For a lot of us, summer means orange barrels and construction here and there throughout our cities. For those of us in Cleveland this year it means orange barrels EVERYWHERE.
The Republicans are coming to town. First it was the convention next year. Now it’s the debates this Thursday AND the convention next year.
It seems that every area of the city has decided to spruce itself up. The roads, the airport, the Q (aka Quicken Loans Arena) are all undergoing facelifts. It makes getting around a challenge. Our detours have detours at the moment.
My husband and I just traveled to Florida for a week. We had to get to the airport over two hours before our flight. The construction on the outside of the airport had spilled into the inside and there was now only one security line for everyone. On our return home we remembered that there is only one exit open to get outside to meet my aunt who picked us up to take us home.
We made it home, of course. I’m getting very tired of all the construction, however. And all because the Republicans are coming. I will be staying inside while they are loose about the city. I might accidentally run into one. I hope they bring a lot of their money and spend it downtown.
I think the barrels will come down for the few days around the debate. At least that will be nice.
Enjoy Cleveland, Republicans. I know my brother is thrilled you are here.