We stopped here on the way to Cleveland, Ohio and again on the way back. In the course of our trips we have gotten some good suggestions on things to do but this might be the best. Thank you Lenny Sementi! If you are ever in the Cleveland/Akron area, this is a must.
This will go down as one of those places where we just didn’t get to spend enough time. It’s only a town of 42,000 and it sort of sits on a hillside above Lake Champlain. These pictures were taken at Waterfront Park, and I think our timing for most beautiful evening of the year was spot on. One of these may make my 20 Best Pictures.
Some of the best things on our trips aren’t preplanned. Sometimes we just stumble across unexpected opportunities. The Marginal Way Walk was one of those. A walking path of 1.25 miles along the Maine coast. Stunning.
A great place to walk, run, or bike. It’s always interesting to see what communities can do with new and old... and nature and progress. A big thank you to Lenny Sementi for letting us know about Cuyahoga Valley National Park which sits between Akron and Cleveland.
Robert Pershing Wadlow was tall at 8 foot 11 inches, but he carried 490 pounds like a champ. Doesn’t look a pound over 280.
We drove out to Red Rocks on the recommendation of the owner of 5280 Burger Bar. It is absolutely beautiful and has hosted every major artist since the early 1900’s other than The Rolling Stones.
By the way, eat at 5280 if you are ever in Denver, Colorado. https://www.5280burgerbar.com/
My first opportunity to watch a college cross country meet at the University of Illinois. I’m learning to be an official starter.
In 1984 a sinkhole opened up under the National Corvette Museum. Eight cars fell into the hole and as you can see some survived better than others.
I'm Michael Smith and I hope to have a very productive midlife crisis over the next 500 days. Some people buy a sports car, I'm going bowling.