Cleveland, U2, The Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame and Student’s Work

Joe wanted to spend his birthday weekend in Cleveland and I said “What?? Cleveland, Ohio??” I am so very glad we went. What a wonderful city with a great downtown full of refurbished historical buildings, theaters, sports complexes, restaurants, parks, museums and Lake Erie.



We arrived at our hotel and walked to the Cleveland Brown’s stadium for a concert featuring OneRepublic and U2.



We had a wonderful view of the stage and sang along with Bono and the Edge.



A grand time was had by all 60,000 attendees.




In the morning, we walked to the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame and around town. Here is what we saw…..



We had to get a shot of us.



The world’s largest rubber stamp made for John D. Rockerfeller’s Standard Oil Company and donated to the city.




The Veteran’s Memorial with the names of all residents who have given their lives for our nation.



I loved that the city has taken many of its older buildings and re-purposed them into hotels, offices, residences, shops, etc. Here is the former Cleveland Merchant Trust Building which was across the street from our hotel.



Here  is the dome from inside the building. The murals tell the history of Cleveland.



Check out the amazing stained glass.



And what is it now? A phenomenal grocery store with bakery, deli, coffee shop, and sushi bar. Great use for this space.



In the afternoon, we visited the Hall of Fame. Wow!




A few of the hundred of musical groups, duets and individuals honored at the Hall. Of course: the King.









I loved Jimmy Hendrix’s outfits: my style and colors.



Of course, Steven Tyler’s outfit from Aerosmith was equally amazing.



Whether you call him Jonnie Cougar, John Cougar, John Cougar Mellancamp, John Mellancamp, or just John, this hometown boy from Bloomington, Indiana and his music will live forever because he’s “” R” ” O” “C” “K” in the USA”




The school boy’s uniform of crushed velvet and guitar of AC/DC’s Angus Young.




And, of course, a tribute to Ireland’s finest: U2!



The featured exhibit was for Rolling Stone Magazine’s 50th anniversary and all it’s covers were displayed. Some of the ones from the 70s



and some recent ones.



We ended our trip to Cleveland with a stop at the home featured in the movie, A Christmas Story . “You’ll shoot your eye out.”



I think I spy a major award in the window.



This may have been our first visit to Cleveland, but it will not be our last! If you have never been to Cleveland put it on your list. You will thank me later.



Student’s Work

Joan recently finished her version of my “Bluebird of Happiness” pattern.  Good job, Joan!




Until next week …     .

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