We’ll be leaving Cleveland this afternoon after Rachel has a procedure done to her stomach.
He was an uneventful time here but a learning experience for sure.
First, this is a clean, friendly city that loves its sports.
And it is very, very serious about St. Patrick’s Day.
The parade attracted a record 500,000 people — the weather was a record 77 degrees — and the sea of green was a huge wandering party.
It was great, although our hotel was at the very end of the parade and became the gathering spot for many of the revelers.
Some, OK, it seemed like most, felt a sense of duty to over celebrate the day with adult beverages.
About five hours after the parade I ordered some food from the bar — the restaurant was closed — and it took about an hour. The place was packed and the bartender said he had never looked more forward to a closing time.
In the eight days here I saw the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and that was good, but the real reason we came was never far from our minds.
We are headed to the Cleveland Clinic for the procedure and then start the long drive home, hopefully it is a road to recovery, but if not, we’ll make the most of it. We still have each other.You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.