Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cleveland Rocks! Cleveland Rocks! Cleveland Rocks!

(Hee Hee Hee....couldn't help it!)

Downtown Cleveland Ohio viewed from Voinovich Bicentennial Park.

Leaving Fairport Harbor and heading west, we stopped at the always rocking Cleveland Ohio! While downtown, we seen the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Browns Stadium, but our main objective was to see the Cleveland Lighthouses. In downtown Cleveland there are three lights; the Cleveland East Pierhead Light, the Cleveland West Pierhead Light, and the Cleveland East Entrance Light.

Both the Cleveland West and Cleveland East Pierhead Lighhouses.

The weather was very typical Ohio weather. It was nice to start the day, then turned windy and cold as the day went on. Matt and I went to Voinovich Bicentennial Park in downtown Cleveland to see some pretty good views of the city. From here we could see two of the three lighthouses downtown and a beautiful view of the city skyline.

Voinovich Bicentennial Park
A parcel of land perched on the shore of Lake Erie, Voinovich Bicentennial Park provides some of the most spectacular views of the city's skyline and unadulterated looks at the lake. The park was named for former Cleveland mayor and current U.S. senator George Voinovich, the man under which so many of the city and lakefront revitalization efforts were commissioned in the late '80s and early '90s. Located behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and part of North Coast Harbor, the park is the site of many of Cleveland's major events including the Pride Festival, Rock & Boom (July 4 fireworks) and Gravity Games. Voinovich Park also is the home for the Goodtime III, a local cruise line. When it's not attracting hundreds of thousands for marquee events, it's a nice, and often quiet respite for a jog, bike ride or place to simply sit on a bench and enjoy the view. While finding parking can be difficult for some of the bigger events, the park is easily accessible by bus and Rapid. -- Daniel Rivkin

Cleveland West Pierhead Lighthouse from Voinovich Bicentennial Park.

Cleveland East Pierhead Lighthouse from Voinovich Bicentennial Park.

Because the weather wasn't cooperating, we decided on our next trip to Cleveland we would stop by and see the lights again. At least today we became familiarized with the position of these lights, and found some good information about the dinner cruises available for next summer. That would be a nice treat! Today, it was just too bitterly cool and windy to stay out any length of time. For now, we crossed off a couple more lights off of our list.

Now, it's time to go shopping!

Until next time...


Linda said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the sweet comment ~ it really made my day and I confess that I needed that this week! Thank you!

So, now I'm reading your blog and liking it very much. The "Cleveland Rocks" caught my eye, as that's a song that my daughter's 7th/8th grade Jazz Band plays and we enjoy it. :)

I've never actually been to Cleveland, but I enjoyed your tour.

I can see that there are many interesting topics on your blog and I'll enjoy reading them.

Hope you're having a blessed week,

RonniMo said...

Ditto! How long have you been doing this?

Sweetie said...

We haven't been to Cleveland for years and I never saw this side of it. The pictures are lovely.

Leonardo said...

Wow! never saw this side of Cleveland. I have a few fellow California friends who went to school out there, and they have mixed reviews. Good to see this nicer side.

you have some pretty neat tools on your blog that I like! thanks!

christyzee said...

Welcome everyone to our adventures! My husband and I have been traveling for years, day trips here and there, but Lighthouses are our new passion, we've been "serious" now for a couple of years. Thanks for the great reviews!