Saturday, May 14, 2011

ever been to Cleveland?

So the old joke goes: first prize is a week in Cleveland and second prize is two weeks in Cleveland. OK, so it's not Seattle or San Diego. But look for beauty and you will find it. And that I did for two days this week as we caught up with our son David.

Coming up on its 100th anniversary, the West Side Market has been a market from the start, never anything else, according to one of the vendors. You'll find meats, cheeses, fresh produce, coffee, pastries and lots more. Fabulous sights and smells.

This crepe-making lady kept busy ... it was fascinating to watch her at work!

I think I might like this; maybe I should taste it with my granddaughters!
[google note: baba ghannouj is made of cooked and mashed eggplant, mixed with seasonings!]

After our picnic in a park, David snapped this photo of me
with someone's mother's day greeting.

Here's a peek inside the spectacular Terminal Tower, which stood as the tallest building in North America outside of New York City from its completion in 1930 until 1964. (thank you, Wikipedia) YES - second tallest building in the world until 1964 - crazy!

And finally, the Indians-Tampa Bay Rays game on Tuesday evening.
I appreciated that these gentlemen behaved like, well, gentlemen.
The row behind us made too many trips to the beer concession stand.

I do like a good baseball game.
As sports go, it's generally refreshingly civilized.

And David, you haven't seen the last of me in Take Two!


Karen Dawkins said...

You left out the rain delay! :)

Cleveland is the one part of Ohio that I really miss. Great city! (You are not part of Ohio, you live in Ohio, but I do miss you too... In case you wondered.)

Glad you got to see David!!!

Barb said...

It was awesome to see him!

Ha - rain delay before the rain arrived. What a hoot.

Jenny Haller said...

Eggplant is my least favorite vegetable. Baba Ganoush however, can be good... but it needs a lot of garlic and salt. That crepe place looks delish.

JGoddard said...

My grandmother's father was an engineer in Cleveland and took part in designing the Terminal Tower. I've never been there, but it looks pretty extraordinary.