And on the third day...
Bonbon Pastry & Cafe
|Breakfast of Champion Bloggers|
As I mentioned in the "Day 2" post, if one was taking a day trip to Cleveland to get goods from the West Side Market, it would be remiss not to try one of this city's great restaurants before shopping. Bonbon Pastry & Cafe would be the perfect place.
Museum of Contemporary Art
|Bottom Left: "Artistic Selfie"|
Cleveland Botanical Garden
|Um, National Geographic? Hire me.|
My final assessment...
|Not everything that I purchased, but just enough to show you that I did pretty well in the souvenir department!|
I really do love Cleveland. I have always liked it, but this #HappyinCLE trip helped me to fall in love with it. Of course I am remaining true to my Pittsburgh roots, but I am an objective and reasonable traveler. I cannot dislike a place based on its sports teams or the preconceived notions of the ignorant. That's irrational and only hurts me. Think of everything that I would be missing... scary!
Now about how blessed I am to have been invited on this trip... if you don't already know, I do not get paid to write The Steel Trap. It's just something that I do because I enjoy it. Being included on an all-expenses paid trip was a privilege for which I will be forever grateful. Seeing Cleveland from the perspective of locals was invaluable; the additional bonus of making two great friends who live there is duly noted too. Hopefully these posts did this beautiful city with its "great" lake, impressive food scene, incredible cultural aspects, and overall spunk the justice that it deserves.
Thus, Cleveland is an excellent destination for a lake-cation from Pittsburgh and leaving on Sunday afternoon was bittersweet. So who's ready to go back with me?