No I didn’t make a typo in the title, this is the day when Jim and I declared our love for each other and our desire to live together forever and be interdependent. That was 13 years ago that Jim and I were married on the 4th of July – and I think it’s worked out quite well!It also means that it’s quite easy for us to remember our anniversary, and it’s also pretty easy to get away and find some interesting way to celebrate. This year, we are at a Thousand Trails park in Ohio called Kenisee Lake. We looked at the park website for any suggestions of cool things to do and found the Ashtabula, Carson and Jefferson Railroad that gives tourist rides on weekends.
You'd think we'd be sick of train sounds after our month at the Fairgrounds with something 85 trains ever day! But it was quite different when you're riding. Play this little video to hear.
That was fun! Then we were off to sample one of the many wineries around here. Interesting how they served the tasting ... in pre-poured one ounce glasses rested on a place mat with the wine names.
I much prefer the wineries where you stand at a bar and a person pours each sample into your glass wine glass. And I must say I prefer California wines to those we sampled in Ohio too. But I drank 'em all without complaints! And the weather and ambience was spectacular. Even live music on their patio area. A truly beautiful 4th of July weekend.
|The Beach at Lake Erie in Geneva by the Lake|
About 7pm the light was getting so pretty, we took a drive to another of the local attractions ... covered bridges. There's a dozen or more covered bridges in Ashtabula County. This is the longest one - or at least it was until the built a new longer one just a couple years ago.
Just an exquisite weekend! Now I'm packing up to fly to Florida for a few days. It's my Mom's 80th birthday and I want to be with her and do something nice. I will be taking a computer, but I probably won't blog - I'll let Jim have custody of the blog till next week!