Next year will be our 25th wedding anniversary, and it will be absolutely great. This year was great on a smaller scale. Jon and I love the water and while he likes good fish, it is my favorite food. Okay, I have others I really enjoy like seafood, curries, pumpkin, peach, apricot and good quality sausage comestibles, but when I dine out; it's something out of the water.
Kemil Beach in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan 24 years ago when he asked me to marry him. This is Lake Erie. Lake Erie has a much different feel to it than Lake Michigan. This lake has very little sandy beach area and is primarily rocky on its coast. But water, large bodies of water whether they be fresh or salt water are in my opinion one of this earths greatest providers of pleasure and peace. I spent much of my childhood in Japan and the eastern coast of, Maryland. Most of my adult life has been by Lake Michigan. I never tire of the water. I am always overwhelmed by its power and majesty. I like Wallace Steven's quote, “Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container.” When I am by water I become the best version of myself because I know God's love for me is more vast and powerful than all the earth's water harnessed. In fact, He created the water for me. When I stand and take in its awesome wonder I realize my potential is limited to what I give myself to; and I gave my self to God.... the God of this universe that with a few words created that water. What could He do with me if I showed unrestrained courage and operated in unwavering faith?
I thought this was nice. We were there to celebrate the day we were married, September 22, 1989; Sandusky helped us commemorate that. This clock keeps perfect time and the date is changed everyday.
This picture does not do justice to how lovely this raised floral garden with fountain and statue really is. I like how it is perfectly placed lining up with the county courthouse.
This is a close up of the statue of the boy with the leaking boot. Apparently, there are several of these around the country and here is a little history on that if you would care to read it.
Having had a satisfying lunch we set about driving over the Edison bridge to, Port Clinton.
Water and fish make a perfect day for us.
Sigh, swoon, dream.
Repeat above sentiment........ and dream some more.
Heading back over the bridge.
Thank you for joining me on this little trip. It was a wonderful and peaceful day. Where do you like to spend a day to truly enjoy yourself? Where do you go to feel like the best version of yourself?