Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio or GOTL

June 13 – 16, 2016

Monday June 13 – we left Huron for Geneva on the Lake, Ohio.  We don’t know anything about this area, but it sounded interesting and there is a Sun Resort there.20160612_142211Big freighter being repaired in Huron.20160613_080338We went through Cleveland.  Waved to Chris, who was at work when we drove through.20160613_080413Stadium where the Cleveland Browns play.20160613_081659More windmills along Interstate 90.20160613_08171820160614_113715Welcome to Geneva on the Lake, Ohio20160614_113718(0)20160616_142248Indian Creek RV & Camping Resort.20160616_142320The entrance is so nice with all the flags.20160616_130107Very well maintained park.  The seasonal campers and park model homes are very well maintained.20160613_100511They gave us site #236 on the pond.  Very nice. When we went to put the slide out, the slide topper broke.  Just snapped off. Just something else that has to be fixed.20160613_100528The end did not come off on this end.20160614_131245_001Out site is very long and level with the little pond in the back.  Cliff climbed on the roof and got the slide topper disconnected.  See it laying on the ground.  The topper is made by Carefree, so we checked the internet for local dealers.  There is a dealer close to Hamburg, NY which is where we are going next.  We set up an appointment for Friday on our way to Hamburg.20160614_13120420160614_131212Lots of geese and ducks.20160614_164621Super nice fire pit with grill20160614_164645The bundle of fire wood was $6.00. Pretty high.

 

Tuesday June 14, 201620160614_111430We decided to go find the Walmart.  It is in Ashtabula, Ohio.  Small town on Lake Erie.20160614_111434A large coal company right on the water.20160614_111509The main bridge into town.20160614_111550Conveyor to get the coal across the canal.20160614_11162020160614_111731The downtown area is so beautiful.  I would have loved to gone in that Harbor Store. Very cute stuff in the window.20160614_11174020160614_111752There are flowers everywhere.20160614_112534Hwy 531 between Ashtabula and GOTL, goes right along the coast.  The view these people have of the Lake is incredible.20160614_112609The view on Hwy 531 is beautiful.20160614_112707Not too shabby.20160614_112815They don’t have a view, but it is a very cute house.20160614_112904Nice house, beautiful flowers and an awesome view of the Lake.20160614_112928Check out this Elks Lodge.20160614_112935They have a awesome view too.20160614_11350220160614_113533Just riding along.20160614_115653Then to downtown Geneva on the Lake.20160614_120313it is like a little Gatlinburg. One main drag with stores, games and restaurants.20160614_114930Not everything is open yet for the season.20160614_120337And the oldest miniature golf course in the US.20160614_114156No big chain hotels, just little cottages on Lake Erie.20160614_12414920160614_114353We had lunch at Eddie’s Grill.  Heike told us it is a landmark.  The hamburger was great.20160614_114405They have outdoor counter seating, indoor and a back patio. You order your food and they call your number when it is ready.20160614_123840In 1950, while still in high school, Eddie Sezon opened Eddie’s Grill with 10 stools.20160614_120809You walk out back of Eddie’s to see the Lake.20160614_12343220160614_123546Most of the houses are for rent.20160614_12355020160614_120632All the little streets deadend into the Lake.20160614_11490420160614_115811We went into a store to buy a sticker and the young man helping us had gone to school in Roane County, TN.  He liked us and the owner gave us a ticket to play Fascination.  We did not know what this was.  They give you 2 balls and a certain amount of time.  The first person to get your balls in a row wins.  You play against as many people as you want. Since the were only 2 of us, it was pretty easy.20160614_115953I won with the diagonal.  You throw the ball under the plastic and try to get it in a certain hole to make a line. 10 minutes of fun. All I won was another token to use for prizes.  One token was not going to get me anything, so I gave to a young woman that was playing on the other side of the room.20160616_130341Some fancy golf carts at Indian Creek.

Wednesday, it rained all day and Thursday was overcast.  I went to The Lakehouse Spa and had a pedicure. It was great.  And we did some laundry.20160616_141916Across the street from the RV park is a walk out.  All you can do is walk out on the platform and look around. This beach belongs to the condos across the street. We were not allowed down there.20160616_141924Clouds were rolling in for some more rain.

Friday is a Travel Day.  We are off to New York State.  Bye Ohio, it has been a blast.

Huron, Ohio

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.20160610_090820We left Michigan Friday morning and headed to Ohio.20160610_104318They 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!20160610_133526I 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.20160610_161921Heike 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.20160610_175810Heike 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.20160610_175823We had appetizers and wine and special vodka drinks that Chris makes.20160610_180211Then 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!!20160610_180245Now 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.20160610_185352Heike and Cliff, the two real estate agents, talking smack all weekend.20160610_185428Chris and Heike and Chris’ Long John Silvers cup.  That thing must be 20 years old.20160610_192042Buddy – Smile20160610_192055Okay!20160610_192058We had such a wonderful evening.  Roger and Dawn brought out some food and we did some grilling.

Saturday, June 11, 201620160611_095229This 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.20160611_10154820160611_101640This is a very nice marina on Huron River.20160611_101712Huron Lagoon Marina20160611_10172820160611_10224920160611_102412That 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.20160611_102817Chris’ boat has got some power. 20160611_103659It was a little choppy going out, so we all had to hold on.20160611_103712The water sprayed up on the sides of the boat.20160611_10441020160611_104414Me with the Captain.20160611_104752Cedar Point – Known as the roller coaster capital of the world. More picture later.20160611_10511420160611_105432Lots of beautiful sailboats.20160611_105952This is “Dock of the Bay Marina” in Sandusky, Ohio.20160611_11012020160611_110314Sailboat races.20160611_11073820160611_11082120160611_110952(0)You can see the car on the track coming over the top.20160611_11114720160611_111353Large wooden coaster.20160611_11160020160611_111830A great day for a boat ride.20160611_111840The birds are loving it.20160611_11185220160611_11190820160611_11201720160611_112042People out on jet skis.  Water is still a little to chilly for me.20160611_112058Nice classic antique boats.20160611_112455Cedar Point.20160611_112538Nice boat.20160611_112559Check out this ride.  Straight up and over and straight down.20160611_112619That twisted ride looks crazy.20160611_11272420160611_112820This would not be my cup of tea!20160611_11291720160611_11292820160611_113008There they go – UP!20160611_11302620160611_113122Cedar 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.20160611_114108Nice place right on the water.20160611_115751Back to the marina20160611_115824And all the nice sailboats.20160611_120554We went on a cruise of Huron River and the canals.  Nice houses in here.20160611_12060720160611_120652And nice boats.20160611_120723One of Chris and Heike’s friends lives here.20160611_12091320160611_12092720160611_120946Nice place.20160611_121155Those are some pretty good looking plastic palm trees.20160611_12120520160611_121245Looky there, one of Heike’s listings.20160611_121249Nice place Heike.20160611_121625We all decided this would be the best.  It is right on the point.20160611_132942Off to lunch under this huge umbrellas.20160611_132903But not at Table 15, ugh!20160611_135219Yes, Table 7 will do.20160611_133603Dawn and Roger enjoying the day.20160611_133606Heike and Cliff20160611_135238Oh, Table 7, less Lisa and Todd and John. We missed you guys.  The beer was good and Cold.20160611_135445Perch sandwich.  My first time, it was delicious.20160611_153515Heike’s find for the marina friends.

 

Sunday June 12, 201620160612_084009Breakfast Sunday morning at Main Street Tavern.20160612_084128Cool 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.20160612_13121220160612_131214We had a blast! Cliff got to play corn hole.20160612_13121620160612_131235That is Jim throwing.  He is the Graduate.20160612_13123820160612_135908Meet Chuck.  He loves the water and likes to drag logs out of the lake and bring them to the party area at the marina.20160612_135912He is so handsome.20160612_141508Really small dog.20160612_141558The host, Chris Jensen, on the left.20160612_141222Thank 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.