When one’s parents have reached the point of having all they really need or want, gift-giving becomes… challenging. But one thing money can’t buy, shopping can’t provide, and no search can find, is time. Not time of the “extra days of life” variety, but the “time enjoyed together” type. So PrettyWife and I decided our gift-giving is going to be unique days spent with the ‘rents and any of our kids who can join us. So far, We’ve been blown away by how great the experiences have been!
View this post on Instagram Morning with my Grandparents- world travelers since USNavy, WWII, source of my wanderlust and wonder, and the seed for #RideLocalDreamGlobal A post shared by Mike Mekinda (@ridelocaldreamglobal) on May 16, 2018 at 10:18am PDT
View this post on Instagram DaringDaughter, world traveler- Rides local, traveling global, off to New Zealand/ Australia from OSU! Proud (and jealous!) dad, still #RideLocalDreamGlobal A post shared by Mike Mekinda (@ridelocaldreamglobal) on May 12, 2018 at 7:09am PDT
We recently met our children for a week on Sandbridge, in Virginia Beach, VA. About a 9-hour drive from home, the beach was gorgeous (despite unseasonably cool weather) as expected, and constant US Navy F-18s flying overhead thrilled the aviation geek in me. There’s plenty to do in VA Beach, but one of the highlights […]
Created in 1931 as a memorial to the passing of Albert Fairchild Holden’s child, Elizabeth, Holden Arboretum in Kirtland Ohio, covering more than 3,600 acres in Lake and Geauga counties, is one of the largest arboretums in the US. When Mr. Holden passed away, a trust for the development of the arboretum was left to […]
Pymatuning Lake has a special place in my heart, as the lake where my Grandpa taught me to sail in a fabulous C-Lark 14. There were also many summer camping trips on the Ohio side as a kid, and extended family gatherings in the picnic areas or on the beach- great times! A beautiful lake […]
Chillin’ kittens working through their post-holiday blues before the tree gets packed away for another year… Here’s to a fantastic 2017 for all! -mike
I love the Christmas / Holiday season, despite the inevitable changes (mostly good, some not so…) to family and friends each year brings. I hope this year was all you wanted, the next will be all you wish, and I thank you all for stopping here and sharing your valuable time with me. -mike