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I am married to the love of my life and am finally able to shower him with all of the attention he deserves. I am now retired and living the life here in Europe. I am an American, he is an Australian, and this is our second overseas address. The first was Shanghai, China and now Munich, Germany. Come along and live the life with us as we continue our adventure of discovering all Europe has to offer.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010


     I know much of the world is steaming under double digit and triple digit temperatures. Here in Ohio it has been much the same. So, due to sweltering under the heat, the family decided to take the kids to the beach for a picnic and a swim. I guess we weren't the only ones with swimming in mind. The beach was absolutely the most popular destination on Sunday. The beach of Fairport Harbor, on Lake Erie was just the respite we desired.

The water temperature was a cool 75 degrees and offered a welcome relief from the stifling heat.  The lake was not only cool, but picturesque.
Our granddaughter didn't want to leave the water. Swimming with her brothers and grandfather offered her a great deal of entertainment; that is until Papa decided to be the shark searching out his prey.....



Nico and Eli enjoy mucking about in the lake.  Eli is 11 and Nico is 7, but Eli is very good with his younger brother.

Honestly, boaters know how to party.  This beach was party central! 

Eli is on the lookout for roaming sharks (Papa).  Keeping a keen eye open, he is able to avert danger.

Just in case, the lifeguard was on the job protecting all of our swimmers.  All was well.

Speaking of lifeguards--they were everywhere!

No shortage of water sports in this harbor.  Wind surfing, kayaking, power boats, Seadoos, Party pontoon boats, and canoes all vied for the right of way.

Here comes that pesky shark again.  "Look out kids, he looks hungry!"

Good thing sharks don't like beautiful mermaids.  She's safe.

Does she look afraid?

Now, little boys are a different matter.  Swim, Nico, swim!

A good time was had by all.  However, one of the members of our family was not interested in the beach, the water, or any of the sports.  At 15, he was happy to text his friends and listen to his ipod.  Some things never change!


Jul said...

That water looks SO GOOD right about now...

Formerly known as Frau said...

Great beach shots....love your way of beating the heat...beats non AC Germany...enjoy your vacay with the Grandkids.

honeypiehorse said...

Wonderful pictures. Who know Ohio had such a great beach?

Michelle said...

Now that seriously looks like summer!! Nice photos - I really like the first one. It looks retro somehow - can't quite put my finger on why.