A Day in Cleveland

June 18, 2013
I hadn't gotten to see some of my friends in awhile, so we planned a day in Cleveland together.  We first stopped at The Melt, which is a grilled cheese restaurant that has locations around Cleveland.  They are going to be opening one in Columbus, too.  For dessert (my favorite part of any meal), we had some peanut butter bread pudding, which I'm sure is totally fattening and bad for you, but we split it 4 ways and it combines two of my favorite things!  I also thought it was hilarious that the dessert was advertised as coming with a "crappy toy."  Hahaha... I was really excited to see what this crappy toy was, and it indeed lived up to the description.

Our next stop was to go to Lake View Cemetery.  I know what you're thinking because I thought it, too.  Why would you want to spend a beautiful day with friends at a morbid place?  I was hesitant about wanting to go, but it was actually a really pretty place!  I was surprised because when I thought about things to do in Cleveland, this was never on my list.

The cemetery is famous for stained glass, having lots of daffodils, and for some mosaics.  Anyone from any background can be buried there, too.

The most famous spot is probably the James A. Garfield monument.  In case you need to brush up on your history or are unfamiliar with U.S. history, I'll inform you that James A. Garfield was the 20th president of the United States, and he was one of the presidents that got assassinated.


 Next we went to the Wade Memorial, which was made for the 1st president of Lake View Cemetery, Jeptha Wade.

Our last stop was Daffodil Hill.

Then we walked around Wade Lagoon, which I had never been to before.  It's funny how I've gone to Cleveland a good number of times, but had just passed this by.

All in all, it was a great day!  I want to head back to Cleveland again one day this summer and check out Little Italy.

4 comments on "A Day in Cleveland"
  1. Love the photos! The greenery and the flowers just screams spring!!

  2. Yeah, it was the perfect weather and it was so nice to be outside after being cooped up inside studying!

  3. Wow, Cleveland looks almost like Europe! I've never been!


    1. Yeah, Cleveland has a bad reputation, but you can really find some nice spots! When I head back, I hope to go to the botanical gardens.