Tuesday Tidbits #184 The Sun Kissed the Shore

Clippety clop, clippety clop… that’s what I have heard outside our bedroom window each morning this week. The horse hooves on the pavement pulling the Amish Buggy of men to their work location. Oh, how I treasure that sound… it’s moments like these that we have to stop and absorb… take time to pause and relish the moment.
This is not the actual buggy that drives by… I took this picture in Amish Country located in Ohio.

What a pleasing way to start our Tuesday. Welcome Friends!

The Victorian Princess docked at Dobbin’s Landing by the Bicentennial Tower on the Bay on Lake Erie at Erie, Pennsylvania.

It’s been a fabulous week of living life and loving every bit of it! Folks… Retirement is Amazing! We try to enjoy the local places around us as often as possible. I guess you can say we “Love Living Local.” Our local news station has a commercial that plays a song or better yet a jingle that sings just that. Some of the lyrics are…

“There’s no where else I’d like to be. It’s the only kind of air I want to breath. I’m living local and it’s everything to me. We’re Loving Living Local!” ~Nexstar Media Group

There’s just something about savoring the views, the towns, the places, and the things all around us. We did just that this week. We booked a sunset dining cruise on the Victorian Princess with friends. It’s a paddle wheel boat that cruises the Bay on Lake Erie at Erie, Pennsylvania.

Perry Monument from the boat. This monument was constructed in 1926 to commemorate Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and his men for defeating the British in a battle in the War of 1812 in Sandusky, Ohio. But it is here, at Presque Isle Bay and Little Bay where he brought back the warships for repair and to get medical help for his crew. Little Bay was later renamed Misery Bay because so many of his crew died.
The North Pier Lighthouse has been guiding ships into the harbor since 1858.
The North Pier Lighthouse on the bay.
The paddles on the back of the boat.
Sweet Man walking the side of the boat. Not the Plank!
This is a dry dock for repairs of large boats. Freighters and other Vessels of the Great Lakes come to get repaired here. The USS Cod that is docked in Cleveland, Ohio was towed here to be repaired.
One of many marinas.

A great evening was had as we cruised the bay.

Lovely Friends!
Bicentennial Tower

All the while we watched the sun begin to kiss the shore.

As we left the boat the beauty continued.

Look at those sun rays!
As the commercial jingle goes…
“There’s something so real about living local. About the people and the places where we live. There’s a pride around here that’s been growing with the years. And I know without a doubt I’m not alone. It’s all the reasons why we call it home. We love living local!” ~Nexstar Media Group

Thank you for joining us for another Tuesday Tidbits. We appreciate you stopping by. Wishing all of you a wonderful week ahead. It’s the last week in July so whatever you have planned… make every day count.