Monday, August 13, 2012

A Visit To Rock N Roll Hall of Fame

 On Saturday, the folks set out to see the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. This was a place that Dad wanted to visit and Mama was not so sure about because she is a country music fan.  Dad is a rock fan.  In the car, they compromise and listen to classic rock.

They decided to eat lunch before visiting the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.  They stopped at a place called Brewsters. The parking lot was full of motorcycles. They went in and found the place not open for lunch but registering the motorcyclist for a fun run of some sort. They checked GPS and it said there was a Beef O' Brady's nearby.  That is a restaurant that Mama loved in Florida. It turns out that it is now Brewsters. They hopped back on the highway and searched the GPS again. It said there was an Arthur Treacher's nearby.   They haven't seen one of those in years, so they decided to try it.  They had to take a lot of back streets to get to it and after about two miles, they arrived.  It was now gyro place.  They were not having good luck. They passed a place called The Dolphin.  It is a family style restaurant.  They pulled in there. Mama was not sure about it but she was tired of looking for a place to eat.

The Dolphin is a family restaurant.  It has a lot of dolphin statues on the inside.  The service was good, but not fast.  They serve a wide variety of foods, but Mama decided to have a bacon cheeseburger.
Bacon Cheeseburger - Dad's Atomic Burger which had hot sauce on it is in the background.

See the bacon
Mama said it was good. It was not the best she has ever had, but not the worse.  Dad agreed.  He was worried his burger would be hot, but it wasn't.  They both ordered the 10 ounce hamburgers with onion rings and they were full.  Would they eat there again?  Maybe.

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 Finally, they were on the way to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. The drive to it was easy. It is so different than Houston. We really are enjoying our stay in Ohio. Mama was surprised when she found out they had to pay to park. She thought the $22 per person to see the museum was enough. They followed the signs to parking and it said it was $10 but with validation from the museum, it was $8. They found cheaper parking as they were leaving, but that is what happens, doesn't it? They had to wait in line for about 15 minutes to get tickets. They must have gotten there at a busy time because later there was not a line at all. Mama was very disappointed that cameras were not allowed inside the exhibits. She told Daddy, "...but I'm a Blogger!" LOL Here are the photos she could take.
Front of Rock N Roll Hall of Fame
Decorated guitars are all around the front - actually there are guitars around the downtown Cleveland area.

Johnny Cash's tour bus.  Mama was excited to see it.  Our RV is much bigger since we have slides.  No one could pass each other in this.  
Inside Johnny's bus - microwave and TV

TV in bedroom - couches turn into beds
Cars hanging inside museum

Elvis has a nice exhibit
 The lowest level of the museum has so much to see.  Elvis is there as well as the Beatles.  The Beach Boys, Michael Jackson, Rick Nelson and, of course many others are there.  Mama didn't know some of them, but Dad did.  She wasn't excited about going, but she enjoyed it once she saw people she liked there.  There are movies to watch and music to listen to.  She just wishes she could have taken photos.  She really liked the Elvis exhibit.  She has been to Graceland, but it was nice to see more of his items here.  She didn't see anything from Elton John except for his signature on a wall. She recommends visiting even though the price is a bit steep.

Dad bought a t-shirt at the museum.  His t-shirt has all the inductees listed on the back.  Mama bought a magnet.  The folks have a magnet collection of all the places we have visited while traveling in Goldie.
Our magnet collection that hangs in Goldie
After leaving the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.  They visited the Christmas Story House.  If you missed that post, here it is .  She loved it, but you have to be a fan of the movie to enjoy it.

They were gone a long time, but decided to stop for dinner before getting home.  They stopped at a place that had some bad reviews.  Mama asked a neighbor here about it and she said she liked it, but her husband didn't.  She said the salad bar was good.  Mama saw a commercial for it, so they decided to try it.
Eat N Park
Mama ordered the roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy as well as the salad bar.  The salad bar was good.  It wasn't huge, but all the food on it was nice and cold and good tasting.
Roast beef sandwich on toasted bread with mashed potatoes and gravy - Yum!
Dad's meal - Seafood Pasta Bake - Shrimp and crabmeat baked in scampi butter and Alfredo sauce, served on a bed of penne pasta. Served with garlic toast and your choice of one side.

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The folks liked this restaurant and are not sure why the rating is so low. They may re-visit it when Grandma and Grandpa are here. I guess you can't always go with the ratings because they visited a place last night that had 100% of the people liking it and Mama was very disappointed in the steak.   We will tell you more about that tomorrow.

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