Day 2 of our roadtrip. The only thing on our agenda for the day was to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, or the Rock Hall, as the locals call it. From the moment you arrive, you know you are about to have a one-of-a-kind experience. From the Rolling Stones sign larger than life on the outside of the museum, to the gorgeous glass structure on the shore of Lake Erie, to the hip, chilled atmosphere of the museum staff, this is a museum like no other. At every turn, you run into a different legend in the history of rock and roll. From its roots in the blues, to rockabilly; from Robert Johnson to Elvis to Michael Jackson, they are all here. It’s an assault of the best kind on the senses. We spent six hours at the museum, and that did not include the two floors containing the special exhibit to the Grateful Dead.
We had such fun taking wacky photos from Theresa posing with her favorite, Jim Morrison, to me playing John Lennon’s piano. Theresa is a fan of all rock music. My interest is a bit limited, restricted to the early music and its roots, the Beatles, the 70s (Hendrix, Joplin and the like), and my very favorite, Eric Clapton. Despite being exhausted and hurting all over, we made use of every minute available to us today.
After dinner, we got a personal tour of Cleveland compliments of friends’ of Theresa’s who live here. We enjoyed visiting Ohio City and its vibrant night life, dining at one of many local breweries. Theresa and I are both impressed with this lovely little city, its friendly and warm residents, and the mere ease of getting about. A great day in a great city.
Tomorrow will be a long day of driving – 9 hours on the road to reach the Western side of Wisconsin. We’re both eager to get West of the Mississippi and look forward to our weekend in the Badlands.
Goodnight and happy travels.