Photo Adventures 2018 - Part 1

Last year was quite busy for my wife and I with deciding to make the move back to Ohio to be closer to family.  We are amazed with how smooth it all went with starting my new job, selling our Michigan home, buying our Ohio home and getting our belongings moved to Ohio over the course of about a month (give or take).  All I can say is that we both know God had his hand on the entire process and it was all with his timing.  We had talked for a few years prior to 2017 about moving back, but it never felt right.  When the job opportunity came up in 2017 everything felt right.

It has been one year and a few days since I have started my new job.  I love my new job and I fit right in with all my co-workers.  My wife and I are also enjoying our new home and being closer to family.

With the move to Ohio we left behind some friends we have made over the years spent in Michigan.  My wife has made a trip back to Michigan to visit, but I have not gone back yet.

A few months back an opportunity was advertised by the Cleveland Photographic Society to tour the Mansfield Reformatory so I asked my friend James to come along.  He was able to make the trip and we spent the evening before hand exploring the mouth of the Cuyahoga River and the Cleveland Metroparks' Wendy Park.  Below are some photos from our adventures for your enjoyment.

Nautica Queen passing under the Norfolk Southern vertical lift bridge.

Nautica Queen passing under the Norfolk Southern vertical lift bridge.

Sam Laud passing under the Norfolk Southern vertical lift bridge as it backs out to Lake Erie.

Sam Laud passing under the Norfolk Southern vertical lift bridge as it backs out to Lake Erie.

Sam Laud backing out to Lake Erie.

Sam Laud backing out to Lake Erie.

Sam Laud turning around behind the Historic Cleveland Coast Guard Station at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River on its way to Lake Erie.

Sam Laud turning around behind the Historic Cleveland Coast Guard Station at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River on its way to Lake Erie.

Historic Cleveland Coast Guard Station at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River.  Located within the Cleveland Metroparks' Wendy Park.

Historic Cleveland Coast Guard Station at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River.  Located within the Cleveland Metroparks' Wendy Park.

I hope you enjoyed the photographs.  I am hoping to post some photos over the coming days of our adventures inside the old Mansfield Reformatory.  Thanks for viewing and please feel free to leave any comments.  -- Dave --