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We arrived late in the day at Ashtabula on the 18th, with the heat. It wasn’t a friendly area of the city and we didn’t see anything of the town, just tucked into the motor home and read and did paperwork, made a few phone calls until bedtime.
In the morning we lit out for Sandusky, staying away from the interstates, following Highway 6, 2, and 24, hugging Lake Erie. Having grown up on the Great Lakes, in the Upper peninsula of Michigan, I’m familiar with them but had not traveled anywhere near the south side of Lake Erie.
First, though, we threaded our way through Cleveland. An appealing place, with a pretty skyline and home of the Cleveland Browns.

A bit of Cleveland skyline through the window.

Got a passing shot at the Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Our first good glimpse of the lake, with a barely visible lighthouse out on a point.
Leaving Cleveland, I took a number of photos of the blue, beauty.

Below, the Huron River dumps into the Lake.

The drive was quite scenic, unhurried and uneventful.

I got a skewed picture of this old building where the owner has nicely allowed an old painted ad to remain. Its says, Honest Scrap. Below, that, 5 cents. Could be a pack of cigs. Our computers no longer contain a cents sign. Not much use for it.

An asphalt parking lot in front of a grocery store had nary a tree, but sported instead some electrical assistance with a generating windmill. I spotted three stand alones in as many days. I wish more businesses would to that.

Our last stop of the day, Sandusky. The American Legion Post 83 put us up for the night in their back lot. A huge place-the third largest in the U.S. It had a great restaurant and we enjoyed a nice dinner and good draft beer. We are on our way to visit friends of Jim’s on the Detroit River for a few days.

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Sandusky, Ohio

Jim says:

Yesterday Mary and I continued our journey towards Grosse Isle, Michigan on yet another hot and humid day.

Along the way we passed through Cleveland, Ohio.

Passing through Cleveland, Ohio.

Where we got our first sighting of Lake Erie.

Our first view of Lake Erie.

We ended our day’s travels at American Legion Post #83 in Sandusky, Ohio. This post is the largest American Legion Post in Ohio and the third largest in the nation.

American Legion Post #83

We are parked in their back parking lot trying to get a little shade from the trees.

Back parking lot.

Inside it’s a beautiful building. They have a great menu at very reasonable prices. Mary and I both enjoyed a tasty meal complete with soup, salad and two large draft beers for a grand total of $14.44!

We spent the remainder of the afternoon sitting in the shade of the trees reading our books. We expect to arrive at our destination of Grosse Isle, Michigan mid-afternoon today.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
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