No Guts, No Glory....
Trip Start Jul 13, 2013
31Trip End Aug 12, 2013
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We pulled out of camp at 10:30 once again…this time it was because we had a great conversation with two folks that were parked next to us last night
Our drive this morning was very nice. We crossed The Historic Lincoln Highway again several times today. After seeing it yesterday, we Googled it and were re-reminded that the original highway started in Times Square, NYC and ended in San Francisco making it the first intercontinental highway for automobiles in this country. Fascinating.
As we drove along, we once again saw the Amish harvesting wheat in their fields with a horse and wagon. Passing a field a little later we again saw the hand-done shocks of grain waiting for pick up. John wanted to get out and throw a sheaf or two of grain up on one of the wagons, but I was able to dissuade him from trying it. I think watching the process brought back memories of his work in hay fields when he was a teenager…in a world far, far away and long, long ago!
Once again, we enjoyed looking at the farm land in the area…some of it flat in areas and then hilly. We followed State Road 250 towards Lake Erie. In Ashland, Ohio we stopped for gas and paid $3.61/galleon (that info is for you Judy M!)
On our path were the towns of Norfolk and Milan, Ohio. Milan was the birthplace of Thomas A. Edison. Our arrival time in Sandusky was 1:40, a KOA campground at 1:50…and pulled OUT of the KOA at 2:15! Enough said. From there we drove to Cedar Point thinking that we might stay in the campground there. As we discovered, it would have cost us $20 just to drive in and look at the park (our $20 would have been given back if we had chosen to stay there) with no assurance that we would have gotten the money back if a.) we didn’t like the park, or b.) they didn’t have room for us. Hummmm.
At 2:35 we were then officially driving east on State Road 6. At 3:35 we pulled into the Hudson River Valley Resort, Marina, & Campground and are now set up for the night. It isn’t a wonderful park, but we are level and the electricity is strong enough for running both the electric hot water heater and the A/C. One MUST have their priorities in the right order after all...and not necessarily believe the word "resort" when used on a place you plan to stay! (Gary R.—John thought we might be in Deliverance but since we didn’t hear any banjos, we think we are OK.)
On a side note of interest (at least to us) we were talking today about a couple that we met while on our way to Alaska in 1997 at a campground just outside of Glacier National Park
Please take note of the sign on the tree and remember…no guts, no glory!!
We drove the grand total of 105 miles today.