A Closer Look At Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
Unique, one-day getaways
There is a quaint little town
east of Cleveland where time stands
frozen in the Spring of the season.
The only constant motion is the
waterfalls and river that harbor
ducks and geese with children
feeding them bread as well as
an endless parade of puppies
out for a walk
There is an old fashioned
ice cream and popcorn shop
where many delectable delights
can be consumed as you walk down
the wooden stairs to gaze at the falls.
The sounds of the water
cascading drowns out the traffic
and the chatter of excited tourists above
There you are swept back to some
earlier time,poised on the brink of
a long needed crossing
away from the chaos of of the world.
The falls are well known for one stunt man
who every year sets himself on fire
and leaps into them.
The reason why they named them Chagrin Falls
is beyond me, for I am anything but sad
when I visit there.
There is a lovely hand wrought bandstand
at the center of town, where concerts
are played often.
There is also a theater where Tim Conway
once walked the stage boards as a teen.
This was his hometown till fame called him away.
With many gingerbread trimmed houses and more
gables then Clark could have ever sired,
there is much charming architecture to
savor all around the outskirts of
this fair lady
Yours Truly is a restaurant that has been
a staple there for years, serving incredible
food to all who stop in and partake
of their not-so fries loaded with cheese,
sour creme and chives.
Their marinated, flash fried artichokes
melt in your mouth with a rich burst of
flavor seldom tasted anywhere else.
It is an artist community, and art is
They have a huge art show with well over
a hundred or more exhibitors of fine work.
But it is most of all a place to
gather one's thoughts on the sun baked
streets, and to cool off by the refreshing
splash of the falls as it tumbles
Enjoy the pictures, and perhaps
go there sometime when you are just passing
through, and see for yourself the
serenity if daily offers.
© 2010 Matthew Frederick Blowers III