Category Archives: Small towns

Mardi Gras in July – Fairport Harbor Mardi Gras Parade

On July 3, Andy and I got to participate in the annual Mardi Gras parade in Fairport Harbor, Ohio.  Fairport Harbor is generally a sleepy little town on Lake Erie.  It comes alive in summer thanks to it’s very lovely … Continue reading

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Hocking County – More than caves and trails

Hiking on trails and through caves is not the only thing to do in the Hocking Hills.  You can zip-line through the trees, canoe, kayak, horseback ride, rent an ATV or a bicycle.  We didn’t do any of those things. … Continue reading

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Mardis Gras Boat Parade, Fairport Harbor

Mardis Gras in New Orleans is long over but the fun goes on in Ohio.  The tiny town of Fairport Harbor hosted their own party on the shores of Lake Erie this weekend.  On one of the hottest, most humid … Continue reading

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Blank … with books

… that’s how my brain feels these days.  Trying to come up with ideas for posts and they are just not there.  I haven’t even been out with my camera lately.  I blame it partly on these “dark days” of … Continue reading

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Birthday Antiquing in Waynesville, Ohio

You may remember, last year I spent my birthday on the beach.   For my 50th birthday my husband took me to Vancouver, BC.  Alas, a trip of that magnitude was not in the cards  for this year, but that doesn’t mean I couldn’t … Continue reading

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A Market in the Country

Last Saturday we spent a pleasant few hours at the grand opening of a new market managed by a friend of ours.  It’s a lovely market in a beautiful setting,  located on a ridge on Route 84 between Perry and Madison, Ohio, not too far south of  Lake Erie.   There … Continue reading

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Chautauqua Lake, New York

After we were “wined-out” (see Wine-ing my way through New York), we continued over to Chautauqua Lake.  This was the first thing we saw: And then this: We parked in the public lot next to the Depot Museum in Mayville, … Continue reading

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Findley Lake, NY

A few weekends ago we had a chance for a little getaway.   We didn’t want to drive too far and searched for something interesting within a 2 hour drive from our home in Northeast Ohio.  We had driven through western … Continue reading

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My first job …

I was ruminating the other day about how my job today has some similarities to what I did on my first job in the 70’s.  Ruminations turned into an article about my job at a supermarket in our small town in … Continue reading

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