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Visit Lake Erie Visit Lake Erie http://sbresort.com/visit-lake-erie Lake Erie Shores and Islands Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:05:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 3 Ways to Put a Spark in Your Relationship http://sbresort.com/visit-lake-erie/2014/01/3-ways-to-put-a-spark-in-your-relationship/ http://sbresort.com/visit-lake-erie/2014/01/3-ways-to-put-a-spark-in-your-relationship/#comments Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:05:21 +0000 http://sbresort.com/visit-lake-erie/?p=113 Relationships begin with a spark, but over time the magical feelings of admiration, affection and bliss seem to fizzle with the security of a long-term commitment. You and your partner are in love, but with the hustle of your day-to-day life maintaining a career, raising children and building a home [&hellip

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Put a spark back in your relationship

Relationships begin with a spark, but over time the magical feelings of admiration, affection and bliss seem to fizzle with the security of a long-term commitment. You and your partner are in love, but with the hustle of your day-to-day life maintaining a career, raising children and building a home life you have come to miss the magic that you once felt.

Fanning the flames of your burning love does not require a great deal of hard work. In fact, getting back in touch with the desire you both feel for one another can even be fun. You can get the home fires burning once again in three easy steps.

 

Step One: Communication

It has been said time and time again that communication is the key to any lasting relationship. You both have to talk and you both have to listen in order to communicate effectively.

Make time every day to communicate with the one that you love. You do not have to set aside hours of conversation, you simply need to let your partner know that they are on your mind and you hear them.

Leave a note on the bathroom mirror, give them a call in the middle of the day or send a text to say, “I love you”. Make their favorite dinner, wear the dress he likes or rent her favorite movie to show you are a great listener.

You will find an abundance of ideas reading articles like http://frommom2milf.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/5-ways-to-communicate-with-your-spouse-effectively/ to help you improve the way you communicate.

 

Step Two: Appreciation

When you have been in a relationship for a while, it becomes easy to take advantage of one another without even realizing it. That is why it is important to show your significant other just how much you really appreciate all that they do and all that they are to you.

The next time he cooks dinner or takes out the trash, simply smile and say thank you. When she puts extra effort in getting dressed to go out, tell her how great she looks. The smallest gestures of kindness an appreciation are an easy way to light up a relationship.

Ideas to show appreciation, such as those featured at http://www.blackandmarriedwithkids.com/2013/09/3-simple-ways-to-show-appreciation-to-your-spouse/, are everywhere. Take the time to try a few and be amazed by the passion you ignite.

 

Step Three: Adventure

You go to work, come home, have dinner and take care of the kids, following the same routine every day. When a relationship gets comfortable, it is easy to fall into a monotonous routine. However, in order to rekindle the flames of love, you have to be willing to step out of that comfort zone.

A couple that has fun together is a couple that stays together. The sense of shared adventure is a great way to remember the things that make your relationship special.

Visit http://www.sbresort.com/ to plan a relaxing getaway with amazing amenities and attractions that will bring you and your loved one closer together. Try something new to get your adrenaline pumping and then settle down with a couples massage to reclaim the magical spark that made you fall in love.

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South Beach Resort after a snow storm

Ever wonder what South Beach Resort looks like in the winter?  Over the past two days, Marblehead has experienced the first real good snowstorm of the year.  So far, we have about 6″ of snow!  Ottawa County is under a level 2 snow emergency, and although the snow is coming to an end, the cold is settling in.  The next day or so, the highs will only reach the single digits.

How did you fair with this storm?  Send us your pictures of your hometown so we can see how our guests are doing.

 

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3 Reasons to Visit Marblehead in the Off Season http://sbresort.com/visit-lake-erie/2013/12/3-reasons-visit-marblehead-season/ http://sbresort.com/visit-lake-erie/2013/12/3-reasons-visit-marblehead-season/#comments Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:03:37 +0000 http://sbresort.com/visit-lake-erie/?p=91   When you think of a vacation or a weekend getaway, you often imagine summer sunsets, warm beaches, or autumn leaf-peeping hikes. Winter, on the other hand, is the perfect time to stay inside warming your feet by the fire. But sometimes the gloomy days of winter can get us [&hellip

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Marblehead in the winter

When you think of a vacation or a weekend getaway, you often imagine summer sunsets, warm beaches, or autumn leaf-peeping hikes. Winter, on the other hand, is the perfect time to stay inside warming your feet by the fire. But sometimes the gloomy days of winter can get us down, and we catch a bad case of cabin fever staying cooped up in our homes all day. That’s why winter can be a great time to pack up the car and head to where the sites are serene and spirits high.

But where to? Marblehead, Ohio offers the best sights and activities to beat the winter blues. Below are three reasons why you should visit Marblehead in the off season.

The Scenery

As Lake Erie freezes and the snow falls over the land, Marblehead emerges as a calm and peaceful place to enjoy the beautiful scenery that winter brings. The Marblehead Lighthouse is adorned with holiday wreaths, and the towering structure and the stillness of the icy lake brings tranquility to an otherwise bustling time of year.

Marblehead in the winter is a photographer’s bliss. Amidst the views of the lake lies the icefishers getting a start on their day or sitting under the setting sun, evergreens topped with snow, or the lone trekker braving the frozen shores. Whether you’re in it for the perfect sight or the perfect picture, winter is an amazing time to take advantage of the serenity of the shores of Lake Erie.

The Activities 

The scenery is enough reason to visit and relax among the firelit cabins and snow-topped trees along the shore. But action-seekers need not worry, there’s adventure to be had as well. Cross-country skiing trails, sledding hills, and snowmobiling paths run through East Harbor State Park. You can ice skate on the lake and go ice fishing or ice boating. Or, you can simply strap on a pair of snowshoes and head where the wind takes you.

Marblehead and the surrounding areas also offer some fun winter festivals, like the Arctic Ice Festival in Sandusky, where you can partake in a soup cook-off or take an Underground Railroad trolley tour. Check out the local scene and hit up the nearest winter festival.

The Wineries 

Think wine tasting and touring is only for the summer and fall? Think again. Winter is the perfect time to head to the cozy indoors of a warm winery and sip on your favorite selection, or try something new in the spirit of the changing seasons.

Firelands Winery in Sandusky is open year round, or check out Quarry Hill Winery in Berlin Heights for some live entertainment while tasting their selection. Don’t forget to stock up on the wines you’d like to enjoy back at your resort, to serve at your holiday party, or to give to family and friends as gifts.

Winter Wonderland
Winter is often overlooked as the perfect time to travel, especially to the northern regions of Ohio. But there are so many reasons why Marblehead and the surrounding areas offer a majestic winter wonderland, and instead of staying locked up inside this season, head to the great outdoors and make the most of your experience. The sights are beautiful and the landscape is calling, not to mention the off-season costs are typically lower and the crowds fewer. So get out this winter. Whether you’re looking for family fun or a romantic getaway, take a weekend trip to clear your mind and raise your spirits.

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3 Things You Didn’t Know About the Marblehead Lighthouse http://sbresort.com/visit-lake-erie/2013/12/3-things-you-didnt-know-about-the_marblehead_lighthouse/ http://sbresort.com/visit-lake-erie/2013/12/3-things-you-didnt-know-about-the_marblehead_lighthouse/#comments Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:32:52 +0000 http://sbresort.com/visit-lake-erie/?p=85 The Marblehead Lighthouse is one of Marblehead’s oldest and finest tourist destinations. Built in 1821, it’s the oldest lighthouse in operation on this side of the Lake Erie, and visitors today can climb the seventy-seven steps it takes to reach the top for a scenic view over the lake. On [&hellip

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Marblehead Lighthouse

Marblehead Lighthouse

The Marblehead Lighthouse is one of Marblehead’s oldest and finest tourist destinations. Built in 1821, it’s the oldest lighthouse in operation on this side of the Lake Erie, and visitors today can climb the seventy-seven steps it takes to reach the top for a scenic view over the lake. On a clear day, you can even spot the Cedar Point roller coaster.

You may have known that the lighthouse has been featured on a postage stamp and was even on the Ohio license plate. But did you know the first female lightkeeper in the United States operated out of the Marblehead Lighthouse? Keep reading for more interesting and little known facts about the Marblehead Lighthouse.

It Has Ties to the Revolutionary War

During the Revolutionary War, British troops invaded several towns in Connecticut with the intent to burn down the houses and pillage for goods. Left to fend for themselves, residents prepared to defend their homes and lay claim to their land, but their attempts proved unsuccessful. Many families without shelter spent years petitioning for relief. As a result, a stretch of twenty-five miles along the Ohio coast, including Marblehead, was reserved for these families who wished to relocate.

The land set aside for the Connecticut sufferers is more commonly known as the Firelands. The first lightkeeper, Benajah Wolcott, migrated to Ohio as a member of the Firelands Survey Team. A fiddle player, family man, and Revolutionary War veteran, Wolcott was appointed the first lightkeeper of the Marblehead Lighthouse in 1822.

The Keeper’s House is the Oldest Residence Still Standing in Ottawa County

Wolcott commissioned a personal residence to be built off to the side of the lighthouse in 1822. Like the lighthouse, his personal dwelling is also built of limestone. Each night after sundown, Wolcott would traverse over to the lighthouse to light the thirteen whale oil lamps, where he stayed through the night to man the lights until morning.

Today the Keeper’s House hosts a museum and gift shop and is operated by the Marblehead Lighthouse HIstorical Society. An estimated one million people visit Marblehead State Park on a yearly basis.

It’s a Romantic Destination 

Historically, the Marblehead Lighthouse has some important romantic connections. In 1832, Benajah Wolcott’s wife Rachel took over the duties of the lightkeeper. Her second husband, Jeremiah van Benschoten, became the third lightkeeper two years later. The romantic ties don’t stop there; Wolcott’s granddaughter eventually married the son of the man who built the lighthouse by a circuit riding preacher traveling the area.

During the holiday season, the lighthouse is adorned with wreaths and red bows. Summer is a great time to bring your family to visit, but on a snowy winter day, the house blends in with the icy lake and the white landscape, and the holiday lights shine through the moonlit night. A winter walk can leave a couple feeling the awe and splendor of the scenery, and there’s nothing better than relaxing by a fire after a chilly stroll by the lake.

The Real Great Lakes Experience

Chicago boasts the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) for splendid views of Lake Michigan, and in Toronto, you can see Lake Ontario from your hotel room. But here in Ohio, we play by nature’s rules. Instead of a towering commercial structure, the Marblehead Lighthouse is a Great Lakes offering that has guided ships to Lake Erie’s shores for almost two centuries. It’s rich with history and teeming with family fun, something the both locals and vacationers can enjoy. Make a weekend out of it; stay, relax, and see what Marblehead has to offer.

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When you stay at South Beach Resort, make sure you take advantage of all of our great area wineries. Spend a day tasting and toasting the local wines. Start in Sandusky and finish in Port Clinton. Then relax by the fire place at South Beach Resort. www.sbresort.com for reservations. For a list of all of the area wineries goto www.sandusky.com


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Comprehensive list of area wineries. www.sandusky.com Reserve your room, and check out packages at www.sbresort.com


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South Beach Resort in Marblehead, Ohio offers the perfect solution to your romantic desires! Enjoy one of our romantic vacation specials this weekend!


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Steve Hall (not Al Gore) sings his original song, “Drop Anchor in Port Clinton”. We encourage you to visit Port Clinton, Ohio along the shores of Lake Erie. …

 

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Port Clinton celebrates Christmas early for boy with cancer http://sbresort.com/visit-lake-erie/2013/11/port-clinton-celebrates-christmas-early-for-boy-with-cancer/ http://sbresort.com/visit-lake-erie/2013/11/port-clinton-celebrates-christmas-early-for-boy-with-cancer/#comments Mon, 04 Nov 2013 18:23:37 +0000 http://sbresort.com/visit-lake-erie/?p=29 See on Scoop.it – Things to do The small community of Port Clinton is moving up the holidays to bring some joy and cheer to a young boy dying from cancer.   Jeffrey Kolar‘s insight: Very nice story, makes me thank god for our health and restore faith in people. [&hellip

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The small community of Port Clinton is moving up the holidays to bring some joy and cheer to a young boy dying from cancer.

 

Jeffrey Kolar‘s insight:

Very nice story, makes me thank god for our health and restore faith in people.

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What’s going on ???? http://sbresort.com/visit-lake-erie/2013/11/whats-going/ http://sbresort.com/visit-lake-erie/2013/11/whats-going/#comments Mon, 04 Nov 2013 17:32:20 +0000 http://sbresort.com/visit-lake-erie/?p=25 Want to know what’s going on in our area every week? We will be posting all of the happenings in our area every week right here, so stay tuned. Make sure you tell us if anything is going on that you know about, we will post it on our website, [&hellip

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Want to know what’s going on in our area every week? We will be posting all of the happenings in our area every week right here, so stay tuned.

Make sure you tell us if anything is going on that you know about, we will post it on our website, and other places.

 

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