Cleveland Heights Sights
June was a crazy month for me. Between coming off of my three week break, a trip to Las Vegas, and just being summer-busy in general, I didn’t do as much running as I normally would have and what I did squeeze in wasn’t necessarily “adventurous” for me. But, that doesn’t mean I didn’t take in some sights and revisit some old favorites.
June also gave us Clevelanders some serious basketball excitement (which even affected R’s running habits) and if you were downtown at all, you couldn’t go anywhere without seeing wine and gold, Dellavedova’s face, or an “all in” sign. One evening, I found that Cleveland Heights wasn’t backing down on the support either! I stumbled upon Lebron’s face among some beautifully combed grass and trees on an evening run to “my spot” at the Coventry-Fairmount intersection. While this sign was a little out of place to me at first (it’s usually an Indians sign and I guess I just stopped “seeing” it), I realized that this was an awesome show of fandom and perfect for the area. So even if I wasn’t settling onto a barstool to cheer the team on over some beers, I was thinking about the Cavs while I was running!
Even though the season’s over, it’s fun to get that little reminder of all the excitement we had. Especially now, on the heels of the new contract with Kevin Love! Good move, Kevin – we’ll treat you well here.
With a lot of exciting things happening for the future of Cleveland, sometimes it’s easy to forget all the cool things we have here already. And I didn’t even know about some of these cool things! Case in point: Day Glo!
I saw this unassuming little sign on St. Clair, around E45th. Probably not somewhere I’d ever be, if I wasn’t running back home from 55th. It was a brand that I recognized, of course, but I didn’t know that they had any operations here in Cleveland. I looked it up, and it turns out they’re headquartered here!
I love that such a household name is really a hometown name. If you look up “Day Glo”, you’ll get the wiki page for “blacklight paint”. They’re the Band-Aid, Kleenex, and Xerox of their industry. Glad to have you guys here!