|A new adventure: we can cross Ohio off our list of states visited!|
|In Kirtland, OH visiting the Newel K. Whitney store.|
|Lake Erie. We were far enough north that our hotel TV had Canadian channels. Sooo close!|
|Mercifully I remembered to pack a few crayons, paper and snacks to make the boat ride a little more fun.|
|Kate always wanted to snuggle up with Evelyn.|
|Watching out ferry's window.|
|Paddling past Cedar Point and a lot of other expensive boats.|
|Watch out everyone! Jack's on the road with a golf cart!|
|The pattern in the rocks carved by countless years of being scraped by a glacier slowly moving through the area.|
South Bass island apparently is home to the largest known geode so we "toured" it by taking a staircase down, crunching together with the other patrons (trying not to touch the crystals so we didn't forever marr them with our oily skin!), snapped a few photos, gawked, then headed back up.
Though we were determined to swim, we managed to arrive right as an algae bloom showed up. Oh, well. I remember being told how filthy Lake Erie was in elementary school so I wasn't too disappointed. We zipped over in our golf cart to the Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial instead.
Though we didn't get to ride to the top due to a long line of other people also wanting to ride to the top, we did admire the history of the island (it was pretty pivotal in the War of 1812). There was even a guy there demonstrating some of the weaponry of the era.
|A windy ride back to shore!|
|During it's time, the Kirtland Ashery was equivalent to a million dollar business.|
|An important (and original) building in church history: the N.K. Whitney & Co. store.|
|The Kirtland Temple.|
|A piece of ancient papyrus scroll, translation now found in The Pearl of Great Price.|
|Vacations are hard work!|
|Posing on an old anchor.|