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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Heading to the PARTY ISLANDS......

Remember that dream bathing suit I just bought?
It's in the suitcase!




Jersey has it shores and Ohio has it's islands......
We're heading to our neighboring state of Ohio to recover from not doing our regular beach vacation, to rejuvinate from our back-to-college experience, to take in some end-of-summer fun and to soothe our empty nesting blues.....

Yes, we're packed up and heading to the Erie islands!
To be more precise....we will be staying in the resort town of Port Clinton ---a place where Carmen uncovered several quaint wineries, restaurants, shops and places to visit on his business travels. There's one winery-gourmet restaurant that I'm truly looking forward to---in fact, I'm getting butterflies just thinking about it....Carmen tells me I will love it! So, of course--I just can't wait to experience it for myself.
We'll also be visiting the little-known enclaves of Catawba Island, and Kelley's Island.
We're staying at a resort in Port Clinton for a few days and then at a little B&B Carmen has been promising we would visit together for a few years now. I can't tell you how thrilled I am. You would think I'm going on a million-dollar vacation. And, I'm only going to Ohio.....!
When we tire of the quaintness and romance of Port Clinton, we will take a jet boat to Put-In-Bay---home of the world's longest bar--an island where the party is always in high gear or we will meander to one of the tamer islands to take in the sites. And, when we need to leave the party or stop the merry-go-round of island life--we'll just hop on that jet boat and go back to the the quaintness and romance....

We've got lots of plans to do a lot of nothing or a lot of something....
We'll figure it out when we get there!

Now do you know why I am not crying the empty nester blues?


I'll see you next week.....

9 comments:

Band Groupie said...

Great plan...I'll have to remember that when I'm an empty nester...maybe in four years LOL! Have fun and drink too much!

Nawlinz Lady (Dee) said...

Sounds glorious Judi

Amy said...

Ahhhh, my old stomping grounds! Try and catch a Pat Daley show while you're there - the Jimmy Buffet of the midwest. :)

And remember, what happens at Put-In-Bay stays at Put-In-Bay! Have tons of fun!

tessierose said...

Have fun, love all the links! And be sure to post a pic in your fab swimsuit!

Eileen, Founder, Organizer, Mayor and Chief Cook And Bottle Washer of the Anger Management Girls. said...

Ha, you aren't wasting any time!! Bye kids, see ya later. No Toni, there is nothing pink left to buy in the tri-state area. We gotta go now.....bye!!!!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your well deserved vacation. Be safe and enjoy each other.

Hugs, Lucy

Jo said...

Have fun Judi! Lots of music, wine, and places to hang out. Supposed to be a great weekend weather-wise!

Do as much or as little as possible! Just remember if you don't catch the Jet Express on the last ride, you're stuck overnight! Have fun!

Jody V said...

Hope you and Carmen have a great time! In fact...I know you will!!

Jody and Frank

Bonnie said...

Hope you have a blast. Can't wait to hear all about it.