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A Springtime Tease

Bob and I took advantage of this past weekend’s lovely weather.  We spent several hours both on Saturday and Sunday enjoying the abundant sunshine and warmer temperatures.  The temperature rose into the low 60s on Saturday.  It was a little cooler, with temperatures rising into the low 50s, on Sunday but still very nice day to be outdoors.

On Saturday Bob and I drove to Erie, where we spent several hours at Presque Isle State Park.  I wish we would have brought our bicycles with us.  I would have enjoyed riding our bicycles around the park, as we did one time last year.  Instead of riding bicycles, we drove around Presque Isle State Park.  We made several photo stops along the way.

_LG20381The Feather

We walked up the 100′ wooden deck for an overlook of the marsh on Presque Isle Bay.

_LG20383The Feather

_LG20384Someone shared their love story on the deck of The Feather.

_LG20386This is the view of the marsh on Presque Isle Bay from The Feather.

Our next stop was at the Perry Monument.

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Perry Monument

The Perry Monument is 101 feet tall and commemorates the victory of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry in the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10th, 1813.

_LG20402Seagulls at the Perry Monument

_LG20404Goose coming in for a landing at the Perry Monument

Our next stop was along Coast Guard Road, en route the North Pier.

_XZ80522Houseboats on Horseshoe Pond

_LG20407Close-up picture of one of the houseboats on Horseshoe Pond

_LG20412One of several seagulls flying over Horseshoe Pond

Our next stop was at the North Pier.

_LG20416North Pier Lighthouse

Our last stop at Presque Isle State Park would be at the Presque Isle Lighthouse.  Before arriving at that lighthouse, though, we made one other stop along the park road beside a swamp.

_XZ80523Presque Isle State Park Swamp

_LG20430Crow in a Tree at Swamp

Our last stop at Presque Isle State Park was at the Presque Isle Lighthouse.

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Presque Isle Lighthouse

_XZ80529Presque Isle Lighthouse Beach

On Sunday we spent the afternoon with our granddaughters, taking them on an outing to Allegany State Park near Salamanca, NY — the subject of my next blog post.

It was a wonderful weekend to be out and about…a tease for the Spring to come.

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