, which was pretty interesting. There were quotes from Mick Jagger in several places, and they were surprising. One stated that he wouldn’t write some of the songs today – he would censor himself.
And drugs and alcohol must be the secret for staying thin, because these costumes were tiny!!
Note the quilt-inspired jacket!
Before we went to the Museum, we spent some time at the West Side Market. I wish our town had a market half as wonderful as this.
They had an unbelievable variety of fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, spices….. and don’t forget the baked goods, pirogues, and People!! We spent a couple of hours wandering the aisles and wishing we could buy our weekly groceries. Alas, we’re just travelling through, so we had to settle for some strawberries, lemons, and small bread items.
When we went to the museum, we parked on a pier, and noticed a boat cruise leaving, so we decided to take a cruise later in the afternoon aboard the Good Time III. I thought it would go out on Lake Erie, but it actually went up the winding Cuyahoga River. We did get to see a couple of small lighthouses at the mouth of the river, then great views of the skyline.
Cleveland is known as the City of Bridges, and we saw every kind of drawbridge imaginable.
There were bridges that turned out of the way as we approached.Bridges that raised, allowing the boats to go under them.
And bridges that tilted up and out of the way.
A really fun day, ended by dining at a burger joint within easy walking distance from our hotel. More fun adventures planned for tomorrow!