July 12, 2010 Updated Jul 12, 2010 at 2:04 PM EDT

By WKBW Internet

July 12, 2010 Updated Jul 12, 2010 at 2:04 PM EDT

Can you believe this weather we are having? I love this time of the year. Working the night shift like I do, I have to eat out five nights a week. So, one of my favorite places on my dinner break is Front Park, down by the Peace Bridge.

There's a great little custard stand right across the street on Porter. Usually I order a salami & cheese sandwich and a large cherry shake. They even throw in a bag of chips and a pickle! Then I head over to the park and eat while I watch all the things going on. I remember last year watching the birds build their nests in the bushes, and as the weeks went by, the eggs appeared and then finally the chicks arrived. I kind of felt close to that little "bird" family.

I watched them grow up for weeks, before they finally flew away. Anyway, it's a nice break, watching the sun go down over Lake Erie, listening to my jazz station and thinking how strange it is that I grew up in another city, in another country, but it's right down at the far end of that very same lake!