Friday, September 18, 2009

Road Trip Day 2; And They Made Me A Rock Star

Today we visited the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Unfortunately, cameras are banned inside the facility, with the exception of the lobby, so I don't have as many pictures to share as I would like.

The picture below was taken from the 3rd floor balcony cafe. You're looking at a park outside the building, beside an inlet of Lake Erie. At the upper part of the picture is the stone breakwater, and then above that is Lake Erie--as far as the eye could see. I had no idea Lake Erie was so huge. After all, it's only about an inch long on the map of the United States. Be we first saw it in Buffalo, New York, and then followed the shoreline for 250 miles or so, all the way to Cleveland, Ohio. And we still haven't reached the western end.

The next picture is the outside of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; it's a very large museum with 7 floors, and all kinds of memorabilia on display. We saw a dress Tina Turner wore in concert (She's amazingly tiny, BTW; it looked to be about a size 2!) There were suits and guitars that had belonged to Elvis; jackets worn by Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen; antique cars from the 40's and 50's--original sheet music and lyrics in many of the musicians own handwriting. If you're a rock'n roll buff, you'd be in heaven.

We were allowed to take pictures in the lobby, and there were cars suspended from the ceiling--really wacky-looking ones! One was covered with tiger skin; one looked to be made of silver. A very bizarre display.

And what can I say; they made me a rock star. (Of course, I'm nothing without my biggest fan, that hubby of mine!)

The next couple of days we'll be driving to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to visit the Mall of America--the largest mall in the USA; over 800 stores, 58 restaurants, plus an amusement park, and I don't know what else!

I have more pictures to share, but the wifi service here at the Red Roof in is very slow, and it has taken a really long time to get these few on my blog. I will share more when I have better wifi access. Thanks for accompanying us to the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame Museum. Night, all!


Jen said...

Boy!Looks like your having a good time.
Now, Eva, that mall...I've seen pictures...don't get lost!!!!

Looking forward to tomorrows blog.

Katie said...

I used to live in Minnesota and the MoA is great! I suggest you get a map and mark all the stores you want to go before setting out- by section area, number, and floor, otherwise you'll be walking in repeat circles looking for things.

Looks like you're having fun!

Jane In The Jungle said...

Loving it!

Steven Anthony said...

What a great time! Im so glad you are enjoying yourselves....Im loving the pics:)

Betty said...

Looks like you're having fun!
Love your pics. :)

Betty said...

Looks like you are having fun:)
Love your pics.

Raising Z said...

You are a Rock Star! That looks like so much fun. I am definitely going to have to check it out. I love all of your pictures :)

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!!

jules said...

Glad you're having a good time! Great pics!

King of New York Hacks said...

Love those pics !! ROCK ON !!