A Sail on General Patton’s Private Yacht When and If at Put-in-Bay

When and If

It’s not everyday when you get an invite to sail on General Patton’s private yacht When and If, so when that invite comes you say yes immediately, throw on comfy clothes, drive three hours to Northern Ohio at Put-in-Bay, and climb aboard! The When and If  tall ship has received a gorgeous overhaul and will be soon ready to sail around the world- and our sail on Lake Erie was only a taste of the excitement to come! The History Behind When and If General George S. Patton had big dreams…

Sunday Snapshots: Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve #SundaySnapshots #LakeErieLove

Do you love exploring your own backyard? And by backyard, I mean your own state or city? Travel is so advanced these days that it’s a snap to jump on a boat or plane to the other side of the world, so I consider visiting spots in my home state “the backyard”. Today’s Sunday Snapshot is from Sheldon Marsh Nature Preserve in Huron, OH. Located in Erie County (and only a few minute’s drive from Cedar Point), the preserve and contiguous wetlands are part of only a small amount of…

Exploring The World’s Largest Geode at Put-in-Bay

I have been an avid fan of crystals and geodes since I was in grade five and my parents took me to a lapidary shop. At the shop, they sold uncut geodes that were simply fascinating to me- unleashed potential that held who-knows-what-sort of stones and crystals. I begged them for an uncut one and they happily purchased one for me. As I watched the shop expert slice through the middle, I don’t remember blinking. In a few minute’s time, but what seemed like forever to me then, the geode…