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Sooo cool!

Thursday, March 06, 2014

I've lived in Erie, PA my whole life, with the exception of college, and I never fully appreciated what we had here until the last year or so. We have a lake, and amusement park, theaters, comedy clubs, museums, and all sorts of things for the kids to do.

The park educators at the Peninsula offer a "beach walk" every week starting the first Wednesday after the new year. They do it to help start the New Year with some exercise, and to allow us to see the peninsula at night, a TOTALLY different experience.

I've been on the beaches during the day, but at night they take on a whole new life, it's a REALLY cool experience. Last nights walk took us to all the different bays around the peninsula as well as the lake side.

While we were walking along one of the bays, the educator was pointing out the ice huts that people put out there to fish. He said the ice is about 16 inches thick right now, and an 18 wheeler could drive out on the ice. Then he asked if anyone wanted to walk out on the ice and check out the sights. Ummm, YES PLEASE!!!!!!!

I'm standing ON the bay! How cool is that?!? SUPER crazy cold, but so awesome!

When I was young, I couldn't wait to get out of town and never come back. Now, I couldn't imagine raising my kids anywhere else.

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MICHELLESMILES_ 3/29/2014 1:38PM

    Very Cool! :)

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 3/20/2014 6:41AM

    It's amazing that when we find ourselves, that when we connect to who we REALLY are, the things that irritated, annoyed us and made sad, mad or upset transform into things that we can finally really see and appreciate.

It was never about them, it was never the location, it was never the outside was always about us and our relationship with ourselves.

We really are the centers of the Universe.


In a really good way!


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EVER-HOPEFUL 3/18/2014 3:31PM

    you are indeed very lucky and i hope your kids appreciate the fact as well. emoticon

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LALALOVELY76 3/12/2014 10:42AM

    Sounds awesome! emoticon

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TINAJANE76 3/9/2014 7:46PM

    it's amazing how our perspectives change as we get a bit older and begin to appreciate all the little amazing things around us that we either never noticed or thought were unexceptional when we were younger. Love your picture and am so glad you had such an awesome time!

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TRAVELGRRL 3/8/2014 11:41AM

    I'm so pleased that you are happy with where you live...I am sure you have a big ol' network of friends and family!

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BRADMILL2922 3/7/2014 4:44AM

    Very cool! Wait, see what I did, cold...yea, you know! Sounds like a lot of fun!

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SUGAR0814 3/7/2014 12:27AM

    emoticon Great fun!

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WORLDSERIES11 3/7/2014 12:03AM

    Very Cool!!!

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STAY39 3/6/2014 11:42PM

    Awesome! So glad you are enjoying life in your town! Sounds great!

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NASFKAB 3/6/2014 11:08PM

  lucky you living your whole life in the same area

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NAYKNITS 3/6/2014 8:35PM

    Very cool! emoticon

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SCOUTMOM715 3/6/2014 8:11PM

    Very cool!!! emoticon

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    So awesome!

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KTISFOCUSED 3/6/2014 6:45PM

    As a fellow Erieite I agree 100%. We were there today enjoying the sights. What a gift !!

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NGCHILD 3/6/2014 3:10PM

    What a great experience! I feel the same way about where I live. I couldn't wait to move away after college but ended up getting a good job and am in my 20th year at the same job. YIKES! I couldn't imagine living anywhere else or raising Max anywhere else.

The grass isn't always greener.


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    When my DH and I met we lived in a suburb of Toronto. We loved it there. When we had married, we decided to buy a house but could only afford Whitby, a town 30 miles outside of Toronto. Our friends and family were amazed as we had moved to the' sticks'. Our plan was to stay 2 years and then move back to Toronto. As time went by, we realized how much more we had in this smaller town and have not left for 42 years. SOmetimes what is right is right. Glad you are getting out and enjoying your town/city? Smaller places hold lots of community events that help bring the town together.

Gini emoticon

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    Awesome experience!

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BONOLICIOUS2 3/6/2014 1:46PM

    Woah! Crazy! And so cool!

My bfs cousin lives in Erie and we've been talking about visiting and you sure sell it well!

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FUNGIRL81005 3/6/2014 1:07PM

    That's great!! I live in a small town that everyone dreams of getting out of when in high school...But I am so happy to have stayed and enjoy my town!! Ra!! Ra!!

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ARUNNINGKAT 3/6/2014 11:58AM

    That sounds like a truly amazing experience!

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MISSB8604 3/6/2014 11:25AM

    How cool!!!! SO glad you had fun, you deserve it.

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SAMBIDEXTROUS 3/6/2014 10:50AM

    So much fun!

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GABY1948 3/6/2014 8:56AM

    GREAT blog! emoticon

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JCBRITT 3/6/2014 8:55AM

    I was trying to figure out where you lived based on your weather comments. You aren't too far from me...I'm about 2 hours SE of Pittsburgh in WV near both Md and Pa.

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    How fun! It's always great to revisit where you live with a new perspective. Sounds like it was an exciting night!

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TERI-RIFIC 3/6/2014 8:40AM

    My husband went to Gannon. Erie IS a nice place and the lake is clean, now. My son planned a family trip to Cedar Point when he was about 17. Walking on water at night - awesome.

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FINCHFEEDER80 3/6/2014 8:36AM

    SOOOOOO Cool!! I'm really learning to embrace Richmond. I never wanted to live out my life here, but I'm finding more and more to love all the time. It's so great to learn to appreciate what you have!

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JADED_CHICK19 3/6/2014 8:30AM

    That's awesome! I hope that I find somewhere I can truly call home again and have my son feel that way about it. My hometown is not as good of a place as it once was and the current town I am will never feel like home...hoping our next journey and move brings us to that place! Thanks for sharing :)

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RIDLEYRIDER 3/6/2014 8:06AM

  Home is truly where the heart is!

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PEGGY11 3/6/2014 8:04AM

    I think we can all find there is a lot in our own area that we have always taken for granted and it is time to explore emoticon . Good exercise and it gets us away from the kitchen. emoticon You also get to meet new friends. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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POOKASLUAGH 3/6/2014 8:01AM

    This makes me think I really need to explore what San Antonio has to offer. It's hard to do that in a place you grew up in and never really noticed!

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TRYINGHARD54 3/6/2014 7:39AM

    I live in pa also. Great place to live. :-)

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