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  • Day10

    Cleveland Ohio

    May 11, 2017 in the United States

    It was time to head off and check out Cleveland in Ohio on the banks of Lake Erie, on the Great Lakes.
    First thing upon arrival was breakfast at Al's Diner, a typical Yankee diner for that eggs and bacon classic.
    We then did a walking tour of the city to see some smashing old buildings.

  • Day10

    Rock n Roll Hall of Fame

    May 11, 2017 in the United States

    High on our list of things to see was the Hall of Fame. Seeing the history and dedication to the artists was fabulous. Couldn't get many photos inside as it was too dark and flash photos were forbidden.

  • Day29

    Day 29 - Rock & Bowl

    October 6, 2016 in the United States

    It was time for two pillars of Twentieth Century American culture - rock and roll and bowling.

    We stayed in Cleveland for primarily one attraction, and that is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I didn't know much about the place before visiting and it is an interesting museum of rock memorabilia. The displays are grouped by cities and genres and in some cases bands or artists have their own displays. The Beatles section is of particular note and included items such as Ringo's drumkit used from the mid-1960s onwards for albums and the last live shows and curiosities such as John Lennon's passport. It is well worth a visit and is bound to have something relating to an artist or band that you like.

    We then got settled in our hotel which was downtown and then had a think about what to do in the evening. We had thought about bowling a few days ago and just down the road from the hotel was a bowling alley. We weren't sure if it would be busy but luckily there was a baseball game in Cleveland with the Cleveland Indians taking on the Boston Red Sox. It seemed like a big deal as there were lots of fans talking about this post-season game and I'm guessing there was a lot riding on it. Most of the bowling alleys themselves were available and Alice and I snapped up an hour on one of them. We got our beers and food from the lane service and the baseball was also up on the big screen giving the experience that added 'americana' from a usual visit to the local bowling alley at home. Alice started in unforgiving form and blew me away in the first game. By the second, I had regained some composure and as my game had improved Alice's waned. We didn't have enough time to finish the third and so it ended in a fair draw. We then headed to the bar where the excitable home crowd cheered on the Indians. In one of the innings the home team managed three homeruns which were warmly received in the bar as people clapped and cheered raucously. It was a fun atmosphere in which to see the night out.

    Song of the Day:
    Ian Hunter - Cleveland Rocks
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  • Day1

    Cleveland

    August 4, 2017 in the United States

    Not only did we pass the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame, but a gorgeous Lake Erie with waves crashing and the World Duck Tape Headquarters (in Avon west of the city). Wishing we could stop by for a tour. Then we saw a minivan using said duck tape to literally hold their car together as it had no back window (just duck tape) and a front passenger door hanging on by duck tape and flapping in the wind. They pulled off the highway (thankfully!) and of course the miniature driver, whom we couldn't see from behind, was texting on her phone. Cleveland area was full of culture tonight!Read more

  • Day10

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    June 26, 2017 in the United States

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was great! We had one small problem, as I mention at the post for the beginning of the day, we were moving slowly. We meandered through the day and never looked to see what the hours were. We got there 45 minutes before closing. 🙁

    We saw as much as we could, mostly the lobby and gift shop. It is too bad we didn't have more time, but it was still worth stopping by. We got some great shirts.

    On a sad note, in our exuberance to take pictures with our mascot, little Hunter Pence, we left him at the Hall of Fame. In fact, the picture of him in this gallery is the last know whereabouts. We realized it on our next stop, about 30 minutes away. We drove back to the hall (yes, we drove 30 minutes back for a doll), but he was not there.

    We dedicate the rest of our trip to little Pence.
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