Tuesday, September 04, 2007

A Needed Get Away, Part 2

It's lunch time and I have polished my grandmother's silver tea set-- awful job... no wonder no one buys silver anymore...anyway... it was worth it... all shiny and sparkly again. But now it's time for a bowl of soup and to offer up Part 2 of our little road trip.

So... we left Parma and made our way to University Heights where we checked into our hotel at the Glidden House- a beautiful mansion built in 1910 by the Glidden (paint) family. It is located on the campus of Case Western University-- I'll chat about that later... Patricia wanted a suite, but unfortunately due to the last minute planning, the best we could do was adjoining rooms. The rooms were lovely... done in bold primary colors and an incredibly comfy king size bed and a 42 inch plasma screen television...

We left Patricia to take a nap and once I unpacked we left the room to explore the hotel and the neighborhood.

We went down and spoke to the concierage and asked him to make reservations for us at a Hungarian restaurant Michael and I had gone to a few years prior over in Shaker Heights. We asked if we could explore the hotel and in an incredibly deep and wonderful voice (Michael suggested to him that he should be doing voice overs for commercials and movie trailers) he told us we most certainly could.

Click on any of the photos to enlarge and get a great look at the detail...

The craftmanship in this place was astounding-- the stone detail and wood paneling and built ins throughout were stunning. In addition, there were several pieces of original arwork. I felt as though I had found a secret museum.

Later, the campus...

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