Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Trip to Ohio - Day 1

ROAD TRIP! I love road trips. I've been on many. Most were not planned well, and that is basically the point of a road trip, in my eyes anyway...

The rough draft of the trip was to drive from Illinois to Ohio, which was to take about 5 hours. We were meeting some folks I had become friends with, via the world wide web, on a nature photo site I have belonged to for a few years. The neat thing about the site was the friends I have made, so meeting them in person was a thrill. More on them in the coming posts...

Our first stop on the trip was the Indiana Dunes. I had been there as a child, but remember very little. This place was interesting. The sand was everywhere...



They call this "hill" Devils Slide.





We walked the beach looking for shorebirds, but found only seagulls. Chicago's skyline is in the horizon.



The water wasn't as pretty as I expected, but... we visited many "Dunes" and found much prettier the more north we went up Lake Michigans banks. More on that later...

We drove until we hit Ohio and found a Hotel. We were to meet our friends at 9:30 in the morning at Marblehead Lighthouse. "Jack" is a lighthouse connaiseur and this particular one is his favorite. It was the perfect place to meet.

Note: Pictures to be posted on Friday. Why not tomorrow? I've got Cubs tickets for thursdays game! Sorry! Why not prepost?
Quality, my friends...Haste makes... well, crappy posts.

4 comments:

The Birdlady said...

Very cool, to meet up with www friends - we had hoped to do that on this FL trip, but got behind and had to miss out.
Those dunes are something else!

Bird Girl said...

Looks like a wonderful place! And so glad you got to meet with your internet friends. Look forward to more!!!

Shellmo said...

How fun to meet your blogger friends - there are so many nice people out there! Your dune photo was postcard perfect!

jalynn01 said...

I have to say it agan.. I just love this banner with the geese flying over the water!! I wouldn't want to walk in those dunes, my legs are getting tired thinking of it!! Nice photos.