Monday, July 26, 2010

Fun Time in Cleveland!

Yes, as if the youtube videos weren't enough to deter us, Benjamin and I spent a day and a half in Cleveland.  It's only a three hour drive from Pittsburgh and it is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which just so happened to be on our Bucket List!

The day that we drove in we checked into the hotel and went out to grab a bite to eat and then head to the museum.  After having a lovely conversation with the valet about how our best choice was to just leave Cleveland, we opted to go eat at the Hard Rock Cafe.  It's become a tradition of ours to eat at a Hard Rock if there is one in the town we are visiting.

Next we headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  The architecture of the museum is really very cool and it was designed by the same folks who did the pyramid at the Louvre.  There are seven floors in the museum with the first floor containing the most history and paraphernalia about the beginnings and re-inventions of rock and roll.  The Beatles, Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, U2, Fleetwood Mac, The Supremes are just a few of the hundreds that have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.  They had artists original stage costumes, souvenirs from concerts, high school year books, and letters written from many of the honorees.

After a few hours in the museum we decided to head back to the hotel and try to figure out where to eat dinner.  Our hotel was right next to the Halle Building, which is famous for being in the Drew Carey Show among other things.  There was a sign in the window advertising a food court...which happened to be a Thai restaurant that was only open from 11a-2p daily.  We continued on down the road and stopped in at the Winking Lizard.

The sun was starting to set, so heading the advice given to us by the jolly man we sat by on the plane, we hurried back to the hotel as not to get caught out on the streets after night fall.  There are a lot of sketchy homeless people in Cleveland...


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