TOUR AMERICA 2019: CAMBRIDGE, OHIO -THE BUCKEYE STATE

Home Is Where We Park It:  Spring Valley Campground, Cambridge, Ohio

July 8, 2019

Temperature 86 Degrees

Travel Day

Halfway through last night both of us were reaching for the covers.  The temperature had dropped into the low 60’s which is a bit cool for us.  Neither of us is complaining just saying it is a bit different than what we’ve become accustomed to.

Travel day today.  Not much to do to get ready.  Really, all we had to do is bring in the slides, bring up the jacks and disconnected the electric from the mother ship.  Just like that we were done and ready to roll.

Out stay in Marion had been a good one.  Visiting the Popcorn Museum meant we could cross another one off our bucket list.  It never continues to amaze me as to what we find and where we find it.  I’ve always said, interesting things are always just waiting around the next corner.

Right on schedule, that being 10 am we were on the road again.  We needed to do some backtracking to get to where we were headed for the night.  Once again, traffic was light, the roads for the most part were in good shape.  We’re now climbing mountain after mountain heading east but Graybeard as always is handling all of them without even breaking a sweat.

A few hours after we started we saw the sign for our evening home, Spring Valley Campground.  It sits right off the interstate.  A right at the exit, then another right, a mile down a county road and there you are.  It’s one of the few with a decent rating that is this easy to get to.  Others are far afield and their ratings are 5 or under.

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We’re home and settled in for the evening.  It’s obvious that the campground is in need of some TLC.  Don’t get me wrong, it is neat, there is no trash lying around but it is obvious that putting fresh gravel down on the sites, repairing the moon size potholes in the inner roads, and sprucing up the place is not a high priority.  Our site is a pull-through, reasonably level, and long enough that we can leave little Graybeard attached.

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Barbara’s comment was we’ve been in parks like this before, for a night it is perfectly fine.  I do agree.  I will say it is not a place I would pick to spend a week or more.  My favorite place to call home more and more are the various state parks.  We haven’t found a one that we would not return to.  So be it in the morning we will be gone.   We’re halfway to PA and will be there tomorrow.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  Time now to get back to our game of Mexican Train.  Why, we’ve even dug out the radio and have it on tonight.  Shades of many, many months ago!  We’ve gone basic for sure!  But only for one more night.

Thanks for joining us as we travel along.  We always appreciate your company.  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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