Cleveland Highlights

Cleveland Highlights

Today we’re returning home from Cleveland. I went for a work trip to attend Content Marketing World (a great conference for those who do content marketing!).  While we had a quick trip, it was a great trip.  The conference was full of wonderful insight into our industry, and Cleveland was a great host. 

Over 3,200 marketers from all over the world (54 countries!) descended upon Cleveland….so they decked out the town in the conference’s signature orange.  There were tons of signs up at the airport welcoming us to the content capitol of the world. 

Allow me to back up and highlight a few things from our travels. In the Dallas airport, there was a Benefit Cosmetics vending machine. Y’all.  A VENDING MACHINE THAT SELLS MAKEUP.  It was glorious and pink and SOLD MAKEUP FROM A VENDING MACHINE.  I didn’t buy anything because I’m trying to save my money for Vegas next month…but it was perfect. 

And then in the Cleveland airport, there was a flower vending machine.  Because nothing says  “I love you” like airport vending machine flowers.   

Cleveland is an interesting city.  It’s not particularly fancy, but there are neat things around every corner.  I’ll post some fun sights next week. One awesome thing we saw was a great double rainbow on our way to the conference Wednesday morning. 

Some of the higlights of the actual conference were the big keynote speakers.  We heard from John Cleese and Nick Offerman, and they both had fantastic things to say about creativity. 

I ate some great food (more food next week about my visit to Lola), but a highlight of the trip was this Lady Godiva (a chocolate mousse wrapped in chocolate) from The Chocolate Bar.  It was OMG THIS IS THE BEST DESSERT EVER good.  

There are some neat sights to see as you walk around, including this fun plaza.  #History   

One of the BIGGEST highlights of this conference’s fun was the Barenaked Ladies concert.  It was free for attendees, and it was an awesome time.  We jammed out to One Week, the theme song to the Big Bang Theory, and If I had a Million Dollars.  They even sang some covers, including Let It Go.  Yes that Let It Go.  We took our picture with the band…or a cutout of the band. :/ 

The Cleveland Public Auditorium was BEAUTIFUL.  The ceiling was goreous.  I would like to know more of its history.   

I’m glad to be headed home, and to have the weekend to reconnect. But it was a great trip to Cleveland.  I love to travel and explore and learn, and I’m thankful for a job that sends me to places to do all of those things. 

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