Monday, July 23, 2018

7-19-2018 to 7-23-2018 Put In Bay Trip

Be sure to watch the video at the bottom of the post.

Our friends Mark and Annette needed to go to Ohio so Annette could go on a business trip near Mansfield Ohio.  We tagged along for the weekend.

On the way we found a nice Thai Place to eat

The next Morning we checked out the downtown area and found this carrousel

Zora was kind enough to pose for a picture

Notice Zac not participating in the carrousel fun
After that we headed down to the old Ohio State Prison where the movie Shawshank Redemption was filmed.

They said that the movie is what saved the prison from demolition. 

This was how most of it looked with a bunch of peeling paint

This is the chapel....Notice Zora leading the ceremony?

We are looking out from the Pulpit.  Must have been the best place in the Prison

2 bunks a sink and a toilet.

6 floors of cells

peeled paint everwhere

Shower room

This area was redone for the movie set of Air Force One.  The prison was the set for the Russian scenes

After that we used a and yelp rating cross reference to visit Doc's CafĂ©. 

For dinner that evening we went to Rayz On The Bay.

This was pretty much the car action in the back.  We had a big van to ride in.

The next day we boarded the Ferry and headed to Put in Bay, Ohio.  It is about a 15 minute ferry ride to an island.

There were tons of people heading to the island (16 busloads from Detroit, we later learned).

We started off on a hiking trail....they painted all the rocks orange?

Everybody got hungry so we stopped off for lunch

Next stop was a tour of the worlds largest is a cave where you go inside of a geode.  The geode was made by the pressure of the glaciers they said.

You can see how big the crystals were

Nothing but giant crystals! Well, it IS the largest known Celestite geode in the world.

Then we headed off to the Admiral Perry National Peace Monument.  We were treated to some re-enactors.  See below for the video.

This shows the actual Admiral Perry Memorial.  A decisive battle in 1812 was fought and won here.  Now it is a peace memorial celebrating the peace forged from the war of 1812.

On this day the downtown area of Put In bay was a Giant packed party.

Lots of cops

Zac got a huge pile of ribs for dinner

It was a great Trip.  Below is a great video explaining the Musket Battles and the significance of the War of 1812 and the importance of the Peace Memorial.

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