When my brother and I were younger, a cousin would come and visit often. Our younger cousin had a lot of questions, but I think a couple of the funniest had to do with reaching the gold at the end of the rainbow. My poor dad was usually the one that had to try to answer these questions. In retrospect, the cousin is now a lawyer and does work for several small colleges. So, in tribute to childhood days, the perfect St. Patrick’s Day celebration would begin with a breakfast of green eggs and ham.
Then the day would consist of traveling, of course to try to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The first stop would be Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I have traveled to Pittsburgh a lot. It is one of my favorite cities to visit. A friend of ours in Pittsburgh is Irish. According to www.calendar.triblive.com, there is a St. Patrick’s Day parade on 5th Avenue on Saturday March 12th, 2013. There is Fifth Avenue Arcade Shop in Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum is also an option to entertain the whole family.
The city of Pittsburgh offers so many cool places to visit. There are still traditional Irish Pubs that line the streets of Pittsburgh. Station Square near downtown Pittsburgh, is always a great place to find entertainment. There is also the incline which might be a way to get close to the rainbow and that elusive pot of gold.
Another great place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day could be in Cleveland, Ohio. Driving a route along Lake Erie would be a good way to relax. Sandusky, Ohio and Port Clinton, Ohio are both near Cleveland, Ohio. They are both pretty and quiet towns that might be a good relaxing place to catch your breath. One does get a wee bit tired while chasing those Leprechauns.
Marblehead, Ohio is also near Cleveland along the Lake Erie route. Ireland is known for it’s Lighthouses. Marblehead, Ohio houses a lighthouse that overlooks Lake Erie. Might be a fun experience to check out this lighthouse on St. Patrick’s Day. Just an off the wall celebration idea.
Cleveland, Ohio is the home of the Rock And Roll Fame. Exploring rock stars with an Irish heritage could be fun. The Barley House in the Cleveland Warehouse District could also be a great place to enjoy a bowl of IPA potato soup or a corned beef sandwich. Since this year the NCAA men’s basketball March Madness falls on March 17th, the Barley House in Cleveland might be a good place to catch up on what team’s made the brackets.
The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Cleveland is a great way to celebrate and entertain the whole family. The 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Sunday, March 17th. The Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Parade has become known as one of the largest St. Patty’s Day parades in the country. There are approximately 10,000 people that participate in this parade in Cleveland, Ohio.
However you and yours are planning on celebrating this year’s St. Patrick’s Day, “May your thougths be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a song. May each day bring you brighty happy hours. That stay with you all the year long.”