I returned Friday night from a few days back in northeast Ohio with my sister. We try to take at least one vacation a year at the same time to just hang out and do whatever we want.
We had a blast. One of the main requirements of a return to northeast Ohio, for me, is a Lake Erie perch dinner. I love fresh lake perch and there is NO substitute in my mind. Well, if you combine that great fish with the fries from Berardi’s (a family that played a big part in the early days of Cedar Point) it simply gets no better. That trip was made on Tuesday since I was returning to Indiana on Friday (the day when fish fries are most popular back home).
On Wednesday, a trip to Ohio Amish Country was on tap. My sister and I, along with a longtime friend of my sister, left my sister’s town at 7 a.m. and drove the couple hours to Amish Country. Our first stop was a farm stand and the second, an Amish farm that had a sign hanging out front advertising they sold baskets. I LOVE Amish made baskets and couldn’t pass up picking up two while there (been using ’em for organizing lately).
And, another favorite trip when I return to my hometown, is to Pat Catan’s, where deals abound on crafty items. This time around, I picked up about $200 (I originally thought it was $100) worth of scrapbooking rub-ons and stickers, for about $10. That’s some super clearancing on the store’s part.