Last weekend we had our annual Webner family reunion at Sawmill Creek Lodge, which is located between Huron and Sandusky, Ohio. The resort is right on Lake Erie and includes pools, shops, a marina, a golf course, extensive grounds, a nature preserve with walking paths, and one of the better sand beaches on the lake. We enjoyed fine weather, played golf, walked the grounds, hung out by the outdoor and indoor pools, soaked up some sun, read books, ate fried Lake Erie perch, played cards, talked politics and Ohio State football, enjoyed some adult beverages, caught up on each other’s lives, and generally enjoyed each other’s company.
Friday night we took a Lake Erie cruise on the SS Sawmill Creek Explorer. Although it was sunny and the sky was for the most part clear and bright blue, the wind was up and so was the chop on the lake, and therefore our cruise stuck close to the shoreline, heading east from the resort. At one point our boat motored past an industrial site with large mounds of gravel on which hundreds of seagulls were mysteriously perched at evenly spaced intervals. As we went by, the seagulls all at once took flight in a scene eerily reminiscent of The Birds, wheeled slowly around the mounds, and then landed again in seemingly the exact same spots they had vacated moments before.
Lake Erie is beautiful in late July, and we had a marvelous time. Thanks for a great time, Mom!