Alejandro became a fan of the British TV series "Downton Abbey" after I gave him the DVD sets of the first four seasons. I joked with Alejandro and told him that he was going to see Ohio's version of Downton Abbey!
The manor house has 65 rooms and is very impressive. Many of the furnishings are antiques which the Sieberling family had imported from Europe.
The Music Room
The Great Hall
The Dining Room
The fireplace in the dining room. Many of the fireplaces
in the house were brought over from European castles and mansions.
The Master Bedroom
The grounds outside the manor house are very extensive, and we spent almost as much time wandering through the gardens as we did inside the house.
A new feature is the Children's Play Garden. It was a fun place for these two overgrown kids to take some silly photos.
Another new feature on the grounds of the estate is a Butterfly House. There were numerous varieties of butterflies and moths as well as caterpillars.
On the way home we stopped in the picturesque town of Peninsula in the Cuyahoga River Valley. We had lunch there, and Alejandro was very happy that the restaurant served home made root beer. (Root beer is his favorite beverage when he visits the U.S.)
It was a beautiful sunny day... a welcome respite from the rainy weather that we have been having. Hopefully, the weather forecasters will be wrong, and we will have more days like yesterday.