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Cleveland, Ohio

On the way to Ohio, I stopped for the night in Kentucky. There was a Cracker Barrel conveniently located off the highway and just five miles from the Buffalo Trace distillery, and it was the perfect $0 overnight parking spot. Of course, it's always good to say thank you by going inside and spending some money, and if you don't want to eat there, they've got a large gift shop with some useful items. In the morning, I drove to the distillery for an early tour before another day of driving. Buffalo Trace makes some of my favorite bourbon (Blanton's, Pappy's 12 year old), and an interesting distillery tour was a good way to break up my drive to Ohio.

Buffalo Trace distillery


First Annual Spirit of Cleveland Airstream Rally
This was the first WBCCI (Wally Byam Caravan Club International) rally that I officially attended, and it was a blast. Perfectly located at Burke Lakefront Airport, right on Lake Erie, it was within easy walking distance to many of Cleveland's downtown attractions. Urban camping rocks in downtown Cleveland! It's a rare treat when I can park in the heart of a big city and avoid the hassle of driving and parking my monster tow vehicle on downtown streets. The Cleveland unit is a fun bunch of folks and they organized tours of some of Cleveland's major cultural highlights, including the West Side market, the Browns stadium and Playhouse Square. The rally got a lot of media attention and was a great success. I was so glad to be a part of it. Go next year! My dad become the official photographer and a portfolio of images can be seen at his website HERE. Now if only Burke Lakefront Airport would permanently parcel off a small portion of its parking lot for friendly RVers to visit anytime...

Spirit of Cleveland Airstream rally

Spirit of Cleveland airstream rally

Cleveland Browns stadium
Sacred turf at the Browns stadium

Playhouse Square
Playhouse Square

West Side Market
West Side Market

After the rally, it was just a short wait before heading to Jackson Center for my service appointment and meeting with Airstream's top execs to discuss my failed 2007 Airstream Safari SE.


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