Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cleveland -- The Market and the Fair

I love Cleveland -- and not just because the family and a good friend live there (although I probably wouldn't have discovered it without visiting them!). Here are Jane's hydrangeas -- so beautiful!

Only four hours from Lansing, it's an easy ride, and when it's long weekend time, you can't beat it! (As I mentioned before, I really need a vacation -- even if it's just a couple of extra days!)

Well, apart from great fun with family, catching up and all that, I wanted to take you with me to Shaker Market, which is located in Shaker Heights -- and Chagrin Falls.

Here are a few scenes from the market.

Tons of flowers -- I was very fond of the lilies.

'tis the time for planting!

And business was booming!

And of course wonderful fruits and veggies. I don't think I've ever had sweeter strawberries.

And the veggies were inviting, too!

I love watching the cooks, like the crepe maker.

Jane and I got a breakfast burrito, pastries and enjoyed the feast!

Then it was off to Chagrin Falls to see my friend Wally Parshall, who was exhibiting.

The fair was on the Chagrin River and it was lovely!

In the distance you can see its popcorn shop -- a celebrated spot!

And they have ice cream, too!

It's a lovely town -- both Shaker Market and Chagrin Falls are well worth a visit if you're in the area!

(Note: There is a new review on Chopsticks and String of "The Necklace," by Cheryl Jarvis. I loved it!)


Laura said...

Looks like a fabulous and colorful weekend!!!! I am glad you had a chance to relax and have a good time.

Joanne Huffman said...

Glad you got out for a fun week-end.

Mae Travels said...

Don't forget the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Anonymous said...

looks like a wonderful way to pass away the day. i love to look at and to take photos at outdoor markets, fruit/vegetable stands, etc. don't know what that's about but i enjoyed your photos... and Jane's hydrangea is gorgeous. ah!

anno said...

this looks like so much fun! Plus, just in case you needed another reason to visit, Cleveland is home to George Bilgere, one of my favorite poets, and I've heard he has a wonderful, very local, radio show that's broadcast on Friday night and Saturday morning.

Anonymous said...

You have the bestest markets! Ours just never are so inviting - for one thing, you never see flowers. And the food tends so much to Tex-Mex and barbeque - all good, but sometimes a little boring.

Cleveland seems a mystery to me - I can't even visualize where it is on a map. I'm off to google to hone my geography skills!

Ruth said...

I'd say you were inspired!

I think lilies are very like you: reaching out beautifully in every direction, like a star.

~*~Patty S said...

Looks like a perfectly lovely day in every way! SO lovely!

ForgedinPaper said...

I want to go there! No wonder you had a good time. Did you buy plants?

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