First, we went to the Cleveland Zoo. Compared to other zoos, this one seemed much nicer. Their overall philosophy seems to allow people to mingle with the animals rather than cage them off (in most cases). Here is an elephant.
Andy trying to kiss a bird.
The bird eating Andy's hair.
Birds on me.
Birds eating my hair (and ear lobes).
Lots of kangaroos.
A kangaroos with an occupied pouch.
A Moray Eel.
A shark in motion causing a very blurry, but interesting-looking photo.
Some sort of monkey-like creature.
Andy on a camel statue.
Ted on an elephant.
Me on a turtle.
A kind of scruffy looking bald eagle.
A real camel.
A Grizzly Bear.
A Polar Bear.
An animal of which I don't know the name.
An ant-eater eating ants from an ant dispenser.
Driving from the zoo to downtown Cleveland, where the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is located.
Andy and Ted in front of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (which is mostly underground).
A big hot dog statue inside. This is the last photo from inside, because they don't allow photos of the exhibits. Oh well.
Driving through Ohio and Indiana we encountered some storm clouds.
This is at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. We are stopped right near the shore of Lake Michigan (the sand is apparent). Andy is laughing at Ted for no reason in particular.
A picture of the sunset over the lake. A smoke stack is visible in the distance in the center of the frame.
This is at Mount Baldy, the largest dune at the park. We parked and walked to the Dune, which we climbed up in order to see the lake.
Andy and Ted getting tired as they near the top.
Looking back down as I reach the top.
A power plant is clearly visible directly adjacent to the Dune. Andy is doing the Greenpeace thing. This is a good picture.
The shore of Lake Michican on the far side of the Dune.
Andy and Ted on top of the Dune (with the steam in the background). This picture also gives a good impression of how the Dune sort of swallows the land. They say it moves inland a few inches every year.
Facing the other direction, the overall shape of the Dune is more visible. It's basically flat at the top, with a steep slope on the land side, and a gradual slope on the lake side.
The dune, as seen from the lake.
Sunset on the lake.
As we were gone, examining the dunes, someone broke into our car (grr). It's pretty surprising considering that we were rather close to the car the entire time. Anyway, they took only our cellphone, so we were lucky that they didn't take all our stuff in the trunk. As you can see here, they smashed the front passenger window, and just reached in to grab the phone.
The car as we found it (we opened the back door).
Ted and Andy studying the getaway tracks of the thief. It looks like they pulled out in a hurry after taking the phone.
Without a front window, luck should have it that it rains very heavily that night. We almost made it to Chicago, but before we found the hotel, it began to really rain heavily. Andy is trying to shield himself from the rain using a plastic bag.