Justin and I have been missing the ability to just get in the car and drive two hours (or less) to the nearest beach–something we took for granted when we lived in Florida. This is also the first time we’ve ever lived in an apartment complex that doesn’t have a swimming pool for the residents to use. There’s a public swimming pool down the street, but it costs $7 per person to use–about $65 for a summer-long pass. How on earth am I supposed to get rid of my pale winter skin?
So on Saturday we took a trip to Lake Erie, which is about two hours north of Pittsburgh. Lake Erie is somewhat like being at the beach, but also somewhat like being at a lake. There were several children splashing around in the water, but when I went to go dip my toes in the surf, I let out a gasp at how unbelievable freezing the water temperature was. I was also surprised that the waves were bringing a greenish algae onto the shore–but it is a lake, after all. It’s just easy to forget because you can’t see the shoreline on the other side of the lake. Here are a few pictures from our visit:
A lovely day at the beach (kind of). 😀