Good weather and cheap Groupon tickets sent us on our way to Marblehead Peninsula, OH.
We crossed the Sandusky Bay on the Thomas A Edison Memorial Bridge (1965). Edison was born in nearby Milan, OH.
We arrived at the African Safari Wildlife Park, which seems to be located in Danbury, OH, and presented our vouchers. We headed to the drive-thru area and were given a large plastic cup full of feed pellets. Obviously there are no carnivores in this park!
The animals converge on the cars almost immediately, and well before the red pole that is our clue as to when we can begin feeding the animals. Alpacas, llamas, guanacos, and Sika deer stuck their heads right in the open windows.
|Llama at the car window|
|Llama, alpacas, and a guanaco|
|Crowd of animals at the car in front of us|
|Fallow deer photobombing picture of all the fawns (KSS)|
|A giraffe peeks through the sunroof|
|Black-necked swan and Muscovy duck|
|Port Clinton downtown|
|Dream Big/Catch of the Day (2011,|
by Lauren Shaw and Megan Ziembowicz)
|Wylie, the Walleye, who gets "dropped"|
like the Times Square ball every New Year's Eve
|I guess Port Clinton is also famous for the four Ps|
Next was the Marblehead Light (1822), the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the US side of Lake Erie.
|Lightkeeper's House (1880)|
|The first lightkeeper's house (1822),|
the oldest surviving home in Ottawa County, OH;
an example of an early American hall-and-parlor house
Near this house was the site of the first battle of the War of 1812 to be fought on Ohio soil.