Bob and I spent Labor Day weekend in Cleveland, Ohio. We went to Cleveland to visit the zoo. We visited the zoo, but we saw so much more.
We made two sightseeing stops on our way to Cleveland. Both stops were in Ashtabula County, Ohio. Our first stop was at the Smolen-Gulf Covered Bridge.
The Smolen-Gulf Bridge lies on Ashtabula County Road 25 and crosses over the Ashtabula River. The bridge is 613 feet long. It is the longest covered bridge in the United States. It is the fourth largest covered bridge in the world.
We walked across the bridge, using the covered walkways on either side of the bridge. We visited Indian Trails Park, located underneath the bridge, as well.
We plan to make a return trip to Ohio because there are sixteen more covered bridges in Ashtabula County!
Our second stop was in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio’s first summer resort. Our first destination upon arriving at Geneva-on-the-Lake was Lake Erie.
One of Geneva-on-the-Lake’s main attractions is “the Strip”, a section of State Route 531 which is lined with arcades, amusement rides, restaurants, nightclubs and live music.
Eddie’s Grill is a popular place to eat on the Strip.
We arrived at our hotel, Best Western Inn & Suites, in the early afternoon. One of the hotel’s suites would be our home for two nights (September 4-5).
There were two restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. Bob Evans was located across one street, and Goody’s Family Restaurant was across another street. Because we can eat at Bob Evans any time, we decided to eat dinner at Goody’s Family Restaurant. It was a good choice. Bob ordered Sicilian Pork Chops; I ordered meatloaf. Our meals were delicious, and the service was very good. After dinner we returned to the hotel for the evening. The next day we went to the Cleveland Zoo, which will be the topic of my next blog post.