One of my long term fitness goals is to do a fitness event in all 50 states.
I recently had the opportunity to cross off another state: Ohio!
I made the 10 hour drive from the Midwest to Cleveland to participate in a GORUCK event commemorating the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Over 80 people showed up to participate in this event.
What I learned about Cleveland and Ohio:
It was nice to navigate through the state! 3 lane highway a majority of the trip while in Ohio.
Cleveland is a BEAUTIFUL city! The downtown Cleveland area is created by some beautiful buildings, churches, and other monuments.
The Winking Lizard was kind enough to let our group congregate there. They provided PHENOMENAL service. The food was also great (although it is not a traditional healthy place to eat they did have some good healthy meal options on their menu!) and they also had an extensive beer list!
Cleveland has THREE major league athletic teams!?? How did that happen!?? (Cleveland Browns NFL, Cleveland Indians MLB, Cleveland Cavaliers NBA)
Random things I noticed about Ohio:
Gas prices were approximately $0.10 – $0.15 higher in Ohio than in Missouri
I saw MORE cops while driving through Ohio than I saw in any other state (I traveled from Missouri —> Illinois —> Indiana —> Ohio)
If you want to take a picture in front of the “Welcome to Ohio” sign be cautious. The sign is located on a overpass that you pass under (and it is a busy highway) so you would have to stop in advance and have the sign in the distance behind you.
A version of “The Christmas Story” house is located in Cleveland!