TOUR AMERICA 2019: OHIO, THE BUCKEYE STATE

Home Is Where We Park It:  Edwards Funeral Home, Marion, Ohio

July 6, 2019

Temperature 88 Degrees

Travel Day

So today was travel day.  We were heading further north into Ohio before taking a detour into PA.

No need to rush this morning since we have this down to a science by now.  Barbara works on the inside and I work on the outside disconnecting us from the mother ship.  Working together we left the park on schedule at 10 am.

The day before as I usually do I ran the first mile or two of the route that the GPS suggested.  I’m so glad that I did because I came across a railroad crossing that would have hung us up with our low tow bar install.   We took a slight detour and everything worked out just fine.

The trip up was an easy one in terms of traffic.  In terms of road condition not so good.  I probably lost a few teeth along the way!  It’s unfortunate to see just how bad the road system is.  Tomorrow, I’m going to have to do a once over on Graybeard just to make sure everything is still attached and nothing has come loose.

Approaching Marion, Ohio the skies began to darken and it was obvious that a storm was brewing.  Question was, would we make it off the road before it broke in all its fury.  We did indeed but not with more than a few minutes to spare.

Where are we?  Of all the places we have stayed over the last two years this one is a first for us.  We belong to an organization called Boondockers Welcome.  In essence it is a network of hosts that provide free overnight parking for RV’ers.  You can stay from one to three or more nights at various locations across the country.

Tonight and tomorrow night we are at one of those locations, it is the parking lot of

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They have a gravel lot off to the side of the funeral parlor and this will be our home for

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two nights.  It is reasonably level, it has 50 amp available but someone else got here before us that we didn’t know about and grabbed it so we are on generator daylight hours.  Thankfully, the temperature is supposed to be rather mild the next two nights so we will survive.  We have our water tank half full and our black and gray tanks are empty.  Life is good.

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About that storm, it was a good one and lasted for a good hour.  However, we were here and hunkered down so no real problem.  Oh did it pour though!

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  It was an easy drive, we have someplace to call home for two nights, and we’ll do our sightseeing tomorrow and then be gone on Monday morning.  What more can one ask for.  Thank you Lord for safe travels and a place to hang our hats.

Thanks for coming along with us, we enjoy having you with us.  Catch you tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s occupants, four paws and two humans.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before

See you on down the road!

 

 

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