I went back to Ohio and …

5/8/2022 I spent 3 nights in Punderson State Park that is situated on Punderson Lake and unfortunately, was very outdated. They had 20 amp electric only, water was at the dump station, but in a great location with “haunted” hotel of the same name on the other side of the lake. I overheard the staff member explain to a camper that the park was being updated this year with 50 amp electric. I still enjoyed walking to the beach and went kayaking one morning. It was great fun to be on the water again. The park attendant wasn’t sure about this excursion because the water was still in the 50’s and dangerously cold. So what! I joined the new park naturalist and one other kayaker and we had a great time just hanging out in the water.
The next day I decided to go to Cleveland, which was about a half hour away, and drove to the harbor to walk around a bit before entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This is a big place and I didn’t have a lot of time to spend wandering around, but I got to see some of the highlights that were important to me. I checked out a lot of exhibits, especially from the 1970’s. Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin were side by side with huge displays and murals on the walls and was quite fascinating to read about them and remember those times. Both had great and tragic stories. There was also a large Beatles exhibit that was fun to see. Another floor featured all of the hall of famers and this year’s inductee candidates. There they were, all of the famous signatures on two huge walls. Very cool! I know I’m an old geezer now. Long live rock and roll!
Cuyahoga Valley National Park was the last stop. This is a nice little park with a couple of great water falls. The visitor center is in a small former railroad town, with a working rail station and some of the old buildings are still standing. There was a lot of history about the old railroad days.
Brandywine falls has a stair case to the lower observation deck and for me was just perfect. It was big and loud, though there was construction on the road just above it. Bridal Veil falls is actually a small cascade that flows into a stream and was just as pretty. The park was fun to hike in and I just spent the day there before heading out to New York.

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