Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Temperature, 71 Degrees, Sunshine and Clouds

Travel Day

Yesterday found us back on the road again.

The big question of course was would the slide come in.? The night before I decided to try and bring it in. Go figure, the first click of the switch and it came in without an issue. Ah, but the drama with the slides was not finished. More about that in a minute.

Ms. Barbara and I put our heads together a few days ago and decided we were not going to take the Ohio Turnpike but rather local back roads. It was a four hour trip and all but the last thirty minutes was as easy as good be. But that last thirty minutes, we were twisting and turning, and going up one small hill and then swooping down the backside. It was rural America at its best and had I been on my motorcycle as in days gone by I would have loved it. However, driving Elvira on such a road proved to be a bit of a challenge. A fun challenge I will say that.

In due time we saw the sign for our new home. The buggy on the sign should give you a clue that we are in the heart of Amish country.

In and up the hill and we were at the office. We received a very pleasant surprise when we registered, we were given a $10 dollar a night discount for each of the 10 night’s we will be here. Unexpected, but we’ll definitely take it.

So here we are at our new home. This is a wonderful RV Park that is well taken care of and well maintained. It is also empty. No campground crowding in these parts. Our site is a pull-thru, gravel base, and reasonably level. We got on site and I made all the hookups. It took longer to find a spot for Albert then anything else. But he is now working just fine. As you can see in the above picture spacing between sites to the right is spacious. However, on the left side we are almost on top of our neighbor. Overall, this park is peaceful and quiet and a great place to be.

Now about those slides. So, all slides went out without an issue. About 30 minutes later just as we were about to sit down to supper all four slides started coming in on their own! Yup, no switch had been pushed. What in the world? Had Harvey our resident ghost decided to make an appearance?

Well, I later discovered that this has, indeed, happened to others with older Newmar motorhomes. One gentleman shared with me that his one slide used to just go out and come in at random times. He never knew when it was going to happen. Thankfully, we’ve not had a repeat so we’ll count ourselves fortunate.

OK, we’re settled in and making a list of places we’re want to visit. On the list so far, an Amish farm and buggy ride, a tour of a working steam engine roundhouse, and a visit to a recreated canal boat village and maybe a ride on a canal boat. Plus, I have some projects I need to tend to around the rig.

Hey, I just checked where we have been so far this Tour. How about this:

thirty different RV Parks

16 different states

and we’ve traveled a total of 5,848 miles to date

Not too shabby a summer. We’re on the homeward leg now and soon enough Elvira will be given a much needed rest.

Thanks again for spending some time with us.  It’s always great to be able to share our story with family and friends. Comments? Feel free to share them with me. And always remember, cherish every moment of every day that God gives you and live those moments to the fullest. 

Our continuing mission remains the same: 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.


  1. A ten dollar discount for each of the ten nights! You hit the jackpot! All four slides started coming in on their own! Holy Mackeral! Hopefully, they don’t start going out on their own when you’re traveling down the road! In any case, it looks like a real nice place. I look forward to reading your posts about your adventures there! I do know the Amish sure know how to make good food!


  2. What an adventurous trip you’ve had this summer and it’s not over yet. You and Barbara have created many memories, some good and others great. We think back of our trips and relive them thru the blog, pictures and when we get together with the friends we’ve made along the way. Take that $10.00 discount, kick Harvey to the curb and enjoy every day God has given you.


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