Part of our summer travels included two different trips to Cleveland Ohio. After we came back from an extended visit in Dayton my parents took the kid for a family reunion in Cleveland, then we went back for a death in the family the following weekend. Even though the circumstances weren’t the best it was really good to see the family….meeting 2nd cousins for the first time, and catching up with people I hadn’t seen in at least 6yrs. We took a little trip to downtown Cleveland the day before we left to head back home. We weren’t able to cover all that downtown Cleveland has to offer, but we still enjoyed ourselves.
I really wanted to check out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but those tickets were really pricey. Hopefully we’ll get back soon…I know the kids would’ve loved the Michael Jackson display. The Great Lakes Science Center is also on our list for the next trip.
Virginia needs a better public transportation system – we have buses, some ferry boats, and a lightrail, but the lightrail doesn’t take you all over the city. The Rapid Transit that Cleveland has takes you all over the city, it’s affordable, and fun to ride!
My parents took the kids on the Rapid during the family reunion and they loved it. We didn’t ride it this time, but Samuel was very happy watching the trains roll by every 15mins or so.
A sweet moment with my dad…. had to capture it.
Workers in the Browns Stadium.
The buildings and sculptures are amazing! They’re all so majestic.
You can’t walk by them without stopping for a few minutes and wondering about the history.
The Fountain of Eternal Life was my favorite. It’s a war memorial created in 1964.
I would love to see it with downtown all lit up at night – Google images will do for now.