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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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Fun in the parks! Lake Metroparks Adapted Programs

One of the gems here in Lake County, Ohio, is our Lake Metroparks system.  Great places to hike, play and swim are minutes away from our homes.  Each season they publish Parks Plus!, a big book of programs and activities … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Photos

This photo challenge was, well, challenging!   My family had a lot of fun this year.  We only left Ohio twice, and even then we just went over the border into Pennsylvania.  We went to a lot of beautiful and … Continue reading

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SALT Market Place and Cook Show – and a BIG Surprise!

Have you ever watched The Chew on TV?  I have always wanted to go to the show and be one of the lucky few who get to sit at the “special” table and sample the chefs’ creations.  Last week, I … Continue reading

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Glee Thriller at Lake Metroparks Halloween Hayride

First of all, in my opinion, Lake Metroparks is one of the gems of Lake County, Ohio.  Most of you know my son Andy.  Andy has Down syndrome and while he could participate in many park activities and visits the … Continue reading

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Summer Graduation

Before we headed into the Hocking Hills we had something to celebrate.  Dana, my husband, finished up 18 grueling months of a Masters in Business Administration and now it was time to graduate and party! My whole family, Dana’s mom … Continue reading

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County Fair!

It’s county fair time in Ohio!  Most are already over, a few are still to come.  Dana and I went to the Lake County fair on Thursday evening.  Our county fair is different from those in very rural counties.  Lake … 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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Erie Bluffs – A long walk to a small spot

Just a few miles beyond the eastern border of Ohio is Pennsylvania’s newest state park, Erie Bluffs.   Dana and I found Erie Bluffs about a year ago when we were touring area wineries.   On that trip we only visited the lower section of the park, … Continue reading

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Downhill Fun

First of all, I have to tell you that I ruined Andy for snow sports long ago.  When he was still a baby, I sent him down a very small slope at my parents house on a sled, he was … Continue reading

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