My annual tradition of spending a long weekend somewhere with girlfriends has come around full circle this past weekend, when myself and three friends drove from Cincinnati to Port Clinton, Ohio, and eventually ferried over to Put-in-Bay, where we began the tradition 22 years ago! I don’t remember much about that weekend so many years ago, other than visiting the Marblehead Lighthouse, driving a golf cart around, and listening to a band on a beer splashed floor in a dark bar in the middle of the day. This time was different. We still had fun, in fact, we had more fun this time! Initially we were going to stay on the South Bass Island where the village of Put-in-Bay is located, but with only a couple of months notice for planning the trip (creating a lack of options) and wanting to get some sleep, since many of the hotels are located near loud bars, I booked a condo through Vacation Rental by Owner (VRBO) in Port Clinton, located within walking distance (15 mins.) to the Jet Express for the 25 min. trip over. After settling in and having a delicious lunch prepared by one of the “girls” at the condo, we made a drink and headed down to the pool and hot tub for some relaxation. We couldn’t have asked for better weather…80 degrees and sunny afternoons!
We freshened up and headed out to the Mon Ami Winery, located a short 10-15 min. drive from our condo.
Our third floor two bedroom, two bath condo was perfect and even had a socializing room looking out on beautiful Lake Erie. Listening to the sound of the waves crash on the rocks made it easy to imagine you were at the Ocean.
The view from ground level in front of the condo was gorgeous!
I did a quick mini photo shoot with my girlfriends. Sherry’s turned out the best!
We loved Mon Ami Winery. There were lots of flower beds overflowing with beautiful blooms.
While snapping photos, I couldn’t resist capturing a wedding rehearsal at the picturesque outdoor area at Mon Ami Winery…
Socializing outside at one of the many seating options, the sun setting in the distance lent an ambiance to our evening!
It was a bit confusing at times because there were three of us named Sherry and one Gina.
Good wine, company, food, jacuzzi…what more could you want!