Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Day 2 - Lakeside [Ohio] Chautauqua

We were up early for breakfast at 'The Patio' restaurant, and then off to the antique show that opened at 9:30 a.m.  The weather was perfect - not too hot or not to chilly, with sunny skies. We split up to see the antiques at our own pace.

There were three large buildings full of antiques, two smaller ones, and lots of outdoor vendors.  We agreed to meet-up at 12:30 p.m.

I wasn't looking for anything in particular, and nothing called my name.  I wanted a keepsake from the trip, and something to share at our 'show and tell' time later in the evening, so I went to the vendor I bought a Beatrix Potter figurine from last year, and bought 'Mrs. Flopsy Bunny' to add to my small collection.

I also bought a gold teapot pin with a heart-shaped pearl in the center and on top.

One vendor sold antique picture frames with photographs of vintage brides.  I was surprised when I saw Eleanor Clay Ford's picture in one of the frames.  I asked the vendor if she knew who the bride was, and she said no.  I told her I was from southeastern Michigan, and the bride was Edsel Ford's wife.  She looked stunned.  Hmm... is it legal to copy Eleanor's photograph for resale without permission from the Ford family??

After our meet-up we went to Sloopy's Sport's Cafe on the campgrounds for lunch.  I couldn't resist taking a picture of their Gold Peak Tea urn.

Then we drove to nearby Marblehead to shop in quaint family-run stores.  The only thing I purchased was a comfy black cotton dress to take on the upcoming Southern Belle Tea Tour. Since returning home I've ordered a white T-shirt with short ruffled sleeves from White House Black Market.  I hope it arrives in time.

We returned to Chautauqua, and soon it was time to get in line for a good seat at an 8:15 p.m. Elvis concert.  I was never a huge Elvis fan.  He was king of Rock 'n' Roll during my brother's teen years, but Mike Albert - the Elvis impersonator - was fantastic.  My friends had either seen Elvis in a live concert, or been to several shows honoring him, and they all agreed Mike Albert was the best they had ever seen.  He looked, acted, and sounded just like Elvis.

Hoover Auditorium, built in 1928, is where the concert was held.

The auditorium has a seating capacity of 2,600 and nearly every seat was filled.

The concert concluded with The Battle Hymn of the Republic, which brought the audience to their feet.  What an awesome concert!

On Sunday morning we had breakfast at 'The Patio' restaurant again, then we headed back home. It's always fun to go away, and I had a great time at Lakeside, but I love crossing the Michigan state line that says I'm back home again!  

1 comment:

  1. That does sound like a fun excursion, and I love your new dress. And, of course, the Beatrix Potter figurine! A nice addition to your collection.


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