We had a much later start and our errands took longer than usual, but around 2pm we finally began our vacation…
On our first day in the area, we took a drive to visit the Huron Lighthouse…it is a little walk to get to it but it was worth it…it was constructed in 1939 and one of the first Lake Erie lighthouses to provide an electrically powered beacon.
We then took a drive to Cedar Point…this is the time of the year that just about everything is closed or being maintained during the week and only open on weekends. It has its perks, but also its disadvantages, but we love exploring. We were able to drive through the park and I reminisced about the last time I visited the park and the roller coasters that I rode way back when I was much younger, it was fun.
Our next day took us to Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island…
We took the Miller Ferry, then rented a golf cart on the island for our adventure. We actually made a reservation online for the Jet Express, which is an all passenger boat to the island, but then found out they aren’t running during the week. They were kind enough to give us a full refund, so we booked with Miller Ferry and got the ride and cart package for $70.
Fears at our age are tough to undo, since we have many years of talk in our heads, but I did it with just a little bit of anxiety.
Our first stop was at the Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial…the cost was $10 to climb the million stairs up, so we chose to just check it out from afar.
This day they had annual races for vintage cars, which was cool to see all the cars.
We visited the Butterfly House, again because of the season, they only had about a thousand butterflies, but it was so cool…they even landed on us, Jerry caught the photo of the one that landed on me, but I wasn’t quick enough to get the ones on him. Just a peaceful and serene place to hang out, the only thing is that we could not stay too long since it was warm and very humid, apparently they don’t fly if it’s hotter then 70 something.
Most of the restaurants we wanted to eat at were closed or very limited menus, but we were able to enjoy Lobster Bisque at Rita’s Cantina. It was quite tasty, but definitely not worth the $24 they charged for two cups and a bread bowl.
Luckily the only two wineries on the island were open, so we did enjoy a few tastes, and as usual found a few delightful tastes, and also a few much too sweet, even for our pallets.
Heineman’s…we tasted Catawba & Niagara, two of our favorite wines in this region. We also learned we had been mispronouncing Catawba for the past few years.
Put-in-Bay Winery…we took a 4 Flight of Celebratio;, a sparkling Moscato, Pink Catawba, Black Berry, & Frost Bitten Ice Wine…the first two were great, but the last too were too sweet.
Our ferry ride back was even more exciting due to the wind, but I made it through my fear and did it anyway, but I almost bent the steel bench with my firm grip.
Vacation for this week is over but much more to come…
Our next event was in Obetz, Ohio at the Fortress, what a fabulous venue. We setup and worked Saturday and today is some paperwork and lots of relaxation.
We stayed at Comfort Suites In Grove City, Ohio…WOW…almost perfect…the shower is fantabulous…the room is spacious…the TV is HUGE…the bed is comfy, a fridge, microwave, couch, chair, desk…bedside lights with chargers AND the best customer service we have encountered…WOW!
The issues with vehicles continue and we continue to wonder why we pay for incompetence. Had an oil change done and apparently they didn’t tighten the oil filter and we had a puddle underneath us. Luckily it didn’t come off while we were driving.