Lake Erie, a Movie and Ice Cream!

Robby and I slept like babies (or rather not like babies...) Saturday night.  Well, you know what I mean...we were exhausted from traveling, so a good night's sleep did us wonders.  Sunday morning found Robby and Caitlin putting that loaf of Erie Sour Dough Bread that I had bought the day before to good use...

                                       Those two whipped up some yummy French Toast!

Kevin was scheduled to go into work that afternoon for a 23 hour shift so we left soon after breakfast to shop around town and have lunch with him before he had to leave.  After he left for work, Robby, Caitlin and I decided to take in a movie.  We went to see "The Odd Life of Timothy Green".  It was time for the movie to start when we raced across the shopping center to get out tickets.  The previews were still playing when we got in the theater but it was so packed that we had to sit on the second row!  With all of that said, I REALLY liked the movie.  It was so different but had a great message; go see it if you have the opportunity.  When the movie was over, it was time to do a little more exploring.  We decided to take that proverbial "Sunday Afternoon Drive".  And where better to take a drive to?  Why, Lake Erie (which was right down the street...), of course!

This is a huge park that overlooks Lake Erie.  There are picnic tables and grills all out there.  The weather was so mild that there were lots of people out enjoying their afternoon there.

We walked down the pier to get a better look at the Great Lake...













It had been a very long time since I had just been out for a Sunday afternoon drive; Caitlin had never even heard of such a thing! (Ouch!  Does that age me terribly?!)  But the weather was so nice and cool that we actually put the windows down in the car as we drove around and just took in the scenery.  And THEN...There it was!  What EVERY Sunday afternoon driver needs...

                    An ice cream cone!  I can't even remember WHEN I last had a dip cone.


As we were driving along, we suddenly noticed a little drive-in where people were sitting outside with their kids eating ice cream.  It was one of those old timey sort of places; so nostalgic.  There was even one of those neighborhood ice cream trucks sitting in their parking lots.

Sunday had been a great day here in Ohio with Caitlin.  She mentioned how much she just enjoyed having the company since she has not made any friends in the area yet.  We went to get a bite to eat for dinner and then headed back to her apartment to watch a little Food Network.  It was "almost" like old times.  Except for the fact that we would soon be leaving and I would once again be counting down the days until my next visit.  But Monday and Tuesday would prove to be VERY good days; with LOTS more to share...











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