7 August 2014: Alma Mater, Russian, fine cusine, and an anniversary!

In Crocker Park Car Park
In Crocker Park Car Park

In the AM, I made breakfast, studied Russian, made lunch of leftovers, and then I went to my Alma Mater to do research on our Case Tech ’64 reunion.
After that, I had a Russian lesson with Daniil at B&N in Crocker Park: it was the 1 year anniversary of him working with me!

Sharon arrived, and she and I had dinner at Hyde park.

Wednesday August 6 2014: Mini Takes the Road!

MTTS was here
MTTS was here – at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

MINI TakesTheStates is a cruise of MINIs from San Fran to Boston, and today Aug 6 it came through Cleveland:   see  http://www.minitakesthestates.com


The scheduled route was to come across US6, and our plan was to join in Avon Lake.

On Wednesday – after I went to the gym, where I trained legs and shoulders –  I came home, ate lunch, and began to prep Mini (1960 Mini 850):

Check tyres; torque wheels, top fluids, clean interior windows, wash, clean exterior windows, and a bit of finishing wax.

We raced up to Speedway to fill with CAM2 – but it was closed – so we went down to the Shell on Lake and Moore, and topped up.

Then we waited for the MINI’s, and waited, and waited …

Waiting on US6 Lake Road
Waiting on US6 Lake Road in our 1960 Mini

At 5:30, we gave up, went home, and jumped in the 2009 Cooper S Convertible.

As we drove down Lake Road, we saw groups of people waiting for MINI’s: we waved, and they waved!

Got down to R&R country!

Minis arrive on the Lakefront!
Minis arrive on the Lakefront!

We parked in the Great Lakes Science Center Garage

As a car  park should look...
As a car park should look…

(The person who took our parking fee was dressed in a white shirt and tie, and he saw many unusual sights that day!)

We picked up our credentials and  swag bags, and went into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

When inside, we found why we had not seen the pack: bad roads in IN had slowed then down, and they took alternative,faster routes to downtown…

In the Hall
In the Hall (Yes, Elvis Is in the building!)

The event was catered by Executive Caterers, and was well done, with waiters in tux shirts, bow ties, etc.

Many Mini People Rock
Many Mini People Rock!

We enjoy talking with people, assimilating the ambiance, and admiring the cars…

Old and New
Old and New
MINI's in Front of Cleveland Skyline
MINI’s in Front of Cleveland Skyline
As the Earth rotates away from the Sun...
As the Earth rotates away from the Sun…

A good time was had, I enjoyed the effort, and we were glad that we went!

For the first time in more than a month, I was busy from start to finish of the day…