Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Lake Erie, Pennsylvania

Happy Thanksgiving, wishing everyone a great day! Be safe if you are traveling to eat your turkey dinner. I am publishing this post a day early in case bloggers will be away for the holiday. I'll be cooking.

On this post,  I am sharing some photos from our trip to Erie Pennsylvania and a visit to the Presque Isle State Park.  My hubby has an old friend that grew up in Erie Pa and he always talked to us about the Presque Isle State Park. I think he knew we would enjoy the scenery and views, the birds and the lighthouse. We finally made the trip and now I am sharing the scenes with you.

We arrived at the Presque Isle State Park located on Lake Erie late in the day. We decided to sit on the beach near the lighthouse and watch the sunset. If any of my blogging friends visited my travel blog some of these photos may look familiar. :)




There were a bunch of gulls around to entertain us, I believe they are the Ring-billed Gull.


I played with the stones and sticks on the beach, here is my beach man.  Hubby was my model.



The Presque Isle Lighthouse



Hubby and I on the beach at Presque Isle State Park, Erie Pa. Our shadows are our faithful companions. They follow us everywhere.


Lake Erie looks like an ocean, so big.



It was a lovely sunset.


A sun puddle, all that was left after the sun went down into Lake Erie.







I am thankful to see each and every sunset and sunrise.
I am always thankful for my family, health, home and for good friends and for the food on our table! 
I am thankful for good friends. 
I am always thankful for your visits and your comments.


Thank you Michelle for hosting. Thankful Thursday
Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday


Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments. Have a happy day!

66 comments:

  1. I enjoyed you photos of Lake Erie immensely. Love the sun puddle, especially.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. Hi Eileen, These are gorgeous photos. I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. Hi Eileen, I wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. I am cooking this year for the first time in about 5 years. I will have my two grandsons here which is quite a blessing. Have a beautiful holiday.
    I am thankful for your friendship.

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  4. Your gulls are gorgeous and your sunset spectacular!!
    Love your creation of your Hubby. I hope his legs don't quite look like that but looking at the shadow it is kinda a good likeness!!
    Have an amazing Thanksgiving with your family and friends Eileen.
    Hugs from across the many miles :)

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  5. ...a lovely spot to view, Happy Thanksgiving.

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your husband. I had to chuckle, when I read your caption that the lake is so big it looks like an ocean. I can’t tell you how many times I have referred to the lake as an ocean!

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  7. These photos are beautiful. And they do remind us of so many things for which to give thanks -- beautiful birds, glorious sunsets, friends who will stand in sunshine and shadows.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  8. Hello,

    Wonderful photos! I love the one with the gulls very much.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. Hello Eileen,
    Back into the blogosphere, very frustrating to be cut off the net for 3 weeks! Thanks for your kind visits :)
    Lovely photos of a beautiful place in a magnificent light!
    Warm hugs, keep well :)

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  10. Great pictures . . .
    Loved the setting sun trio ...
    And your “beach man” . . .

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  11. Love that first shot.

    (Hope hubby didn't get too irritated with you RE your tease)

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  12. Such beautiful photos and the scenery is amazing. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  13. That looks like a pleasant, and peaceful place.

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  14. Thank You Dear Eileen! Wishing you both all the best

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  15. What a beautiful day you had there Eileen! I love the lighthouse and that was a spectacular sunset!
    Wishing you a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  16. Hello Eileen!
    Wonderful pictures!!
    Great shots of the gulls ,the beautiful lighthouse and the amazing sunset!!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
    Have a great time!
    Dimi...

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  17. lovely sunsets and handsome hubby rocks. LOL... the middle sea gull is really a beautiful handsome gull. I love the look of his face.

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  18. Hello Eileen,
    What a romantic sunset and a pretty lighthouse...
    I am thankful daily for all the items in your list,too: I cherish them all.
    (My beloved hubby is first in the list!)
    Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day!

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  19. Love the photos. You should name your stone creation "Rocky" lol. Erie is beautiful. I was just reading about the lake effect snow that it pours into New York! Have a great time tomorrow!

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  20. I like your beach man. : )
    Beautiful lighthouse and those sky pictures are awesome.
    Happy Thanksgiving. We're not having turkey. I'm making pot roast this year!!

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  21. Oh yes, I loved your Ring-billed Gull. and sunset, beautiful.

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  22. Love the beach man! Happy Thanksgiving, Eileen!

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  23. A man on the sand and sunset in glorious colour. so much in those two things to be thankful for. Enjoy your weekend.

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  24. Hari OM
    There was a playfulness and joy in your post today Eileen; the gulls are gorgeous, the beachman looks cheeky to me and the shadows show unity. May your Thanksgiving be a blessed one. YAM xx

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  25. beautiful pictures from Lake Eerie

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  26. I've heard of that park. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving, Eileen!

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  27. Oh my Eileen, these are beautiful photos. The sunsets are so glorious and the bird life is spectacular as always. I giggled to read your husband was your model for your stone man. Very cute. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  28. Beautiful captures!

    It has been a long while since I've been to Lake Erie, and barring any visits as a child, I don't think I've been along the American shore of it.

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  29. A very happy Thanksgiving to you, Eileen!

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  30. I love that sunset....gorgeous.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Eileen! I hope your day is filled with good things.

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  31. Wonderful sunset photos! Have a happy Thanksgiving.

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  32. So beautiful, Lake Erie was once on my bucketlist, but I have shortened my list, cannot visit all places of the world in my life. Wonderful sunset photos too!

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  33. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! xoxo


    btw. great photos as usual.

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  34. What a beautiful place! I love your beach man. Have a wonderful thanksgiving!

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  35. Hi,Eileen!
    Those gulls are beautiful! I like your beach man and shadow photos!So lovely.
    You make me smile!Have a good day.

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  36. Hi Eileen,
    marvelous photos of this wonderful area. I like all your photos.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
    Best, Synnöve

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  37. Happy Thanksgiving!!! Your beach man is cute!

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  38. Very beautiful and varied l images .. greetings ..

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  39. Love your beach man.doubt that he looks much like your husband...Beautiful sunset.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving

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  40. Beautiful sunset and gorgeous light house.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and family
    MB

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  41. What a beautiful series of photos - those Great Lakes are impressive.

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  42. I'm liking the beach man and your shadows, it's good to get out on a nippy sunny day.

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  43. Gorgeous sunset and I loved the puddle at the end. I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving.

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  44. Hellloo, Beautiful pics.
    Happy Thanksgiving. Greetings from India.

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  45. You show us that the sea and ocean can be magnificent even in late November. Those last shots have me yearning for the sea. Truly amazing wildlife shots and landscapes. Thank you. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving celebration.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  46. That lighthouse is gorgeous! Enjoy this holiday weekend! Hugs, Diane

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  47. A great series of photos!
    Have a wonderful week-end!

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  48. I believe there is lots to be thankful each and everyday...Thanks for your comment on my blog post and your continued support...I am grateful for knowing you through our blogging world.

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  49. Love the Beach Man ~ fun! Wonderful photography ~ nature is so awesome and your captures too!

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  50. Lovely pictures Eileen! Happy weekend!

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  51. belated happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. lovely photos as usual and you made me smile (with hubby being a model for the artwork)

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  52. A wow sunset capture,have a great weekend ahead.

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  53. Happy Thanksgiving. I love the lighthouse and the sunset is so beautiful.

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  54. Ah! what a beautiful post. Your post is making me longing to visit the place. I like your model-man-art very much :-). The eyes on the gulls in the first picture is amazingly captured. Wow! The gaze of the gull is captivating.

    Yes, I am also thankful for all those. And, I am also thankful for such lovely posts that I get to enjoy on blogs.

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  55. The beachman is a cute touch. Great sunsets. - Margy

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  56. Very beautiful photos of Lake Erie, Eileen.
    When I saw Lake Ontario the first time, I was awestruck!
    Such large bodies of water...

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    Peace :)

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  57. I like the birds and your cute beach man. Lovely sunset photos! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  58. love teh sunset and lighthouse, and, your stoneman hubby :) A great choise :)

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  59. awwww, love the beach man, that's so cute!! and what a gorgeous capture of the lighthouse, the light and grasses are so pretty!!!

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  60. That sticky figure is so funny indeed and love the sunset!

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  61. Hope your thanksgiving was wonderful, I really enjoyed your photo's.

    All the best Jan

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