Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
We started out by finding some downtown parking near Fat Fish Blue so we didn't have to walk too far after dinner. The city itself is a little run down. The streets were dead and hardly any traffic. It was Mother's Day though. We walked up to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was raining and very windy. Leading up to the HOF there is a bunch of guitars and stuff so we stopped and took pictures. Also, you can see the Cleveland Browns stadium off in the distance. So we got into the HOF around 10:30am. You have to give up your cameras. No pictures allowed due to copyrights. That sucked. We made our way through the different levels. It really is great to see all the costumes and items that played a important part in rock history. They have special video displays and music stations where you can play and listen to music. Pretty neat. They had a Doors exhibit on Level 6, which happen to be my favorite band of all time. It was worth the price of admission for me. They had interviews with Jim Morrison and a bunch of Doors stuff I've never seen or heard and I keep up with that stuff. Overall, it is a little pricey, but I would recommend going at least once and enjoying all the cool stuff they have to offer.
Cleveland Indians Game
I got cheap tickets for the game and I'm glad because we ended up UNDER the roof in the 500 section and it was raining hard. So after about 2.5 hours they cancelled the game. We got some pictures and had a hot dog, but that was a bummer. Funny enough, we walked over to Tower City and the sun came out and it stopped raining for the rest of the day. It was still windy though. Tower City had a mall like any other. It was a nice place to dry out a bit. We walked around the city a bit more just to look around, but it was pretty much dead after people left the game. They played a double header the next night, but we were in Chicago by then so we ate the ticket price.
Fat Fish Blue
About 5pm we headed to Fat Fish Blue right on Prospect Ave. We got seated quickly and waited about 15 minutes without anyone coming our way. Finally, the host came over and asked if we were okay. I said we were, but we hadn't seen anyone. So the bartender came and took our drink and food order (we had memorized the menu by then). Yep, they were in the middle of a shift change. So it took them forever to get our food to us. We were not mad though because they had a nice duo performing on the little stage in front. Kristine Jackson I think was her name and she was really good. I got a Shrimp Po-boy and my wife got the sampler with crawfish, gumbo, jambayla and red beans and rice. Then we shared a piece of peanut butter pie. Overall the food was good. The server was okay, but we didn't need to rush off anywhere so we just enjoyed the tunes.
We ended Day 2 by heading back to the mall again and playing mini golf. It was one of those glow in the dark courses inside so we decided to do it before we left Cleveland. We ended up getting there just in time to play a full game. Then we got back and went to sleep for the big drive to Chicago the next day.
Overall, Cleveland is a little run down and doesn't seem too lively with people. I think they would have to do a lot to make it a must see city in the US.