We had a two day mini-vacation last week with Alex. We actually had planned it for the week before but Alex was sick then. Even last week, Alex and I were still recovering from our lingering cold but we were determined to have our “vacation” before school starts. On day 1 (Thursday), we decided to explore Stan Hywet in Akron, OH. Although we’ve lived in Northeast Ohio for many, many years, we had never been to Stan Hywet before this. Isn’t that just typical? We tend to explore attractions that are farther away first than the ones in our own backyard. :) Anyway, here are some photos we took that day. The manor house was really impressive and simply fascinating. We weren’t allowed to take photos inside though so we can’t share that experience with you. We have quite a few photos of the vast and beautiful grounds and gardens, but they really don’t do the place justice. So if you ever come out this way, it is definitely worth a visit. Enjoy!