--Spend a few nights in Cleveland during the NBA playoffs. Check.
--Visit Pittsburgh. Check.
--Visit our Ohio and Nebraska families. Check.
--Walk a lot. Check.
--Visit lots of people: Cousins, friends from high school, and of course my Mom who graciously let us impose all summer (thanks, Mom). Lots of checks, but never as many as we want. And of course, half the time I forgot to take photos.
--Take a trip to Buffalo. Fully planned (including RV park reservations and brew pub suggestions from our Buffalo nephew) but not checked.
--Visit Washington, DC; Manhattan; and a few other places east. Never got past the wish list stage.
Cancelled travel plans were due to our dog, Cooper, getting too sick to travel or leave behind. But we had a good vet (my brother) nearby and are staying at Mom's where Cooper didn't have to go up and down steps. So all is well dog-wise. And as the 21 blog posts I've made since we arrived in Ohio indicate, we still did a lot -- plus a whole lot more. The photos below are of some of the the not-already-posted-about things we've done.
|A happy Afghan strutting his stuff at the Lorain County Kennel Club Show in rural and pretty Henrietta, Ohio. We'd never been to a dog show before and it was fun.|
|We discovered the Vermilion Valley Winery in Henrietta, pictured above, and the Jilbert Winery in Valley City. I've read that northeast Ohio has more wineries per square mile than any other area of the US, and they do seem to be popping up all over.|
|My cousin Rocky, second from left, and his wife Diane, hosted Jim, me and my Mom at their pretty home in Vermilion, Ohio. Their house backs up to a creek close to where the creek ends at lake Erie. Lovely.|