Saturday, January 31, 2009

Labor Day Excursion.

After leaving Vermillion, we traveled east on U.S. Highway 6 towards the city of Lorain, Ohio. The sun was sinking lower in the sky, and sunset was within a couple of hours. Once we arrived in Lorain we found Lakeview park along Lake Erie fairly easily. The park in itself was perfect. It was full of all the amenities you could every want for a summer family getaway.
Check out their website below for a full description as well as some site history.
http://www.loraincountymetroparks.com/index.html
(Be sure to go to the parks link on the left and choose Lakeview park)

Both the Lorain East Breakwall light and Lorain Lighthouses are visible offshore from this beach.


Lorain Lighthouse

After we walked along the beach for a while, we stopped at an interesting find. They had the playground right on the beach! Taylor loved it! When we took a break from playing we continued walking around the 20+ acre grounds.
Taylor also found the large water fountain in the center of the park. We knew we were in trouble when she kept getting closer and closer to the wall. It was a warm day, why not?


Taylor getting sprayed by the water fountain


She kinda looks like a wet puppy, and yeah, we had to lead her away too!

Another attraction to the park was the beautiful rose garden. The Historic Lakeview Park Rose Garden is full of more than 250 rose bushes with countless varieties. We almost missed the sunset because we were so taken by the garden.


beautiful roses throughout


The perfect ending to a perfect day. The sunset over the lake was breathtaking. Unfortunately for me, when it was time to start snapping photos, the sun sank into the lake like a weight was tied to it.


the last sliver of visible sun- sinking into the lake

Until the next adventure...

5 comments:

lisaschaos said...

Taylor looks very happy! Love the lighthouse! :)

Jo said...

LUV YOUR BLOG AND PICS, I LIKED YOUR "SONGS" SO GOOD I EVEN BORROWED-OVER THE RAINBOW,I'M YOURS AND ISLAND IN THE SUN. BLESSINGS TO YOUR FAMILY.
TAKE MORE ADVENTURES AND MORE PICS. HAVE FUN.
EACH DAY IS A GIFT. HEY, MAYBE ONE DAY YOU MIGHT EVEN TRY HUNTING, DUCKS,DEER,ETC.....
JO FROM GEORGIA

Vicente B said...

Thanks for visiting my site. I love lighthouses, actually on my spanish blog, there is a link for an only lighthouses blog. Your daughter seems a very lively person, my daughter is already 17, and I missed when she was like yours. She is nice also now, but those old days were wonderful as well... Regards from the far Mediterranean

Lightkeeper said...

How fun to find your site since you found mine (which seques off from lighthouses often I've noticed). I used to live in Lorain and it sure was fun to see the lighthouse that I used to see out the window. If you're looking for one to visit, I recommend Sherwood Pt in Wisconsin - and all over Door County. We're keepers every few years at the New Dungeness Lighthouse in Sequim, WA - anyone can join but your child has to be six! Maybe that can be your next adventure :-).

christyzee said...

that sounds terriffic! I will have to but both of those on my "to do" list! Thanks for the suggestions!