Klaviator, this is really neat.
I just got back from Ohio (by plane), as I met my brother and sister in Painesville to visit the cemetary where our parents are buried.
We took a couple side trips and went to the little town of Sebring where my dad grew up, and headed back north to to Geneva on the Lake for a nice afternoon of wine tasting and looking out over Lake Erie. My brother and sister were born near Cleveland, so they had a lot of fond memories as kids growning up in Ohio. It sounds like you do as well.
Great ride report!