I mentioned before that Rick's birthday celebration was going to be long lasting! It continued with a trip to Cleveland. We started out on our road trip heading that way and when our route was slowed down, took an alternate! It was a good thing, because it took us by a marina where Rick's dad used to keep a boat when they were kids!
It was so pretty and a perfect day. Hot but not screaming hot and little humidity, even by the water on Lake Erie.
There were loads of boats, some enormous!
We decided to have lunch there and boy -- was that ever delicious! Best fish and chips I've ever had!
Happy smiles all around!
After a quick look at the lake we were off again!
And then a sight to make me smile, Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians!
Yes, I'm a fan! (So is my family and most of the rest of Cleveland!)
I have several cousins in Cleveland. We based ourselves on the East Side. Fortunately, there was plenty of time to see everyone, including my friend Jane, whom we met for lunch. The Flying Crane had a lovely little garden where we enjoyed a good catch up!
It felt so good to eat outside, take our time and just enjoy!
And then after that, a visit to one of my favorite bookstores, Loganberry books, which has both new and used books.
Check out that art section!
Loads of spots to relax and check out the merchandise...
...some of which was very old and beautiful.
And the best stores have a shop cat! This one was a gem!
Of course, it couldn't hold a candle to Colby! That's my cousin's cat and I swear, he's the Marmelade Gypsy, fully enjoying the next of his nine lives. He landed in a good home (and the fact that I didn't sneak him home is due only to Lizzie's sense of cat propriety and ownership!)
That night "our generation" got together for a fun dinner out. You couldn't beat the company!
There's more to come, music and celebrations!
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