Cleveland, OH

Disclaimer: This blog was written at a significant delay (December 2018). As in, the delay was so significant, that I don’t feel that I can accurately represent our time at this location in story form. So, I am just going to post photos I captured here and then ramble about some of my clear memories of the place via some bullet points.

How did I get so far behind? Well, there was a summer visit from a nephew, and also a giant party in Rochester that needed to be planned for. But, also, if it comes down to blog writing or sleep – I will always choose sleep. So anyways, back on the blog game. But in abbreviated form until I catch up to the present day.

Not really wanting to make an 8 hour by big rig haul back to the Rochester area of NY – our next ‘big’ destination, we decided to pull off for a two nights in Cleveland, OH. Having a sometimes aspiring astronaut (his aspirations change on the regular – as they should) on board, Cleveland drew us in with the promise of a NASA Visitor’s Center.

  • We settled on parking Dyna at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, and upon pulling in, we noted that the fairgrounds would be hosting an Irish Festival while we were there. Instead of cooking dinner that evening, we ate fair foods and danced to live Irish bands for hours. A good time was had by all four human inhabitants of Dyna.
  • We spent from opening time to closing time at the The Great Lakes Science Center, where NASA Visitor’s Center in Cleveland is housed. The place was a hit with not just our 7 year old gremlin, but also with the adult aged gremlins. The 1973 Skylab Apollo 3 Space Capsule is on exhibit here. Seriously. How cool is that? We TOUCHED it!
  • We refueled post space and science adventures with hot- & not-dogs at Happy Dog. Dexter and I got Spaghetti-Os on our chosen meat packages (and faux meat package for me). Because that was an option. And when Spaghetti-Os are an option, you take that option. Except ok, maybe not. But this time – yes.

Next stop: Almost ‘home!’


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