“You’re out of the woods , you’re out of the dark, step into the sun, step into the light! Keep straight ahead for the most glorious place on the face of the earth or the sky. Hold onto your breath, hold onto your heart, hold onto your hope, march up to the gate and bid it to open.”(Emerald City reference in the Wizard of Oz, 1939)
A change of heart took place in the last two days as the weather warmed up during our road trip visit to the Cleveland area convincing me that those nostalgic day excursions to Akron and Cuyahoga Falls would have to wait for another day. Understand then that Cleveland has evoked strong personal images since my childhood of the glamorous “Emerald City” in Wizard of Oz fame where I can dream of obtaining everything I desire in life to my heart’s content. My “yellow brick road” on Thursday and Friday would thus lead along the shoreline of Lake Erie to downtown Cleveland where live professional sporting arenas, rock & roll music thrills, amazing bridge/skyscraper viewpoints, and a tasty Irish pub, would satisfy fully such momentary mood desires.
So you be the judge. Do the photos I took from our past three days give you any hints that there’s enough to see to entice you to visit Cleveland for a leisure vacation? I wish to give a warm thanks to those who took the time to read my road trip blogs over the past two months. In case you are interested, we’re looking to set out on our next westbound road trip in late summer. Namaste. USFMAN