Ryan's Journal

"My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?" — David Mitchell

All Good Things…

Posted from Culver City, California at 4:28 pm, October 1st, 2021

After a glorious twenty days we’ve returned home. Despite my best efforts, Audrey left Cleveland thinking it was awesome, and she wasn’t totally wrong – there’s new construction and crews out fixing old buildings everywhere, so it wasn’t quite the Scooby Doo ghost town that I’d sold it as.

Our last day was spent downtown so I could show off Cleveland’s former glory. We parked at the Terminal Tower to see what was once the world’s second-tallest building. We visited the Old Arcade, one of America’s earliest attempts at a mall and an incredible piece of architecture. We hit up the Cleveland Public Library to see its ornate domed ceilings. We ate lunch at one of Michael Symon‘s many Cleveland eateries. And we finished the day with an obligatory stop at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

During the past few years, vacations haven’t been as frequent as I might prefer, so having some time to disconnect completely from work has been rejuvenating. With luck, COVID will end, work will be a bit less crazy, and travel journal entries like those made over the past few weeks won’t be as rare in the future.

Audrey, Steggie and me, Cleveland Natural History Museum
Audrey, Steggie and me, Cleveland Natural History Museum.
The Human Family Tree, Cleveland Natural History Museum
The Human Family Tree, Cleveland Natural History Museum. I’ll grow up some day.

1 response to “All Good Things…”

  1. Glad you salvaged your trip! Sounds like you had a great time. I hope you carve out time in the future so that you have the opportunity to rejuvenate and have fun at least once every year…..

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