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Cleveland winter days starting to take a toll….

Head toward University Circle and take advantage of the always free, always beautiful Rockefeller Greenhouse….

Though the exterior grounds are still barren, and few interior plants are yet in bloom, exploration of the grounds will still allow for some amazing traditional and non-traditional snapshots….

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Far From Square: It Is Parade the Circle

Having had several out-of-town prior obligations over the past several weekends, I was anxiously awaiting a well needed “free weekend” which would allow me to do anything I wanted right here in Cleveland… a luxury few and far between…  

As luck would have it, my free weekend in Cleveland just so happened to fall during Parade the Circle.. a “must attend” annual summer event that I had yet to cross off my Cleveland goal list… 

I knew weeks ago that nothing was going to stop me from attending this parade, though I musts admit that the thought of fighting for a parking spot against the anticipated 70,000 visitors left me slightly distraught.  

It wasn’t long until my fear was pacified, as I learned about the free Lolly the Trolley shuttle tours (*Thank you Lolly the Trolley) departing from Gordon Square’s Capitol Theatre and dropping folks off at the event…..



Are you kidding me…  a fun filled day of Gordon Square, Lolly the Trolley, and University Circle… talk about maximizing my Cleveland experience…. 

The Trolley dropped us off right in the heart of University Circle and it was just mere steps into the heart of the parade…

Though this was definitely a family oriented event, I enjoyed myself as much as any child.. totally enlightened by the over-sized puppeteers and enamored by the vast array of skillful stilt walkers… *(See Video Below) 

So Parade the Circle, you did not disappoint… furthermore, you’ve made me one step closer to becoming a true Clevelander… 


*A big thank you to cousin Lindsay for accompanying me to this event… Despite slipping on a banana peel similar to an uncoordinated cartoon character, I think she enjoyed herself just fine! 


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University Circle: Free Ice Skating at The Rink at Wade Oval

Hey There Cleveland, 

Free ice skating up until January 29 at The Rink at Wade Oval in University Circle. $3 skate rental……. but, you are certainly welcome to bring your own pair if you’ve got them. (*Click HERE for details on the free Skate, *Click HERE to read about Forbes Magazine’s article ranking University Circle one of the prettiest neighborhoods in the U.S.!)  

 Thank you for the free ice skating Wade Oval, and thank you Forbes for shining a positive spotlight on Cleveland… 

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