The Beach, Shells & Sea Life

Day 13.  Yesterday was a beautiful day, temps in the 70’s and sunshine. It was a good day to go to the beach.  I love the white sand, easy to walk in and not hot on your feet.  The water was cool as it washed up on our feet at first, but then we got used to it.

It was interesting the way the shells washed up in groups along the shoreline-in waves. You can kind of see it in the picture below. We didn’t get to the beach until after lunch.  I think many of the prime shells had already been discovered, but I had fun collecting them anyway.  Today I will wash, dry and sort my collection.  Pictures will come later.


While we walked along the beach we watched the little birds, we called sandpipers, run up and down picking at the sand.  What were they looking for?

There was also a flock of seagulls (we think) along the beach.


We stopped to talk to others along the beach.  One family from this area had just moved back after living in Alaska.  They said they enjoyed this beach even more than the beaches they had been to in Hawaii.  Wow!  Who would have thought.

After our beach walk we went to the pier for an informational talk by a marine biologist.  We really enjoyed her presentation about the small creatures she had found at the shore to show us. We will definitely go to more of her presentations as they are offered.

Loving the lifestyle.

Until next time,



Vacation in Ohio



Indian Lake State Park, Lakeview, Ohio-site B062


We arrived at Indian Lake State Park in Lakeview, Ohio around 12:30 pm on Monday in time for lunch.  We left home at 8 am and with a stop 1/2 way for breakfast at Cracker Barrel in Maumee, Ohio. It made it an easy relaxing trip of only 158 miles.  I hope to keep all of our travel days under 200/250 miles.

The campground is huge with 443 nice size sites.  Our site was 50 amps and $27 per night with both sun and shade.  Water is available at the restrooms which were very nice and kept clean. Playgrounds are dispersed throughout the campground, each a little different from the others, which our grandson Wyatt thoroughly enjoyed.  Many campers brought their boats and fishing poles to enjoy.  A large pool is being built by the commissary that is scheduled to be finished later this summer.

A nice size sand beach was within walking distance from our site, which we enjoyed a few days later with our daughter Karen and her family and our grandson Tristan who drove down on Thursday night after work for a couple of days.

Karen and family came on Tuesday from Kentucky with their new to them pop-up camper and set up in the site next to ours.

It sure was good to see them again.  Our times together are too far apart.

Clyde watched the Stanley Cup playoffs while the grandkids played a game of Trouble.

We couldn’t believe how brave the squirrels and birds were.

We really enjoyed our week together with campfires every day and night.  The wood in our new box was just the right amount for our trip.  Thanks again Kevin for our box.  It worked perfectly.  I had the best corn on the cob cooked over the fire.  We hadn’t had it cooked like that in years.  My dad used to cook it that way for us.  Thanks Rob, it was delicious!

Sunday came too soon.  Time to say good-bye and head home.  Vacation wasn’t long enough.  Can’t wait until we are full-time!

Until next time,