Sunday, July 19, 2009

A good time was had by all....

It must have been a good vacation because I came home tired. Tired, but happy. Giggling doesn't stop with menopause and I say thank goodness for that!

Four of us stayed in the summer home belonging to one friend's sister in Vermilion Ohio. The house is not the corner house on the lagoon, but the one to the right side of the picket fence where the boat and two jetskis are docked.

It is interesting to me that in Michigan, this water would be called a canal. Here it is a lagoon. It wasn't black though, so no creatures arose to scare us in the middle of the night. For those who didn't grow up watching cheesy horror movies, that was a reference to Creature from the Black Lagoon.

The four of us are friends from the internet. We've met a number of times over the last 5 years. A dear friend in Massachusetts is not able to travel but we took her along via her image on a popsicle stick. Here she is safely buckled into the back seat of my car.

She was a good passenger. She never once asked if we were there yet, and didn't need any potty breaks.

Vermilion is a small town on Lake Erie, not far from Sandusky, home of Cedar Point, a huge amusement park known for its roller coasters. Vermilion is quiet and scenic with old town charm in its small shops. We visited the light house and found a replica that was more proportionate to our Massachusetts friend's size, so we took her photo on the replica.

Here she is wading (if one can wade on a popsicle stick!) in Lake Erie.

You know the warnings about not talking to strangers? I don't know any strangers. Or at least no one stranger than I am. We asked three city workers if they would mind posing with our stick friend. They complied. I bet they talked about the weird Michigan women for most of the day afterward!

The four of us plus stick lady wandered in and out of shops. Exiting one shop, we saw a cute cop talking to a disgustingly pert and petite shop owner. We set out to distract him. It was a tough job, but we were up to it. After explaining to the officer what we wanted, he joined in the fun. He asked us to spell his name correctly, then spelled the name of his captain!

He really got into the idea and took out his cuffs next. He was such a good sport!

We visited the shoreline again that evening before returning to the house for cheese, wine and chocolate chip cookies. Ahhhh, does life get any better than that?

Tomorrow I will have a Vermilion related post for Blue Monday, and later in the week I will talk about the vineyard and basket company we visited.

Whatever you may be drinking as you read this, please raise your glass, cup, can or bottle and toast to girlfriends. Long may we giggle. Photobucket

1 comment:

Jerelene said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time..I loved all your pics and how sweet it was to TAKE your friend along :) That policeman was kind of cute;)
What a nice blog you have!
Blessings, Jerelene