23rd of September 2017
Cleveland, Ohio. It’s an interesting city with unique history that shouldn’t be discredited purely based on what you’ve heard. Sure, in 1969 the city managed to set fire to the Cuyahoga River, which feeds into Lake Erie. Sure, in 1986, in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most balloons simultaneously released, Cleveland released nearly 1.5 million balloons into the air only to break the record (which heavily polluted the city), but not have it recognized by Guinness since no representatives were present. And sure, only until recently the city broke a 52-year championship drought.
But ignore all that and come see it for yourself. Immerse yourself in the simplicity of a working class city filled with diversity, great people, great food, and have a great time! I can’t speak on what the city is like outside of summer time, but there’s a lot you can do in such a short amount of time. Having visited before, I chose to take it easy and spend my time jet skiing on Lake Erie, which was the first time I’d ever jet skied.
I don’t know if it’s still there, I doubt it, but you have to see the LeBron James banner. When I first saw it on TV, I thought it was hanging off a skyscraper and was of extraordinary proportions, but it’s really not. It’s really wide and hangs maybe 7 meters (22ft.) off the ground. Additionally, don’t stop, hop out the car, and snap a picture, because you’ll more than likely impede traffic (I may or may not have done that).