Friday, July 11, 2014

A little trip to Erie

I did something quite unusual for me-I went somewhere!  My sister-Jodie, niece-Jess, Jess's friend, my friend-Jessie and I, went to Erie, PA (about two and a half hours from home) last week and stayed two nights.  Below are a few pictures from our little trip.
A sailboat on the lake.

A cute, little lighthouse on Lake Erie.

I took this pic when we went on a boat tour around the lake. The tour was about an hour and a half long and very relaxing.  To me, well worth the16 bucks that it cost!

 (I learned an easy way to remember the Great Lakes thanks to Jessie and the tour guide guy.  Think HOMES-Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior.  There's your geography lesson for the day!)

We went to the beach for a little while.

Lake Erie

A heron in Presque Isle State Park. (Presque Isle is French and is translated to 'almost island' in English.  It was named that because, well-it's almost an island.  I learned that from the boat tour too!) 

Jess and Darian are somewhere on there-at Waldameer Park.

Beach blanket in action-I made this one for Jodie.

This is Jessie's beach blanket that she made herself.  I love the prints in this one.

Here's the gang-Jess, Jodie, Me, Jessie, and Darian.
What we did, so I can remember:  Monday-the beach, boat tour, and dinner at a hibachi grill-that was cool!  Tuesday-Waldameer Park, dinner at Cracker Barrel, dessert at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, swimming in hotel pool.  Wednesday-we rode a surrey (think a four seat/four wheel pedal bike), ate at Chick-fil-A, then home.  It was a lot of fun, but good to get home too!


littlemancat said...

Good for you! What a nice trip and with great company. You have to enter that heron - crane? pic in a contest! And the one at the Park.
All were really good, but those two are just amazing.

Holly C. said...

Thanks, Mary!

Susi said...

Looks and sounds fun. That sailboat-Love! Love all the photos--as always! :)

Dawnie said...

Love the pictures too, Holly! They are all beautiful! Beach blankets are gorgeous too, yours and Jessie's! What a great group of girls! Glad you enjoyed yourself! Erie is a beautiful place to visit!

Holly C. said...

Thanks, Susi and Dawnie!!!