June 10 – June 13, 2016
I am sorry it has taken so long to get this post up, but the internet has been kind of sketchy lately and I could not get the picture to load.
So here we go, let me catch you up on our last week.We left Michigan Friday morning and headed to Ohio.They have service plazas on I-90 in Ohio that have hook ups for traveling RVers. Very cool.
Mini-Table 7 Reunion in Huron, Ohio. We stayed at the Huron River Valley Resort, Marina and Campground. Not a bad place. We had electric and water and a very level site. We arrived on Friday afternoon, had a small scare when the level up system stopped working. But Cliff jiggled some wires around and it started working. Wha-lah!I forgot to take a photo of our site, but you can see it on the left. This is where Roger and Dawn are going to park when they get here. Very nice long, level pull through sites.Heike and Chris wanted to make sure Cliff’s Whooping stick was still in one piece. He has been pretty good lately, so no need to use it.Heike and Chris got here late afternoon and Roger and Dawn arrived around 5:30. We are all set up and enjoying seeing each other again. We sure wish Lisa and Todd were here. It would have made the weekend totally complete.We had appetizers and wine and special vodka drinks that Chris makes.Then Roger and Dawn bring out the most special gift I have ever seen. You see, Roger is a Farrier. He shoes horses and he made each of us a Christmas Tree out of horseshoes. Each shoe has a small hole at the top to hang an ornament. You should see all the things he makes with horseshoes. It is amazing!!Now we have to figure out how to get this to Lisa and Todd. Cliff and I will be the closest ones to them later in the summer, so we hope we can get this to them.Heike and Cliff, the two real estate agents, talking smack all weekend.Chris and Heike and Chris’ Long John Silvers cup. That thing must be 20 years old.Buddy – SmileOkay!We had such a wonderful evening. Roger and Dawn brought out some food and we did some grilling.
Saturday, June 11, 2016This is Chris’ boat. The forecast called for rain all day, but when Saturday got here, it turned into a very beautiful day for a boat ride.This is a very nice marina on Huron River.Huron Lagoon MarinaThat is Lake Erie. So far this is the fourth Great Lake we have seen. We have been on the water on Lake Huron, Lake Superior and now Lake Erie. We only saw Lake Michigan, but did not go on it.Chris’ boat has got some power. It was a little choppy going out, so we all had to hold on.The water sprayed up on the sides of the boat.Me with the Captain.Cedar Point – Known as the roller coaster capital of the world. More picture later.Lots of beautiful sailboats.This is “Dock of the Bay Marina” in Sandusky, Ohio.Sailboat races.You can see the car on the track coming over the top.Large wooden coaster.A great day for a boat ride.The birds are loving it.People out on jet skis. Water is still a little to chilly for me.Nice classic antique boats.Cedar Point.Nice boat.Check out this ride. Straight up and over and straight down.That twisted ride looks crazy.This would not be my cup of tea!There they go – UP!Cedar Point is a 365-acre amusement park. It opened in 1870. It is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the US. The park features 71 rides, including 17 roller coasters which is the second -most in the world behind Six Flags Magic Mountain in California.Nice place right on the water.Back to the marinaAnd all the nice sailboats.We went on a cruise of Huron River and the canals. Nice houses in here.And nice boats.One of Chris and Heike’s friends lives here.Nice place.Those are some pretty good looking plastic palm trees.Looky there, one of Heike’s listings.Nice place Heike.We all decided this would be the best. It is right on the point.Off to lunch under this huge umbrellas.But not at Table 15, ugh!Yes, Table 7 will do.Dawn and Roger enjoying the day.Heike and CliffOh, Table 7, less Lisa and Todd and John. We missed you guys. The beer was good and Cold.Perch sandwich. My first time, it was delicious.Heike’s find for the marina friends.
Sunday June 12, 2016Breakfast Sunday morning at Main Street Tavern.Cool place and the food was great.
We said our good-byes to Roger and Dawn. They had to head back home. One of Chris’ best friends, Chris Jensen, is having a graduation party for his son Jim. And we got invited. So we thought, why not, we have never been to a graduation party in Ohio and when will we ever get invited to another one. Plus we get to spend a few more hours with Chris and Heike.We had a blast! Cliff got to play corn hole.That is Jim throwing. He is the Graduate.Meet Chuck. He loves the water and likes to drag logs out of the lake and bring them to the party area at the marina.He is so handsome.Really small dog.The host, Chris Jensen, on the left.Thank you Tara, Jim and Chris for inviting us to the party. That was very special. Tara is the mother of the graduate on the left. She certainly knows how to throw a wonderful party. Thank you again.
Thanks to Chris and Heike and Dawn and Roger, we had a wonderful weekend with new friends that we will have for live. We are so blessed to have met you all.