Relive Your Childhood at The Place Retro Arcade

Relive Your Childhood at The Place Retro Arcade

The Place Retro Arcade is like walking into a time capsule from your childhood. The retro games gave me so many fond memories and it was so fun to share these arcade games with my kids.

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Sunrise Views of Freighters Frozen in Lake Erie

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During a recent visit to the Sandusky area, we found out about freighters that were frozen in Lake Erie near the bay in Huron, Ohio.

 

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We immediately knew that we wanted to capture some shots of the freighters before and during sunrise. The first challenge was finding a close location to view them from.

 

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Our first location involved a large fence and huge, giant, mounds of snow.

 

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But….that didn’t stop us from taking pictures.

 

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Our second location got even better.

 

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Our final vantage point gave even better views along with the sunrise in site.

 

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Thanks to my fellow travel bloggers (Far Flung Travels, Shalee Wanders, The Traveling Praters and Happiness is a hot pierogi) for joining me on this early morning adventure.

 

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The views were worth the early wake up.

Snowshoe Trek to Lake Erie from Sawmill Creek Resort

 

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During our visit to the Sandusky area, we had perfect weather for a snowcation. The snow was falling down slowly and it felt like we were walking around inside a snow globe.

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Frozen Views of the Ohio River

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There are some situations that you have to take advantage of in that moment, otherwise you could miss out on them forever.

 

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How many times do we see something and think that we will get back to it only to discover that we forgot about it or we no longer have time to do it or that the moment is no longer there.

 

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I was faced with one of those moments on my way to Sandusky, Ohio. I was driving across the bridge from Northern Kentucky into Cincinnati, Ohio and I noticed how incredible the Ohio River looked frozen over. I was on my way out of town and I knew that there was a good chance that this scene would not be waiting for me when I returned so I decided to quickly deviate my route and take a few minutes to get a few shots of this incredible wonder.

 

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I grew up in the area and this is not a scene that I can recall many times in my lifetime.

 

 

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I still arrived at my destination on time….but first I had to stop for one more frozen view. This time it was to see 98% frozen Lake Erie in the backyard of Sawmill Creek Resort.

 

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Hope you get to take a little time to enjoy the view where you are.

Hours of Fun at the World’s Largest Children’s Museum – The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

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The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis was on my list to take the boys to for a while. During a visit to Indianapolis, we worked a visit into our schedule.

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Jump, Zipline and Climb Indoors at ZipCity

Jumo, Zipline, and Climb Indoors at ZipCity

ZipCity boasts the title of “The Only Indoor Trampoline, Zipline and Rock Wall Park on Earth.”  It’s a great place where fitness is FUN! My family was really excited about trying out all of the activities available at ZipCity.

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32 Rooms of Books at The Book Loft of German Village

32 Rooms of Books at The Book Loft of German Village

I love discovering unexpected places during my travels. During a visit to Columbus, my coworker and I decided to walk around the German Village neighborhood after a visit to The Thurman Cafe.  I like to have a few places to visit ahead of time but I also love doing a little on site research to find hidden gems.

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Pledge Your Love on the Purple People Bridge

Pledge your love at the Purple People Bridge

The Newport Southbank Bridge known as the “Purple People Bridge” has now become an area where couples pledge and secure their love for each other forever by “locking up their love” with a lock on the bridge.

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Places to visit in Santa Claus, Indiana

Places to visit in Santa Claus, Indiana

Santa Claus,Indiana is a great destination if you are looking for a city that LOVES Christmas.  They love it so much that they named their town after Santa.  The town was forced to come up with a new name after they were declined by the USPS for choosing a name that was already established.  The town’s new name was inspired by a boy at a Christmas Eve service who thought he heard Santa’s bells and shouted, Santa Claus.  An elder declared that the new name of the town would be “Santa Claus” and all of the residents agreed.  In 1933 the town began the process of adding unique attractions.

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