27th Jul 2012
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
I love it when a plan comes together! Our drive into downtown Cleveland with the motorhome and jeep went fairly well. We only had one unexpected construction detour to deal with.We just followed our instincts to get to the city parking lot. The boss who was aware we were coming pulled up just as we got to the ticket booth. He led us to an unused special events lot and said we could stay as long as we wanted at no cost. We parked under a row of trees for shade and opened the roof vents for the girls and walked to the Rock and Roll Museum.
Now I like listening to music, but I’ve never been obsessed with knowing anything about the musicians or even knowing the words in the lyrics, I am just a passive listener. I know that music is a big part of Millie’s life so I’m thinking I’ll be polite, follow her around and we would be there a couple hours. Six hours later we reluctantly left only because we were concerned about the dogs in the motorhome. The Hall of Fame is educational and very entertaining. It leaves you feeling you have been in the presence of greatness, even if it was just a Jimi Hendricks guitar or a Janis Choplin necklace.
The Rock and Roll hall of Fame and Museum should definitely be on your travel bucket list. I would suggest you allot at least one whole day in the museum, two days if you are a big Rock and Roll fan.
FYI: I’m sure most of you know Cleveland DJ Alan Freed coined the name for the new music that was emerging in the 50’s as Rock and Roll. Did you know “Rock and Roll” was used as a code word in Black Blues to avoid censure? And what was the synonym they were hiding from the sensors............intercourse!
We are night camped in Kinesse Lakes Campground. This is hands down the nicest Thousand Trails campground we have been in, ever. Unfortunately we will not be staying to enjoy it. Tomorrow we drive to Niagara Falls New York.
PS: No cameras allowed in museum so only have a few pictures from outside.