Destination Erie.

A few weekends ago, I had an opportunity to spend an afternoon near Lake Erie with my roommate and her boyfriend’s family. I took it. Below are some images from the day-long trip.

I have a love-hate relationship with corn fields. They’re an integral part of Ohio’s landscape, but they’re also symbolism for big agriculture.

Nate’s parents have a small farm at their lakeside property. A dreamy combination: after an afternoon of weeding in the sweltering heat, go jump in the lake.

This oven is still operational.

Before we went out on the boat, we had a toast or two. They swore it would help with my allergies.

Amazing.

We took the boat out to a shallow area where we swam and had a few beers. Whenever the conversation would turn too serious, Nate’s dad would say, “Well, isn’t it a beautiful day.” And it was.

After we returned, we convened for dinner. Fresh pesto, mozzarella and tomatoes stole the show.

A sneak peek at their hop harvest.

The majority of our salad came from the yard.

Clams and linguine paired with brussels sprouts harvested earlier this year from the garden.

Oh, me oh my oh, it seems I love Ohio.

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3 thoughts on “Destination Erie.

  1. Cindy says:

    What were those things in pic #8? Real baby artichokes maybe? Tell, please!

  2. Shannon says:

    that is the best deer head mounting i have ever seen. Oh Ohio!

  3. Jill says:

    Cindy, I just saw your comment. Those are hops for brewing. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to taste them in a few months!

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