You may recall I made a commitment to exploring my own backyard through a series of planned ‘local adventures.’ I would like to say I just had a great deal of initiative to learn more about Northeast Ohio (which has turned out to be much more interesting that you might think!), but in reality we’ve been saving for a year and a half for our wedding and honeymoon, which put a kabash on any extensive travels.
Luckily both our workplaces have sponsored travel during this year-and-a-half period of torture of reprieve from international dalliances, allowing me to pursue professional development conferences in New York and Washington D.C. and allowing the fiance to meet customers and international colleagues in Switzerland and France. I’ll take a mini vacation when I can get it!
In terms of other local adventures, I would say so far, so good. Here are a few I mentioned on the blog so far:
I thought it was only appropriate that since I kicked this off in June 2012 with a trip through Cleveland’s East Side we revisit the idea about a year later with a trip around Cleveland’s West Side. We didn’t cover nearly as much ground this time around, but we did see many things that have been on my list for some time.
It helped that it was the weekend of July fourth as there were several once-a-year elements we only caught because of our timing! Here’s the photo montage of our trek through part of the West Side.
I wish it had been a slightly happier ending to our West Side crawl, but I wouldn’t have traded any of our day for the world! I can’t wait to go back for part two and explore more of Tremont, Lakewood, Rocky River, and even a bit south near Parma and the Ukranian Village.
There is so much to see and do in Cleveland, and you never know what random things are there unless you go!