Home again

August 28, 2008 at 10:59 pm Leave a comment

We just arrived home from our trip around the Great Lakes region. I had noble intentions of posting while on the road, even web-sizing photos as we went along, but somehow always came up short on time for writing. So I’m doing it now, as the daunting task of unpacking and getting ready to return to work for one day before the Labor Day weekend looms over my head, and I — as always — skillfully ignore it.

As you might imagine, we took loads of photos and it will take some time to go through them. And although I’ve got stories floating in my head, it will take some time to put my thoughts, reflections and revelations into words. So in the meantime, here is a photo sampler and general outline of our trip.

First, we visited Laurel Caverns in Pennsylvania on our way to Cleveland, Ohio, for our first overnight stop and too-short visit with Aunt Therese and Uncle Kevin.

We then made a brief stop at Ohiopyle Falls, also in Pennsylvania. It’s possible we’ll be back here eventually for camping, combined with a trip to Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob, both of which are nearby.

On Day 2, we visited the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We could easily have spent hours there, but had to get going…

Because a load of water fun was waiting for us just an hour away at Uncle Jeff and Aunt Stephanie’s lake house! But more on that later.

It wasn’t until Day 3 that we finally made our way to our main destination, and quite possibly my favorite place: Grandma and Grandpa’s house in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan.

And although we enjoyed bonfires and bonfire one-upping at Therese and Kevin’s, and Jeff and Stephanie’s (we are a bonfire-loving family), I must say the one we enjoyed here outdid them all. But more on that later.

Three (or four? My sense of time is a bit distorted by now) days later — and all too soon — we were back on the road, starting the home stretch. Only this time we traveled back through Canada, stopping one night in North Bay, Ontario (but arriving too late to do any exploring), and then headed to our final destination…

Niagara Falls, Ontario AND New York…and in between.

But more on that later.


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