Tuesday, January 19, 2010

::The Trip To Ohio::Part 2

G'day all! I've finally got around to loading the pictures for the second post from our vacation!

We were so blessed to be able to go on that vacation, and it was enjoyed to the extreme! Being with your family is such an immense blessing!

I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Mon Ami
This is where we bought our sparkling pink grape juice,
something we try to let last all year until we can buy more!

A view of the front of the building. It is much more lovely up close where you can see the stone.

While we were driving through a little town, mom spotted an antique store! Guess which vehicle is ours. :)
I think we spent an hour and a half in here....

Meanwhile, dad took the smaller children and Mike and drove around.
Dad is a fantastic photographer!!

These pictures are by Dad.

Once again, the foliage was stunning.

The big yellow trees were so bright.

One of the mornings while we were there, it cleared up enough for a picture of the lake.
The sky was almost pink, with a hint of periwinkle.

Detail of a shell.

Don't know why, but I love pebbles. :)

A spider's web in between the rocks.

Most other mornings that we were there, it was very misty.

The last day we were there, we went to South Bass island, where Put-In-Bay is located.

This year we weren't able to go as early as we wanted, so we all hurriedly scrambled into an 8 passenger golf cart and toured around the island. We do this each year, but the older kids ride bikes instead. We had to hurry because there was only one ferry back from the island until Spring, and it would be leaving in an hour. :)

All over the island live these snakes, and it turns out they are protected. It also turns out that they have a tendency to bite.

More lovely trees.

Ella saw this and said "That's bad, isn't it?" (She's five)
It was rather windy.

Levi sits and waits for the ferry to the island.

Once on the island, we tour around the old parts of it a great deal.

Perry's Monument. This thing is enormous. One year we went to the top. It was extraordinarily windy up there.

To quote Dad: "Levi admiring the view at 13mph. His great-great-great Grandfather was a fisherman, slave-runner and Indian interpreter on this island."
Our great-great-great Grandfather was also one of the very first to live on the island. One of the streets there has his last name.

Main street really is a ghost town this time of year.

Thus ended our stay on Lake Erie.

Afterwards we always drive to Lehmans, and look around for a place selling maple syrup.

Here is a lovely house Dad stopped to take a picture of. You can read more about it here.

We always enjoy our trip to Lehmans.

I hope you enjoyed!

Pictures from the last few weeks are coming very soon!


  1. Wow, those are some wonderful pictures, Livvy! I love the ones your dad took of the fall foliage. And the one of the shell is also beautiful!! It looks like y'all had a great time. :)

    ~ Love & Blessings,

  2. Very Cool! We took a trip to Columbus Ohio a year ago and got to see Amish country and Lehman's. It was so much fun!

  3. wonderful pics livvy!!! you and your dad have a definite photography gift !! :) we go thru ohio to visit my grandma and i love the landscape!

  4. Hello! I am new to your blog!

    I also live in Georgia. :)

    It looks like you are having a wonderful trip. Very lovely photos!

    Any way I just wanted to say what a lovely blog you have and I'll definetly be checking back to read more of your blog!

    Blessings on your trip!


  5. yeah thanks livvy!! (your comment :)
    actually it was the background - when i had a darker background, it was very grainy but now it looks better...
    what happened - i left a comment asking for your help and then had the idea of changing the background so i put a new one on and now it works

  6. What a neat trip!!! I think that I would love going to Lemans:)


  7. Hello! =) I was looking through your absolutely lovely blog, and saw this post... and oh my, I live not even two hours ago from Perry's Monument and Put-In-Bay. <3 I love the Ohio islands! They're definitely one of the best things my state has to offer. ;) So neat you've been there!*!*! You should go in Spring or Summer... so gorgeous and bustling.

    Have a blessed day in Him!*~