Posted By RichC on August 1, 2007
We enjoyed being out of touch on an extra long weekend these past few days with my family celebrating my parent’s 50th Wedding Anniversary. Its is wonderful mile-marker for mom and dad which provides both my brother and me with an excellent marriage example. Our families booked a semi-surprise long weekend at The Water’s Edge Retreat bed and breakfast (highly recommended) on Kelley’s Island, a place my parents had visited a few years ago. This area in northwestern Ohio area holds fond memories for our family as my mother’s parents (my grandparents) rented cottages on Marblehead years before I was born as well as after. I spent my first 16 years growing up on Lake Erie’s western basin, most of them about 25 miles east of Toledo, and my wife and I spent our pre-children summers sailing from our dock in Vermillion and then Huron to the islands every weekend (followed by limited trips after our children were born). Kelley’s Island was our favorite ‘quiet escape’ … and one we enjoyed revisiting.
The weather was perfect each day, the red moon rose from the water’s promptly at 9:30PM each evening (photo above) and the uninterrupted time spent each day with my family was enjoyable. We visited a variety of restaurants and can recommend the The Village Pump for fresh local fish; I recommend buying buy the pound for the group and just ordering sides. We rode our ‘supplied’ bikes to Inscription Rock and the Glacier grooves, and spent some of Monday afternoon just playing on the beach … we had a nice time. If you live in Ohio and are looking for a quiet escape, consider Kelleys Island.
See Kelleys Island in Wikipedia