Monday, October 7, 2013

A Special Evening

Where I live, I'm so fortunate.  I live on Lake Erie.  We have beautiful, natural beaches, the lake, the bay, and some of the most fantastic sunsets in the world.  My son and daughter-in-law have a boat and  asked my husband and I to help them take it out of the water to get it ready to store for the winter.  We met around 6 PM and took the final ride of the season.

It was a perfect boating evening.  It was sunny and 80 degrees in October in Erie, Pa.  As we were leaving the marina, we saw the Niagara coming through the channel.  For those of you that don't know, the Niagara is a replica of a tall ship that was involved in the Battle of Lake Erie during The War of 1812.  It calls Erie home although it travels all over for Tall Ships Festivals and PR for Erie.  It's so impressive to see.  What an unexpected gift!

I frequently talk about the blessings and magic that are all around us if we only open our eyes to see them.  I experience it daily, but some days seem extra special.  This was one of those days.

Love,  Paula

1 comment:

  1. Since we rarely know when the Flagship Niagara is out for a sail, I consider it a bit of "serendipity" to
    discover it on the lake, bay or in the channel. Glad to know that you feel the same way.