My visit back East wasn't all fun and games, but I did manage to have a little fun and visit with family that I haven't seen for ages.
My dad took me on a personal tour of the Maritime Museum in Erie, PA, and this is the Niagara, a tall ship that took part in the war of 1812, in Lake Erie. Inside, they even have exhibits that you can learn how the cannons and sails work, as well as how to tie knots, and lots of other interesting items, pictures and videos.
Here's Dad, explaining all about the ship's bell.From left to right: Me, Mindy, Dad, and Megan. I haven't seen my sisters for years and years, as they haven't always been able to get together when I've been back to PA to visit, but now I have a picture of us with our dad!