Long Live Rock and Roll

So why Cleveland for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?  Well here you go straight from the historical marker:

Who knew over 3 hours wouldn’t be enough time?!?  After our 100+ mile day yesterday we all enjoyed sleeping in and taking the morning to do laundry, make hotel reservations for the next few days, check on the routes to Niagara Falls, catch up on work, a little bike repair, etc.  We finally left the hotel around 12:30p and went to downtown Cleveland.  After a nice lunch at a sidewalk cafe we walked over to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

We had planned to there a few hours earlier, but our morning had gotten away from us.  Still we figured three hours would be plenty of time.  What we found is that we all were immediately engulfed in the history of Rock and Roll and enjoyed taking our time walking through the museum and looking at all the displays, videos and stories about musicians we grew up with.  As Matt said, our generation more than our parents or children, is when Rock and Roll really thrived.  If any of you ever visit Cleveland, one make sure you go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and second you spend more time there.  Ultimately we saw all the exhibits but we could have spent much more time watching the old clips of the performers.

After the Hall of Fame we made the decision not to go to the Cleveland Indians baseball game as we didn’t want to put ourselves back in the “Fun-Over” zone we had been in after the lake.  After 48 days on the road and 3,166 miles pedaled Matt and I are feeling a little worn down.  We’re still having an incredible time, we just have to make sure we give our bodies enough rest so we can keep pedaling and enjoy the sights we come across.  We then went to dinner at a nice little old cabin restaurant that Brenda found and then it was back to the hotel to get ready for our ride to Erie, PA tomorrow.  Here’s the photos from today:

Making sure we have clean cycling clothes…

Always nice when you can eat lunch outside…just ask Brenda!

Free Stamp in Cleveland which has a rather interesting history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willard_Park_(Cleveland_park)

Matt having fun with one of the many painted guitars around Cleveland

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Takes two to play this guitar

Flying cars in the Hall of Fame

Enjoying a beautiful day in Cleveland with Brenda

Nothing like a cold beer before dinner.  Notice the art behind us…

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4 thoughts on “Long Live Rock and Roll

  1. Sarah

    The picture of the laundry brings back memories of our time in Turkey 🙂 looks like you’re having a blast- cant wait to see you in 3 days!

  2. Debbie

    I had that exact same experience of thinking I would spend 2-3 hours in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and couldn’t believe we spent 6 hours and could have done more! I loved all the songs written on napkins, envelopes, etc. Did you find yourself singing at some of the exhibits?

  3. Amy Dittmore


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