Well, one thing I wanted to do was to catch up on some blogs I've had sitting on the back burner. I have a lot of ideas that I want to write about and I have files of pictures I want to post but that's as far as it's gone. So, tonight I'm trying to sit here and clear out the cache of blogs that were stuck in my head!
This was a great photo taking opportunity. I know I've mentioned before that I love a cemetery. The last time Cathie was here I told her about Lakeview Cemetery over in Cleveland by Little Italy. I love this cemetery and every time I go there, I see something new and interesting. The workmanship on the stones is unbelievable. It's really a peaceful place and I think if you need to be in a cemetery this seems to be a good one to be in.
Cathie and I loaded up our cameras and headed east. There isn't much of a story to tell here, just a lot of photos of a beautiful place. We started at the President Garfield Monument. It is absolutely amazing. I've posted pictures before of this monument, so I tried to pick a couple of different pictures that I don't think I've posted before.
And what still gives me goosebumps, is the actual resting place of President Garfield. His casket is the one with the flag and the other casket is his wife. The two urns at the end hold their daughter and her husband.
As we were leaving the President Garfield Monument, I saw my mandatory Macro for Mark! This little guy was on the walkway right outside of the monument!
We headed over to the Wade Chapel. We got to hear the story of the chapel and I could never do it justice to retell it here. You really need to make a day of it and go check out this cemetery on your own. It's worth the stop. Keep in mind, I still don't know how to do everything I want to do with my camera. This is really the only picture at the Wade Chapel that turned out half way decent. This is titled "The Resurrection".
After the chapel, Cathie and I just walked around the cemetery. Again, the workmanship is just phenomenal. I could have taken pictures all day long and posted ten times as many pictures as I have here today. I want to start with my absolute favorite! And this picture does NOT do him justice.
This statue is so lifelike it is scary. I wish I would have taken pictures of his eyes. For real, it was like he was looking right at me. I don't know who he is, I've googled him and the only thing I could find is a mention of this monument at the cemetery. Here is a picture of the plaque with the artist's name. He deserved a shout out!
Here are just random markers that I thought were blog worthy. Trust me, Cathie and I only walked a little piece of the cemetery. There is so much more I haven't even seen there yet. First picture is Cathie, checking out the monuments. Isn't she cute?!!
We had a beautiful day to walk around and take pictures. Here are some of those pictures!
I need more adjectives because all I can think of is that this is one amazing place. And, if you are driving all the way over to Lakeview Cemetery, on the way back you really should at BD's Mongolian BBQ. I really do like this place! But it's a far drive over to Coventry. Like I said, if you're over there, it's another place that I totally recommend.
The best part of our lunch at BD's was the deep fried oreos. For REAL people! This is what they look like!
Honestly, Cathie liked them more than I did but that's ok. I like the vanilla ice cream that came with it! Our waiter, I hope his name was James, told me that if Cathie ordered the deep fried oreos, she'd never get back on the plane and go home! I told him he would be my new best friend if he could get Cathie to stay in Ohio! Here is me and my new best friend James!
We had such a good time with him that day! And hey, have you seen my finger? That joke will be much funnier after you read the next post on this blog! Remember, you heard it here first! Anyway, James is holding up the deep fried oreos while helping me mug for the camera!
While Cathie liked the oreos much better than I did, it wasn't enough to make her stay. That's ok, we had a great time while she was here. We shopped until we dropped, went sight seeing at a cemetery, ate, ate, ate and just enjoyed sister time.
Once again, thanks for coming to visit, my sister! I love you!