Day One, Friday, July 20: We found ourselves departing at 9:45am Friday morning after a jaunt to Krispy Kreme Donuts for breakfast using Garrett and Alexandra's report card for FREE donuts! I love our smart kids! We returned to our house to pick up Beth's pillow -- so far that was the only thing (except Alex's underwear) that we think we left behind. Highway construction on the Illinois side of the bridge and in Indianapolis caused minor delays but nothing too stressful. We stopped at Rest Areas to have lunch as we entered Indiana. We did the same for dinner just outside of Columbus, OH, at a very nice Rest Area. The weather was spectacular!
Ohio was impressive to drive through. Beautiful farmland and farms. Highways were nice and gas prices were even better -- too bad I filled up in Indiana.
We arrived in Cleveland around 8:30pm and were quickly introduced to the industrial district and their RnR radio stations. We located the hotel - next to the AT&T building, right on Lake Erie, and within walking distance of the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame. We watched the sunset - beautiful! We settled into the room and got ready to shut down for another day -- this time ... more fun ... less road time.
Slug Bug Winner of the Day: Dad. Souvenirs: postcards, shot glasses, and a coolie cup from Indiana and Ohio. Got a bumper sticker for Marcie: "Dog Is My Co-Pilot"