July 29, 2007

welcome to my island :)

***UPDATED: Originally posted on 6/22/07. I finally took the time to go in and fix the pictures that didn't upload. Enjoy! :) ***

My family and I spent last weekend at one of my favorite places on earth. I picked my favorite pictures and still came up with a lot! So, I've uploaded them small, but if you click on them, they are REALLY big. The better to see them with, my dear. :) So, sit back, grab a drink, kick off your shoes, and enjoy my virtual tour of our vacation.

This is the monument on Put-In-Bay, Ohio. It was put up to commemorate the Battle of Lake Erie which took place during the War of 1812. My son kept singing the line, "You are my strong tower, shelter when I'm weak" from the praise song we hear on the radio. Too cute!

The Ferry

Here is my family at the back of the ferry that is taking us to the island. That's my mom, my husband, and he's holding my son. My daughter is in front of my husband. Oh, and that's my husband's other woman, his red Jeep. :)

Here's the superstar AKA my daughter. She likes when I take pictures in black and white. She said she is gazing out at the water. Gazing.

The House

Now before you go and think we are rich or something, we did not stay here. We camped at the state park located on the island. But, I will tell you that this is my new house (if only in my dreams). I scoured the island and this is my favorite. Look at the next couple of pictures and you'll know why.
This is the back of my new house (wink,wink). It is BEAUTIFUL, even if I do say so myself.
And this. This is why I found my perfect house. This is the view from my back yard. Can you believe it? Who gets so lucky as to have THIS as their back yard view. Sigh. I would just die. Okay, not really, but it would be really awesome.


I was thinking of you blogger friends while I was on my vacation. I snapped this picture of my family. Everyone is in it except me and my son. From left to right, let me introduce you to my father-in-law, my daughter, my mom, my husband, my mother-in-law, my brother-in-law, and his soon-to-be wife (my soon-to-be sister!!).

One of the fish they caught. It had such pretty colors on it. Click on it and see!

Grandpa and his little buddy. I think they are taking a hook out of a fish. (YUCK!)


Thank you, husband, for getting this picture from the base of the monument. As you can see, the main mode of transportation on the island is golf cart. But beyond that, LOOK at that water. Ahhhh...
My absolute favorite place on the island. At one end of the island, there is a point. Beautiful. Pure bliss for me.

This is my daughter at the same point at dusk. Look at the reflection of the sky in the water. Priceless.
Same point. My daughter, my son, my husband, and that beautiful water.

This is at the state park dock as the sun sets. Isn't that wonderful? This is my desktop picture these days.

These are the two types of birds that I took a lot of pictures of. We don't have these birds where I live. They are really neat. Both make me think of the blue water.

So we are home now and mostly unpacked. I sure miss my blue water though. I hope to go again soon! Maybe one day, I can even live there! That would be so awesome to me.

I hope you enjoyed your virtual vacation! I know I enjoyed reliving it again. :)

8 rays through the fog:

Jacques Cousteau said...

What about the pictures of my BIG FISH! Oh I forgot, it's not about that for you.

Judith said...

I so enjoyed this. Glad you got such a pleasant break. But I'd watch out for that "other woman", the jeep. Some say they last for hundreds of thousands of miles.

Scratchin' the Surface said...

Looks like you had a great time, and we always, when we're traveling, pick out the house we'd buy if we could. You picked a dandy. xoxo

Annabelle said...

Wow, I absolutely LOVE those sunset pictures! They are beautiful! I've never been to Put-in-Bay, but I've been up there before!

Diane J. said...

Gorgeous pictures, Andrea! Just lovely. :-)

Have a wonderful week!

Love and hugs,


Toni in the Midst said...

I lived in northern OH most of my life (less one year in San Francisco). P-I-B is one of our favorite places as well. Dh and I took the kids there every year until last year when we moved to IN.

One of my best friends from highschool had a summer home on PIB. Oh, the fun times my friends and I used to have staying there in the summer (their cottage's "front" yard faced Rattlesnake Island; what a view.)

Did you see the ruins of the Hotel Victory? Its history is fascinating. And how about the glacier grooves? They were small but neat to see.

It was fun to go back virtually. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Barb said...

Beautiful photos - just gorgeous. That house is amazing. I can't imagine being lucky enough to have that view from my back yard.

Looks like you had a wonderful vacation!

Diane J. said...

Hi again, Andrea. :-)

Yes, my bathroom rug survived, but it had to dry out, and the inspection is over for another year, praise the Lord!

Love and hugs,


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