One of the first places we explored was the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. :-)
Lots of really great exhibits and although I took a ton of pictures, just going to feature a few highlights here.
This was our view over Lake Erie when we sat out on the deck for lunch. So relaxing and beautiful.
Not sure if Hayley's expression was the sun, confusion about Pink Floyd or the fact that I was constantly snapping pictures, lol.
My parents went with us on this trip and Jerry found it funny to see this shirt and directed it towards them. ;-)
After touring the museum we walked outside down by the water for a few minutes. Just enjoying the day.
Kathleen wanted to recreate the Titanic scene.....
It was a great day! We also took some time this summer to visit a park and enjoy some time outdoors.
We found shopping outlets in beautiful Aurora Ohio!
The girls and I along with my parents really enjoyed walking around and shopping here.
We are definitely in Amish country around these parts and we find it so interesting!
We also went and visited Lehman's store, my dad has always wanted to go there. So many great products, and it was so very crowded there on the weekend. Next time will try to go during the week.
They were having a special day when we were there so Kathleen was able to ride on a pony and see some animals.
We also took some time and stopped at the Smucker's store nearby to Lehmans.
The girls like to help me cook and bake and one day Hayley decided to make Skittles cupcakes!
Elvis guarded them carefully......
I love this little sign Kathleen made for Jerry, lol....
We also had smores... what is summer without them? ;-)
This was originally our only way to make them and then we decided to buy a fire ring!
We let the girls write in the concrete and put their hand prints in with the date.
We also have a place nearby to pick fresh blueberries!!!! So yummy fresh off the bush!
Hayley so stylish picking blueberries :-)
We celebrated Jerry's birthday in our new house! Love Kathleen's expression here... the candles got carried away! LOL
We also finally got to Cedar Point! We purchased season passes so we could go as often as we like all season, we've also taken friends with us when they have come to visit.
Kathleen loves her claw machines.... she will watch YouTube videos of how people win for hours!
Hayley is our thrill seeker.... loves the roller coasters! Her and Jerry rode the Mantis together, a roller coaster that you are standing up during the whole ride!
Kathleen and I watched! LOL
They have a lot of great shows there too. This was a country one we went to see.
Beautiful shot of the lake as we were leaving.
Kathleen is still making amazing creations with her Rainbow Looms!
Still has Elvis and Owen by her side....
She was totally excited to find out our local grocery store had miniature carts! Always eager and ready to help out. Oh and did I mention in Ohio you can get alcohol just about everywhere?.....including grocery stores!
We also visited the Air museum.... lots of interesting history there. Hayley's boyfriend and family were with us and had suggested the visit. A friend of theirs is a tour guide there.
Everyone was pretty tired on the way home and I turned around to snap this photo of Hayley and Ian......
We also started tackling the garden.... my dad is quite knowledgeable about plants, trees, etc. so he was out there with the girls showing them things and trying to weed through the overgrowth. Our home was empty 6 months before we bought it. Next year we hope to have a successful garden!
We have our work cut out for us! LOL
Hayley has an amazing sense of humor and personality....she is always making us laugh!
She was happy her friend Breanne could come out and spend a week with us this summer.
Miss them and everyone back home very much!
Have a fabulous week! Going to catch up on my blog reading today and try to destress a bit! Hope to blog more tomorrow....because this regular posting thing has been tricky lately.... ;-) Bear with me!
Thanks for reading all the way through this long post!