We have been with our dear friends Suleyman and Tuba since Wednesday evening. Jan and I arrived on separate flights from Providence and Salt Lake City in the afternoon, Suleyman picked us up from the airport and we came to their lovely home. Their backyard extends into the woods with chipmunks, birds, and deer. Although we have not seen the deer we have seen the damage they do to Tuba’s plants outside.
The next day, May 20, Tuba and Suleyman took us to Pier W, a restaurant on the lake for our anniversary. The view was gorgeous with the city skyline behind. The observation platform you will see in the photographs is actually the roof of the restaurant. After watching the vista and taking a few photographs we went downstairs and enjoyed an excellent dinner.
Cleveland is a beautiful city with many museums, concert venues, and parks that seem to stretch for miles and miles. It leaves a very positive impression on the visitors with gorgeous homes, clean streets, well-maintained yards. There is a strong architectural presence from homes to skyscrapers, from overhead walkways to old theaters. Our positive experience was certainly due to a large extent to our friends Suleyman and Tuba and their welcoming home. We are enjoying our visit immensely.