Who We Are

We sold our home in June, 2007, and spent the next 7 1/2 years traveling full time in a Cross Roads Fifth Wheel. (We had been traveling during our summers for several years before going full time.) We loved the full-time lifestyle! Each summer we spent a month or two volunteering in State Parks, first in Indiana at McCormick's Creek State Park, near our family, then in later years as the grandchildren got older, at the Bluewater Lake State Park in New Mexico. We spent 6 months each winter at Cactus Gardens RV Resort in Yuma, AZ, where I worked mornings in the park office. The remaining months were spent on the road, seeing this great country of ours. Our favorite places are our National Parks. Anita loved photography and the freedom of digital photography, taking sometimes hundreds of photos in a day. We hiked as much as our legs will allow. We also really enjoyed square and round dancing as we travel across country, and meeting all the wonderful people who dance and/or travel.

But as in all things, there comes a time for change, and we decided it was time to create roots once more. In the fall of 2014, we purchased a home in Cactus Gardens, and in the spring of 2015, sold the 5th wheel. Anita also retired in the spring. We will continue to travel each summer, but for a shorter period of time. We hope to continue blogging about those trips, but it will obviously be on a more limited basis than in the past.

Please explore our past posts if you are interested in traveling this great country. You'll find an index in the left column. We hope you enjoy our blog, and appreciate all comments

Monday, October 1, 2012

East Harbor State Park, Ohio

east harborEast Harbor State Park sits right on the edge of a small peninsula of Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie.

Had we realized all there was to see in the immediate area, we would have planned more than one night.  As it was, we arrived near the weekend, and the site was only available for the night.

We parked the RV and went for a drive.

The bedrock here has been covered by at least three massive continental glaciers in ancient times.  As the mammoth glaciers moved in from the north, they gouged deep tracks in the bedrock.  The glaciers were well over a mile thick here, and when they were finally gone, the Great Lakes had been created.

Here you can still walk on the tracks left by the glaciers.



There is a nice beach in the park.  A few sunbathers were enjoying the afternoon.P1260736

An attractive State Park just down the road has Marblehead Lighthouse as its focal point.


We did not ascend to the top, but did enjoy the surrounding grounds and small museum.  The lighthouse was built in 1821 and stands 65 feet tall.  Still operational, the flashes from its beacon every 6 seconds can be seen from 11 nautical miles away.  The nearby cottage houses the museum.





We stopped at a local orchard where we purchased fresh sweet corn and locally grown peaches for our dinner. Ummmmm.


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