Last week I went to Cleveland for a couple of days to hang out. I enjoyed my visit in a new city and would love to go back and do more cool things. Cleveland reminded me of Baltimore in a lot of ways, but at the same time it was different.
The Great Lakes always amaze me on how large they really are. Its almost like looking at the ocean.
While in Cleveland..
I ate at Great Lakes Brewing.
Visited Lake Eerie. The weather was chilly and gloomy, but perfect for me.
Visited the Rockefeller Greenhouse.
Visited the Cleveland Museum of Art. There were lots of really old arts in here. The room with the statue heads really creeped me out, though. I really enjoyed the photography gallery. They had an exhibit by Rebecca Norris Web called, ‘My Dakota‘. I found her work to be inspiring.
Ate some Macarons & some mediocre ice cream. The green macaron was hop & honey, which was absolutely delicious. The pink is, of course, Strawberry.
Hung out at a cool coffee shop and had some of the best coffee I’ve ever had and a delicious green tea lemonade. I also sat there and drew a rat sitting on a throne made out of cheese.
Went to a show (Craig Finn) at the Grog Shop and met one of my long time internet friend and her boyfriend for the first time. Crashed at their place in Akron after getting drinks post-show. They have the cutest apartment and most adorable cat. We went out for a late breakfast the next day and I had a bangin’ omelette.
Got a parking ticket while I was in Cleveland Heights. I knew I was going to come back out to my car and have one, too. All the meters there were apparently quarters only. I didn’t have that many quarters! I had a bunch of nickels and dimes. I tried to get some change from the coffee shop, but they only gave me 4 quarters. Oh well. Worth it.
The drive back to Baltimore was awful. It took way longer than it should have because of heavy, blinding rain. I didn’t think I was going to make it home alive, but obviously I did. At one point, I stopped at a travel plaza on the toll road in Pennsylvania to wait out to the storm and take a breather. The rain never really let up. Once it got dark, I could see the lightning off in the distance. It was really pretty, but I wanted more than ever to just be at home.
I slept so hard that night.