I was able to spend the new year with my husband in Toledo Ohio. His company flew me out for the weekend. I must say, I couldn't have had a better time. We spent part of the eve at a sucky pool hall with crappy service. When we finally decided to blow that popsicle stand, we headed to Port Clinton to watch their claim to fame -Wiley Walleye being dropped from a giant tower. It isn't a real Walleye...just a giant replica. Believe it or not, we had a great time! It didn't matter what we did ~ as long as we were together! Sunday, we got up and drove 5 hours to Niagra Falls. My mom and her best friend just happen to be in the area visiting relatives out that way so we met them up at the falls. Very beautiful ~ but I hope we get to go back in warmer weather! Sunday, we just spent time together. It was short, but very enjoyable. I was depressed when I got home ~ I hope he gets to come home and spend some time with us soon!
One of our stops was in Marblehead, Ohio on a small penisula on Lake Erie. We went to the Marblehead lighthouse ~ my first lighthouse ever!
I really would love to return to the area to spend a little more time exploring. We were planning on taking a ferry across to Kelly Island. However, the ferry wasn't running due to 'gale-force' winds. That is never something you hear around the midwest!
Overall, a great time was had by all. The trip made me miss my husband even more. He is funny to talk to on the phone right now; he's been in the North since the middle of December and he is beginning to lose his Southern accent. I told him he needs to call his best friend's wife (who is from Arkansas) just to get it back!
Okay, I have finally gotten an evening where I can go to bed a little early so I think I am going to do just that!