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Jul 21, 2019 - Day 9

Today we were headed to Canton to see a couple of sites. We started the day as usual at the breakfast buffet. We each took advantage of the freshly made omelets and filled in with items from the buffet. Canton is about an hour drive from Cleveland. Our first stop was the First Ladies' National Historic Site. There was not much traffic around, so we arrived at around 11. We drove into the parking lot right behind the museum and followed signs to the site of the tour beginning in a house about a block away. We entered a building that was a...

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Cross Country Train

Jul 20, 2019 - Day 8

Today we are headed to see The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The description of our hotel said it was walking distance. I checked with Miss Google and she said it was a 1.1 mile walk. We decided to go for it. We started the day going to the complimentary breakfast. This one, at our Garden Inn hotel was a little different. It was buffet style, but it has waitstaff, and a cook making omelets, pancakes, etc. There was the usual waffle maker and most of the rest of the usual buffet, and it also had a hostess to seat you. It is also normally 14.95...

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Cross Country Train

Jul 19, 2019 - Day 7

Today we were supposed to go to Canton, to see the Football Hall of Fame, and the First Ladies National Site. The problem was that we were not able to find a hotel in the area that had a room, so we adjusted. We decided to go to the Cleveland area instead. We booked at a Hilton Garden Inn that said it was walking distance to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the ballpark where the Cleveland Indians played and the downtown restaurant area. Sounded good. The good thing about Ohio is that the distances between sites we want to see is really not...

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Jun 30, 2019 - Downtown Cleveland

On Sunday, Jim's daughters took us on a tour of downtown Cleveland Ohio to see all of the changes that have occurred since we lived there 32 years ago. The lakefront called Edgewater Park has been completely upgraded. The Downtown Square in front of the Terminal Tower building has been completely re-done and much improved. One of the big department stores, Higbees, that was featured in the movie "Christmas Story" has been gutted and is now a multilevel casino. Jim's daughter, Judy, has worked in the Terminal Tower building for approx. 35...

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May 6, 2019 - Christmas Story House

I really enjoyed touring the Christmas Story House since this film was a perennial favorite in our house when the boys were growing up. Actually it is still a favorite in each of their homes at Christmas time. As for the info on making the film , Wikipedia has all the info that was told to us today. It really is an interesting story. The Bumpus House is an inn and the top floor of the CSH can be rented as well. You can actually wake up on Christmas morning in Ralphie's house! The restorer of the Christmas Story House, owns 3 other peices...

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Sep 18, 2018 - Peaceful, Easy Feeling

Limitations. Sometimes a desired activity has to be postponed or delayed due to limitations, doubts...or fears. On our journey toward the East Coast, we stopped in Cleveland for a week to spend time with big sis. Over 30 years ago, Ang and I took our first trip with younger (yes, much younger) sis Shayna. We went to DisneyWorld. Shayna was 8 or 9 at the time and all she wanted to do was swim in the hotel pool. Seriously. Rides at DisneyWorld? Nope. The princess breakfast? Nope. Epcot Center? Nope. Swimming at the hotel pool. A desire to...

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Jan 11, 2018 - Celebrating MJ's 90th

On January 11th we traveled to Cleveland to celebrate Sr Mary Janes 90th birthday. It was a great time reconnecting with family! Those in town friday night went to Bay Lanes for a fun evening of bowling. Then saturday we gathered to celebrate MJ's 90th. A good time was had by all !! Returned to South Padre on the 16th to an ice storm and gale force winds - warmer than Cleveland but still.... At least it is supposed to be temps in the 80's this weekend !

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Oct 13, 2017 - Cleveland Ohio - Oct 6-10, 2017

What a city!! We arrived at the outskirts and “googled” our way to our campground about 25 miles south of Lake Erie. I am not going to go on about google maps for the moment. We are in a much wooded campground that is getting ready to close for the year so it is not too crowded and there is no noise. Well the train goes by but just a couple of times a day – in the daylight. Cleveland has a lot of history tied to shipping because of Lake Erie. Power plants were built right at the shore au coal could be “dropped off”. Manufacturing was...

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Aug 30, 2017 - Hot in Cleveland

Ok, to be completely fair to Cleveland, it wasn't hot. In fact, during our time in Cleveland, the weather was near perfect. But, I had to pay homage in the title to one of my favorite tv shows...Hot in Cleveland (oh how I miss that show!). After a fantastic month of traveling, the dogs and I took a bit of a respite from the road and headed to Cleveland to see sista Angie. Yes, she lives in Houston. But, she works in Cleveland, so she is here for about 2 to 3 weeks of each month. She bought a condo earlier this year and me and the pups...

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Aug 17, 2017 - Cleveland Rocks , August 1-3

We left mom's with more " stuff " than we left home with, including my grandma's a antique flour sifter.There was a stop at the Birch Run outlet center where Eddie Bauer t-shirts and summer clearance for Lee shorts was investigated. As we approached Toledo and the exit for our hotel we took the wrong exit and ended up at the Hollywood Casino. My husband did not care where we landed as long as they had a bathroom. Off we went in search of the facilities. He casually said "while we're here why not play a few slots. This man must have aa lucky...

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The Long Way Home

Aug 7, 2017 - Cleveland, Ohio

We left Chicago at 5am which was really good for us because we get a little annoyed when we have to stop in traffic. There was no traffic and we got out of the city fast! We slept most of the morning in the car which makes it nice for us because the time goes by faster. We woke up for a while and played with mom and dad (whoever was in the back with us at the time). We didn't have a real long day in the car. We stopped in Westlake, Ohio for the night and stayed at a Hokiday Inn Express which was really nice! We loved it! Mom and dad had a...

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Aug 13, 2016 - Holiday Inn West Cleveland - Zero Miles (happily)

No miles today!!l A day of rest!! And it was wonderful! We timed the day of rest with a day of waiting out another storm and flooding in Cleveland. Did not even open our eyes until 8AM!! That tells you something, we were tired! Woke up to sunshine and beautiful skies, that can make me a bit crazy, takes me some time to convince myself to enjoy a day of rest and not get on my bike, slow down and enjoy the sand in my toes!! Not in any hurry to finish our trip, so we really don't need to do the big miles, but getting up to ride every day is...

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