Saturday, September 4, 2010

August Vacation - Day 8

Do you know the name of the United State's newest National Park? It's Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Do you know where the entrance to Cuyahoga Valley National Park is? It's in Independence, Ohio... and we just happen to be staying in Independence, Ohio (just outside of Cleveland)! We can't pass up a chance like that, and Mary and Carley have never been to a National Park.

Today is our last day... we got up early and grabbed a quick breakfast at McDonald's. There is a train that runs the entire distance through the park... up and back in 3 hours! It seemed like a great way to see the park.

We talked, enjoyed the scenery, and talked some more! We took a walk through the train to, it was very rocky... Cheryl had trouble walking a straight line... that's my girl! LOL!

It was a very beautiful park. Everything was so green and wet! What a change from here, where everything is brown and dry...

After the train ride, it was time to say good-bye. It was very sad to think that it may be years before we see each other again :o(

I gave us three hours to get to turn in the car, ride the shuttle from the rental car complex to the airport, get our tickets, go through security, get lunch and find the gate. Well, all of that took about 20 minutes. We had lots of time to explore Cleveland Airport, lol!

We found a mini-Rock and Roll Hall of Fame... and we discovered that Dunkin Donuts really does have great coffee!

What a long flight home! Jim and Chris picked us up at the airport! We had a GREAT time, but there is no place like home!


Mary said...

LOVE that you found a Dunkin' Donuts! I had thought bout following you to the airport and sending you off. Now I wish I would have. Who knew it would be so easy and quick for you to get ready for your flight! I was shocked to see the video and Cheryl! hahaha

BethieJ said...

Joni I LOVE the photos!!! Sounds like you had a WONDERFUL time!!!