Sunday, August 9, 2015

Akron, OH (8/9/2015)

First, a few miscellaneous photos.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
My sister, Kathy, was in town, and we had lunch at the Algebra Tea House. This was the first time I used the restroom there.
Algebra Tea House restroom sink
A couple new items at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum:
Joan Jett's 1983 Jaguar XJ-S H E
Janis Joplin's 1965 Porsche 356C Cabriolet

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Erich brought Dylan and Pete to visit. We went to a Cleveland Gladiators arena football game.
Erich is measuring up to the mascots
with Pete and Dylan
Here's Pete
Yep, 8-year old Dylan is 5-feet tall!
(The Cleveland Cavalier looks amazed!)
Pete, Erich, Kent, and Dylan on the bus going home

Sunday, August 9, 2015
We were headed to Akron for a baseball game, and sneaked in a visit to the Akron Zoo.
Creative shade for the Humboldt penguins
A slide through the river otter pool
The extensive Lehner Family Zoo Gardens (KSS)
Monarch caterpillar
Hibiscus moscheutos/Rose Mallow
or Dinner Plate Hibiscus
Hibiscus moscheutos/Rose Mallow bud
Kent in the Zoo's Frontier Town
Box turtle
Melursus ursinus/Sloth Bear
Panthera tigris sumatrae/Sumatran Tiger
The tag line for the Akron Zoo is: You've Never Been This Close!
Enteroctopus dofleini/Giant Pacific Octopus
Conservation Carousel (2010,
manufactured in Mansfield, OH)
After lunch, we discovered that Akron was hosting the National Hamburger Festival.
Stuffed hamburger (KSS)
Time for a walk downtown.
Polsky Bldg (1930, Art Deco) at 225 S Main St (KSS)
Lock Four (former Ohio & Erie Canal) public space (KSS)
AT&T Building, the former Ohio Bell Building (1920)
at 50 W Bowery
AT&T Building detail
Canal Square, former Akron YMCA
(1931, Art Deco) at 80 W Center St 
Canal Square detail; listed on the
National Register of Historic Places in 1980 (KSS)
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail
rendering of a barge in Lock Two
with Tamiko & Brynne (KSS)
Tamiko and Brynne (KSS)
Richard Howe House (1836, Federal-style home
of the resident engineer of the Ohio & Erie Canal),
was moved to Lock One in 2008
Finally, the Double-A baseball game with the Akron RubberDucks hosting the Portland (ME) Sea Dogs; they are the affiliates respectively for the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox.
It was Kids Day, and even the live entertainment was supplied by kids!
(Two Steps From Chaos)
Mookie Betts (Red Sox centerfielder)
was on a rehab assignment
after having a concussion
2nd row next to the visitor dugout
Here comes Mookie's hit
Webster the RubberDuck mascot
Akron, the Rubber Capital of the World, is headquarters to General Tire, B.F. Goodrich, Firestone, and Goodyear. The RubberDucks won the game 10-3.