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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Happy Birthday DH!

--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!!

IMG_0306IMG_0308IMG_0310Note the quilt-inspired jacket!IMG_0312

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.



IMG_0278They 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.

IMG_0357There were bridges that turned out of the way as we approached.IMG_4874Bridges that raised, allowing the boats to go under them.IMG_4944


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!

Kindness matters….Sunny




  1. A big birthday wish to your DH! This is one trip I would love to take. Great pictures!!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Happy birthday to DH. Looks like you had a fabulous weekend. Thanks for the great photos.

  3. Sounds like a good trip so far! I've never been to Ohio but you make it look good! Happy birthday Mr. Quilting Dreams!

  4. Happy Birthday to DH! Love the quilt inspired jacket. LOL

  5. Burgers--did I read you had 'burgers' on your night away--????
    you always have 'seafood'--I thought!!!! :-)
    hugs, di and miss gracie

  6. Happy Birthday to your hubby - and I'm cracking up, my oldest son and his cousin were at the museum yesterday, too!!!!

  7. Looks like you're having a good time. Happy birthday to DH.

  8. What a wonderful trip. So many things to see and do. Great to see the Rolling Stones display.
    Happy Birthday to your hubby, too!!

  9. Happy Birthday to your DH, what fun to have a bday so close to a holiday. Wow, Cleveland Ohio....been about 30 years since we moved out to CA. Thanks for sharing the photos.
    blessings, jill

  10. A little late: Happy Birthday! to your sweetheart. What a wonderful trip. So beautiful.

  11. Nice to see, Su.nny, you surely had a super birthday, great pic of your DH, happy sewing :-)


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