This was quite the weekend of the sailboat. Saturday's adventures pale in comparison to Sunday's, but I want to write them down anyway.
After lunch on Saturday, we headed out to Moraine State Park, where we have never sailed before. It is about an hour away, but it has a nice big lake.

We found a boat launch near Bear Run Campground, and looked at the signs to make sure it was a public place to be. Just as we were starting to get the mast, we heard a low rumbling sound. I thought it was thunder, but Jon said it was probably the highway. The sky looked just fine all around us.

A few minutes later, as we were getting the sails up, the rumbles came again, and then we could see the storm in the northwest. It is idiotic to go sailing in a thunderstorm, so despite our disappointment, we took everything down and packed it all up and headed south again. I suggested that we just find some shelter and wait it out, but Jon said we'd better go because who knows how long the storm would last.

Jonathan had fallen asleep on the way up and was sleeping through all this. I think he stirred when we went to leave, but fell asleep again once we got moving.

We stopped in Cranberry to see if there was a Target there (Jon wanted to get some speaker mounts) but there wasn't so we had some very nice fruit salads at Bob Evans.

Then we went to McKnight Road to find a Target, and finally drove way north again, after asking two people for directions. We did find the Target, and by then the storm had reached that area and we entered through the first drops of rain.

We found the speaker mounts and then wandered around since the storm was crazy and there was no point in going out. We did not find anything else, even though we tried to get sandals for Jonathan.

We had fun running through the rain to the car. Jon got there first, and when Jonathan and I arrived, Jon asked, "Did you run in the rain?" Jonathan said, "No, road!"

Heading home, the last small adventure was a slight detour due to massive traffic comprising people going to the Steelers game in the pouring rain.

The storm did last several hours (though part of that was following us south) and Jon and I commented at the same time that I was thinking of Florida storms which are here and gone in less than an hour.
Posted by Heather Daley on August 25, 2005, 1:20 pm | Read 2028 times
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Steelers ... Pirates ... same difference. ;)
Posted by Peter on August 25, 2005, 5:59 pm

How could you ever doubt us? Of course we were referring to the third preseason game of the season:
(note, we did assume you were right, and had to look it up)
Posted by jondaley on August 25, 2005, 6:22 pm
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