Our next stop is at Sheffield Lake outside of Cleveland. We are staying at a B and B which turns out to more like someone’s house and we are in staying in their spare room. The setting is lovely, right on Lake Erie but the road by the lake is a jumble of old and new architecture and industry.
We found a place to do our laundry and looked about Sheffield Lake and the neighboring town of Avon Lake. We expected to see stately old homes on the lake edge. You know, the kind of places that the upper crust of Cleveland built at the turn of the century. There were very few. What is going on in these two towns is that people are buying up the old properties, tearing them down, and putting up McMansions. I am amazed that they don’t have some sort of ordinances to protect historic properties.
I am also including a picture of our car packed up and ready to go. We figure we have used everything we brought with us. We have used the folding chairs for extra seating in hotels and the small table as a computer stand. We have also used the chairs and table as our outdoor entertainment center at the Fourth of July fireworks. We have used the extra sheets three times in place of scratchy sheets. We use our gym bags for single overnights so we do not have to lug our suitcases in. And of course we use our trusty computers for blogging, email and catching up on what is happening in the world.