Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Lake Erie Bluffs

My cousin gave me the idea to start a bucket list before I move to Russia. Although I have no doubt that I will probably end up back in Cleveland when I return, I still thought it would be a cool idea to start a Cleveland Bucket list before I move just to get through the summer. My list is still in process and probably will be all summer, but the Lake Erie Bluffs was the first to be crossed off.

Last winter my grandma and I were driving through Perry on our way back from my cousins' house in Madison. We passed a sign for Lake Erie Bluffs, and I knew I wanted to stop by. Cleveland winters are pretty brutal, so I knew I had to wait until the weather got better to go. I hate doing things alone so I asked my friend Kelly if she was doing anything. She was with her boyfriend, Desi, but they both agreed to go. 

I honestly expected the park to be more spectacular, but I think I had an idea built up in my head about what it would look like. It was still pretty cool, but I'm a sucker for anything that has a good water view.
We walked down this small path that led out to the view above. There was a very steep hill down and we did want to risk it. As I was taking pictures a man and his four grandchildren came through so we moved over to let them through. They had snacks and fishing poles like they were ready to spend some time fishing. The grandfather carried each child down one by one. It was super cute.
The three of us were very indecisive on whether we wanted to stay or leave. We finally agreed to walk in another direction for a bit and found a path to the shore. We stood there and tried to skip rocks for a bit, but there was so much trash and wood that we didn't even try to walk down the shoreline.
What are some places you think I should add to my Cleveland Bucket List?


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