Rock & Roll - Yes, Free Rubber Stamp, So Many Apps, On to Buffalo
Cleveland is the home to the very exciting and IMMERSIVE Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The “Long Live Rock” sign outside framed the experience we had for several hours on Saturday. Artifacts, Video, Music and Experiences got our memories, beats and souls rocking. Here is a video of the Prince’s 2004 performance at the Rock & Roll Induction Ceremony of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” with Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Dhani Harrison (son of George Harrison). Watch Dhani’s facial expressions as Prince does magic on his guitar:
I had wonderful memories of being at a B.B. King Concert years ago:
A Really Large Rubber Stamp About Freedom: If you have been following this blog, here is the second item about the world’s largest something! The Free Stamp in Cleveland’s Willard Park is the world’s largest office stamp, the aluminum and steel structure is 49 feet long, 28 feet high and weighs 70,000 pounds.
The "free” word references the emancipation of American slaves during and after the Civil War. But, there was controversy about the meaning and placement of the sculpture. Here is a link to the background.
So Many Apps for a 7,000 Miles Trek: Folks have asked which Apps I have used on my phone for this trek. Here is a list of the regular one’s that have optimized the route, exploration, documentation and experience:
ABRP: “A Better Route Planner” - a very sophisticated route and charging planning app. Here is our route and charger stops that was optimized by ABRP:
HotelTonight: Booked more than 19 hotels - often within 12 hours of arriving - at the best rate - using this app.
YELP: Great for finding restaurants and local resources along the way.
TripAdvisor: Helpful ratings of hotels and destinations.
OpenTable: Booking a table at a few busy restaurants in cities.
Google & Apple Maps: Checking out relative distances to next stops.
Compass: Shows real time elevation.
Waze: It was a secondary “busy traffic indicator” in addition to Tesla GPS.
Preview: Cropping and highlighting the photos used in this blog.
LinkedIn: Searching for colleagues in specific cities along the route.
HearHere: Audio tour guide linked to GPS.
Music (Apple and Amazon Music): Tunes for each cities.
National Park Service App: Maps and audio segments on Parks.
Tesla App: Remote monitoring of charging while eating a restaurant near a SuperCharging Site.
Calm: Storytelling and meditation sounds for sleeping.
Fan: Another nightime sound for snoozing assistance.
Facebook: Posting the blog for friends and colleagues to see.
Paychecks: To run payroll for our business on the road.
Banking App: Bookkeeping from afar.
Remote Keyless Entry: Let family into the house back in Saratoga.
Nest: Monitoring back home temperatures.
LoseIt: Tracking caloric intake and occasional exercise.
PressReader: To read newspapers and magazines from around the world.
Zoom & FaceTime: To connect with family and friends.
Wow! How would we have done that in 1995?
“Beef on Weck” for Lunch Ahead: We are on the last legs of the Trek. We just rode past the vineyards in Fredonia, NY, with April snow greeting us back into our home state :(
Soon will stop in East Aurora, NY for Lunch for one of my favorite regional dishes - Beef on Weck:
Yours in Learning & Travel,
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