The trip up was filled with the chatter of my three year old Grandson; he was excited to be out of the house and on an adventure with us. There were jokes and laughter the whole ride, the sweet sound of his little voice and all the giggles swirled around us. I never take for granted these wonderful times.
We arrived at the old powerhouse in the flats. I hadn’t been up here for years, I have to say it was pretty exciting to see that it had once again been repurposed for the Aquarium. The Aquarium itself is just the right size for little ones. It is a little expensive but we enjoyed our time there. As we walked through we weren’t sure if we were looking at the fish or if the fish were viewing us. They were lined up inside their living areas staring out at us as if we were the ones on display.
After a morning of interesting sea, lake and river creatures, we were all pretty hungry we had a nice lunch in the Nautica café on the second floor of the powerhouse, things were getting busy at the Aquarium and we decided to not leave to seek out food in another area of Cleveland. Lunch was good and my daughter and myself enjoyed some quiet conversation when grandpa took my little buddy into the exploration station.
Well I wanted some Lake Erie picks to we headed toward the east side of town to Cleveland Lakefront State Park. Getting back there was a little challenging but we did it, bundled up and camera in hand headed toward the “water” which is ice right now. It was a bit dangerous maneuvering through the deep snow, down stairs that were covered in large amounts of snow eventually got down to the rocks. With all the snow it was really hard to visualize what this area would look like in the spring.