Monday, June 14, 2010

Day 8: Cleveland -- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Monday afternoon in Cleveland, and we walked 4 blocks from our hotel to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the banks of Lake Erie.

Right in front of the hall, new American citizens were having a swearing in ceremony.

The Hall of Fame is currently having a Bruce Springsteen exhibition. Walter and Bruce are the same age.

Visiting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a terrific experience -- expecially for baby boomers who grew up with the music. Lots of great artifacts, music, and videos.

Below is an itinerary of the Beatles 1965 summer tour that included an August 19 concert at Houston's Sam Houston Coliseum. I was 16 and took my sister Robin who was 12. The evening before we drove to downtown Houston to scope out the scene. There were already some kids in line. We were listening to the latest top 40 countdown on the radio, and we were hoping that the Beatles new record, HELP, would be number 1. However it was #5. Dylan's LIKE A ROLLING STONE was #1. My sister and I went back downtown about 10 in the morning the next day, waited in line all day and ended up on the fifth row. The Beatles were part of a 6 to 8 group show. They came on last and played for about 25 minutes.

Outside the Hall is Johnny Cash's actual tour bus. We went inside and it was not nearly as plush as one might expect.

Right next to the Hall is Cleveland Stadium where the Browns play. Texas's Colt McCoy may take the Browns to the Super Bowl some day.

After touring the Hall, we walked 10 blocks to a great restaurant and bar called the Winking Lizard.

Trying to wink.

We finished a rack of ribs. (Still trying to wink)

I need
help from
a pro --

Our winking could have been better, but the ribs were great, and Cleveland is great too. Tomorrow we go to Pittsburgh.

1 comment:

  1. How fun! The rock and roll hall of fame looks like it was really neat! :) Keep working on that winking walter! LOL!