Friday, July 15, 2011

Mill Creek Campground -- Berlin Lake -- Ohio

We spent last week-end at a reunion of Bruce's many cousins. We visited, caught up with each other's lives, reviewed genealogy data, and laughed ourselves silly at some old pictures and home movies. 
So we were ready for some time to ourselves for relaxing, walking, reflecting, and catching up with some of our own responsibilities.  Mill Creek Campground on Berlin Reservoir in northeastern Ohio was the perfect place.
This Corps of Engineers Park, like all the others, is located on the shore of a lake managed by the Corps.  It includes areas for swimming and boating which are very busy this time of year. 
Jet skies are popular on the lake.  But they are not nearly as graceful as the sailboats we saw two nights ago.  There must have been eighteen or so taking advantage of the steady breeze that evening.  They lazily drifted to and fro and back again, like white doves on the water.  The next morning we were blessed with the sight of about the same number of Canadian geese quietly paddling about for their morning constitutional and breakfast.
Fishing, too, is popular on the reservoir.  We're wondering how successful the eager anglers are because we have not yet seen a fish pulled out of the lake! 
We have caught glimpses of deer on our daily walks.
After a few more days of rest and Sunday worship at a congregation served in the 1970s, we will be off to spend another week with our son, Joel, in Athens OH.
We hope your summer is as enjoyable as ours!
Bruce and MarySue