Sunday, July 27, 2008

Beach Review #2

Beach Review #2

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful weekend in Cleveland. Blue skies (mostly), a warm breeze and so many things to do, see and explore. With a close friend visiting from the big apple I was constantly reminded time and time again how lovely our city is. Relatively no traffic, easy to get around, cheap tickets to an afternoon baseball game, great “boutique” bars, I could go on and on, but we already know how great Cleveland is anyways.

A few months ago I reviewed Mentor Headlands Beach and today I am pleased to report another positive report on an area favorite, Edgewater State Park. After spending the afternoon in the sun, lunching on soft pretzels and bud light at “Jacobs Field,” we decided to make a pit stop down at the beach on our way to the airport. The beach was hopping. Families having large picnics. Dodge ball games. Lots of gorgeous kites flew above. A guy on his electric guitar strummed tunes overlooking the beach. A group of performance BMX riders displayed their tricks. People reading. People sleeping. Lots of dogs (Chihuahua's to be specific?). Runners. Couples on their motorcycles. The visual display of summertime overwhelmed the senses. Everyone was enjoying the beach, the park and taking in summer.

This beach/park is more than just a pretty sand lot to dip your toes in the water; although the water was warm and clean-looking. Spending time at this beach reminds you how lucky we are to live in an urban community. It’s a small oasis from city life. It’s cool; has a great breeze rolling off the city. The skyline of downtown shines across the beach pier; a perfect place to read and people watch. Next time you want to feel as if you just want to get away, swing by Edgewater Park, I bet you will be pleasantly surprised.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I heart Edgewater Park too. The positives of that place greatly outweigh all the little negative things people complain about. My favorite thing to do is sit under one of the huge trees by the water and dream about possibilities... :)

Video capability?? Since when did you get so technical on your blog?

July 28, 2008 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger Charity said...

Those trees are amazing, I will have to go hang there soon. There were lots of people sitting under them yesterday trying to dodge the afternoon sun. I bet those willows are at least one hundred years old, at least.

Did the video work on your end? I am trying a few new things over the next few weeks, including more video and such. Stay tuned. :)

July 28, 2008 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger MELANIE said...

Ok, so it's not in Cleveland, or even in Ohio, but my new favorite beach on Lake Erie is Presque Isle in Erie, PA.

Clean sand and beach grass make you feel like you are actually at the ocean.

July 28, 2008 at 10:09 AM  

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