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Are These Kids Crazy or Stumbled on Something Great?
Opening view to the pier starts at the boat dock.
The evening begins
It's the last day of July and a very warm Sunday. Actually it was hot. I had plans to hang out with a friend of mine but what we would do had not been decided yet. I got Tom’s call and he gave out three great ideas. We went with the decision to visit the Lorain Ohio Light house. With it being on the lake, Tom figured we would at least get a breeze to keep us cool.
We first stopped for dinner at the only restaurant visible in the nearly deserted down town Lorain. Scorchers was serving up some pretty decent food fair, so if you’re in the area stop by and enjoy their chili and very large fried mushrooms. I found both wonderful.
Dinner was our excuse to allow the evening to progress in hopes of the temperatures cooling down as the sun set. This was a good idea as when we left the restaurant there was a definite drop in temperature and we could feel the breeze.
The amazing site.
Tom with his Cannon camera in hand and me with my Android II phone with camera, headed up the beautiful newly renovated pathway of the Lorain Lighthouse piers. As we approached the end of this walkway we were welcomed by an amazing site. A group of young people, children and teenagers were jumping off of the pier to keep cool. I heard a couple state they thought they were crazy. Now when I look at the depth of the jump before getting to the water, I imagine it to be about a ten foot drop I could see how what they were doing seemed crazy. That didn’t seem to persuade them at all. These kids were having fun and how I wish I had their abandon and fearlessness.
The fun at its best.
Bravely they took turns and sometimes they went together. One young man preferred to jump with an inner tube tire and he even helped the young girls by jumping with them, as the seemed a bit more timid and didn’t want to do solo jumps. I’ll start with my favorite picture of the young man who did a backward flip into the water.
Fun for everyone to be had.
There were many people at the pier. I saw the cutest little boy, whose mother let me get a picture of him safely dressed in a life jacket. There were couples walking their dogs. There were people fishing off the rocks.
A different vibe when the sun sets.
As the evening wore down the view changed slightly with the setting sun. Families started leaving and lovers showed for the romantic show the evening displayed for us all. It was a perfect summer evening to be remembered by me and it was right near my very own neighborhood.