Ain’t got no…...SATISFACTION!

Trip Start Jul 13, 2013
Trip End Aug 12, 2013

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Figured we would make Georgia happy for a change and so we got out of the RV and walked first thing this morning! It was already fairly warm and quite humid where we were so we were glad that we hadn't gotten cleaned up before we walked. And, much as we hate to admit it, we DID feel better after some exercise! Go Georgia!

Today we again had lovely blue skies even if it was a little warm. Our timing on pulling out of camp was better as we left about 9:40, driving along State Road 6 so that we could view the shore as much as possible. The farm land in the area was lovely, and we enjoyed the ride next to Lake Erie very much. Driving eastward along the shore road, our minds were boggled at the size and style of so many of the homes. It was almost funny to see these multi-million dollar estates built as close to each other (some even closer!) as we are in Del Webb! They were built right along a high bank overlooking Lake Erie and their views were spectacular.

The two of us decided that the little town of Vermillion was probably the prettiest one we saw today. It just made us feel happy to drive through it. We made a couple of stops to take pictures as we drove through town, one of which would have almost rivaled the backup job John did on the coast of Oregon so many years ago…you know what we are talking about Jerry and Judy!! We had an exciting few minutes involving both the backing up and a LARGE delivery truck trying to occupy the same space we were in…luckily we lived to tell the tale!

The skyline of Cleveland was impressive as we drove though at noon heading to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We figured that since we were in Cleveland, we would be foolish to miss seeing the museum, and we are very glad we went. It is VERY remarkable and one could easily spend many days walking through the exhibits and watching the video presentations. According to the brochure, "to capture the ever-evolving spirit of rock and roll, the exhibits are changed frequently, and some items are displayed on a temporary basis."

The parking for RVs wasn’t the best we have ever encountered (non-existent, in fact) and so we had to park on the street, taking up two metered spots, so we could go to the museum. Since we were metered for only two hours, we had to do a pretty quick walk through, but think we got a good feel for the place anyway. The Rolling Stones are being highlighted right now…and we decided that Mick Jagger hasn’t aged as well as we have?? Wishful thinking?? At any rate, we are once again convinced that Rock and Roll is—indeed—here to stay! It was particularly interesting walking through the portion of an exhibit that showed all of the reactions of older and more conservative folks in this country with reference to the arrival of Rock and Roll. I remember when Elvis was on The Ed Sullivan Show (back before the dawn of civilization as we know it) that my Daddy wouldn’t let me watch the show because he thought Elvis’ performance was so vulgar!

The facility is located right on the shore of Lake Erie and the views from the different levels of the building were spectacular, especially since this was such a pretty day. There is a restaurant there that has seating out on a large balcony overlooking the lake, and many folks were taking advantage of the lovely day and eating out there. Since we were pushed for time, we didn't eat until we got back in the RV but the food looked to be delicious.

We left the museum and Cleveland around 2:45 on our way to our campground for the night. Before we got there we stopped in at the RVers Mecca, Walmart, for supplies and gasoline. While we were fueling up ($3.67/galleon), John talked to a gentleman who was pulled in next to us with a 48’ long trailer. He is from Douglasville, GA and his job is hauling cars and motorcycles all over the country. He lives in the front part of the trailer and it was fascinating talking to him. By the way, he can hold as many as 140 gallons in two tanks on his truck…put a dollar figure on THAT one! It is truly amazing the diversity of people and employment in this world.

Our home for the night is at Kenisee’s Grand River Camp in Geneva, Ohio. Our site isn't level (a fact of life most of the time, it seems!) but the electricity is good and we have a great view of their little lake from our rig. Very nice stop for the evening.

We drove 116 miles today.
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Joe & Doris on

You do know that Lake Erie is the Walleye fishing capital of the world. Hope you find some good fried walleye while in that area. Thanks for the nice travelogue. We are enjoying your adventures.

oldcat on

Do not know where you are headed next but you are now about to enter my old territory. I would recommend entering NY and traveling east for a bit on I86/US 17 and going to see The incredible Chautauqua Institute on Lake Chautauqua ( ) after seeing it go up the lake to the town of Bemis Point and have luch at the Italian Fisherman, yum! Then head up north and get on the wine trail (US 20). Along the way are lots of great little wineries and the famous Attica Prison. In the town of Westfield, NY is a statue commemorating when Abraham Lincoln stopped there to see 11 year old Grace Bedell who, in a letter she wrote to him, convinced him to grow a beard. Jamestown was the hometown of Lucile Ball and the Lucy/Desi Museum is there ( .. just saying.
Will you be going up thru the Adirondacks?

dwlp.travelkids on

First to Doris and Joe...haven't eaten Walkeye yet but...per your instructions...we have it on the list for lunch tomorrow. Now for Dave...we already had Lake Chautaqua on the list. Now John is pouring over the map to see how to best follow your suggestions as to direction of travel tomorrow. Anita F. had already suggested that we go by there, so your idea just cemented our intentions. The restaurant sounds wonderful too. Right now our plans are to be in that area at least two days depending on what we discover to do. Can't wait, and thanks!

Sue Painter on

Wow that "upscale home" on the water looks pretty fine....are you checking out real estate up there?? Enjoying reading of your adventures. Hope you got Bill's email last night.....

charleybren on

Well, we're just now catching up with your blog. We are in Sharonville, OH for the night, on our way to Cleveland for the National Senior Games. After reading about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we may go after all.

charleybren on

Oh, yeah, Brenda said you made her hungry for Walleye. We have never heard Ohio described in such a positive way before. Coming from Michigan probably explains that!

dwlp.travelkids on

Hey, good luck to everyone in the senior Olympics! Please give each and every one our best wishes. Be sure and go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame if you have the time. It really was very interesting. John says you will love it.

charleybren on

Thanks for the luck and wishes. Wish you two could be there, cheering us on! Continue safe travel.

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