On our wedding anniversary, May 20, Suleyman and Tuba took us to a special restaurant, Pier W on Lake Erie. We watched the vista from the observation deck before going downstairs. The very large lake gives the impression of open sea with nothing visible on the “other side.” On the side where we were and further down on the right we could see the skyline of downtown Cleveland. The dinner was very enjoyable with our friends and we learned that they came to the same restaurant on their first anniversary. That made is even more special for us.
Anniversary Dinner (1:55)
On the way to Pier W, Suleyman drove through the parks that surround the city. We saw the well kept parks, the gorgeous homes along the road, bikers, walkers, all enjoying the miles and miles of nature and city intertwined.
Drive Through the Parks and Towns (2:27)
That Saturday Aysun’s senior prom took place. Tuba wanted to take some photographs of her and her boyfriend and we planned to meet them in one of the parks in downtown Cleveland. The video below shows that photo shoot and how the geese and goslings stole the attention towards the end of the session.
Prom Picture Taking and a Few Geese (4:23)
That evening we were invited to Reismans for dinner. Leaving the park in the city we drove to their house. Like many houses, the Reisman’s house was a very good looking one, made even more interesting with Arnie’s creative art in and around the house in the garden. It was a grand time with lots of conversation, wine, food, and viewing Arnie’s work up close. (6:11)