After visiting with family and friends in Indiana, we drove with Amanda's parents to Cleveland, where I was on the schedule to speak at Content Marketing World. Our first stop in town was at The West Side Market.
The cool thing about the market is it had a European feel that the Italian in me appreciated. Not much like Pike Place Market.
After checking into our hotel, we explored the city a bit during our first night.
I went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a conference pre-funk while Amanda and her parents explored more of downtown.
While I was working the conference, Amanda and her parents toured the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which Amanda says took three hours! She said it put the EMP to shame.
After the conference we caught up with our friend Cari Lyle. Cari lives in Seattle but we hadn't seen her in months, so naturally we made time for each other when we were halfway across the country.
Cari in her natural habitat, taking shots.
The next night we did some more night exploring.
Cleveland was a really nice city, far exceeding my expectations. But there's no place like home.