On our way to Michigan, my Mama in crime and I hit our first stop in Pennsylvania where the kids had to use the bathroom. We popped in at a Sunoco gas station, quickly grabbed some food afterwards and then hit the road again. If you love nature there is lots to gaze at while driving down. You get to enjoy the beautiful view of mountains, lakes, farms, animals, just nature at it’s best. It really gives you family bonding time because the phone network gets interrupted a lot so you don’t have to ask anyone to put away the phones :).
Part of our trip was a stop in Cleveland Ohio where we spent the night at Homewood suites opposite a bar called the Winking Lizard Tavern. With very warm reception, the kids were given bedtime story books to help tuck them in for the night.
The next morning we were up and about to see the sights of Ohio. We made a stop at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens over at University Circle just before heading out to Michigan. When we got there it cost about $6 each for the kids and for adults it was $11. Was a bit pricy coming from DC where the museums are free so we chose to walk around and admire the sights.
Architecture seemed to be a big part of Cleveland with it's unique buildings. It seemed really busy with huge crowds lining up by food trucks and kids right outside the children's museum which isn't too far from the Natural History Museum. Walking around the city those few hours before getting back on the road seemed like a lot to come back and see.