Sittin' n spinnin'
Yellow submarine--blacksmith style
The candles are not metal
Our trip to Ohio is almost over. We have made it to East Fork Lake and are camping on one of the seven full hookup sites. After a month and a half of visiting people in high traffic areas we are really enjoying the quiet. Since the Escapade we have spent 5 more days in the Latimer campground. On Thursday we moved to the Miami Co. fairgrounds and have been busy with the blacksmiths' Quadstate Roundup. Duane helped set up, man the Gallary (where people display their latest projects to compete for cash prizes) and tear down. I hobnobbed with my favorite blacksmiths, spent a couple more days with our adorable grandchildren, and visited with friends Gene and Barbara who came on Saturday. On a whim I took a couple of quilts to display in the Spouses' section. I was the only one so I couldn't earn First Prize. I did get an Honorable Mention and $25. Pretty good for a whim! Sunday we headed to East Fork, which today we learned was named for the east fork of the Little Miami River which feeds it. We had enough energy to set up and drive to the Frisch's down the road for dinner. Today was rainy and gray all day. We took our time over getting up and breakfast (by that time I had the first load of laundry done) then set out for the WalMart. All afternoon Duane computered and started planning the next leg of our journey. I did more laundry, changed sheets and towels, put away groceries and finally sat down for half an hour before we had to leave again. We met our daughter Stacy and her friend Ruth Ann for dinner then they came here to see our new house and visit for a bit. We will be home tomorrow then meet them for dinner again. Wed. we plan to relax and enjoy the park. If the rain is gone we will probably do a bit of hiking. There are plenty of trails here ranging from 1/2 mi wheelchair accessible to the 31 mile rugged perimeter trail. There is a horse campground and plenty of trails to ride. The lake has lots of good fishing. There are several campgrounds with over 300 campsites including several cabins. They all have paves cites and electric but no water (except for the 7 full hookups of course and we don't know what the cabins have). Right now there are very few people here but the weekends will be busier through the fall. We really enjoy Ohio's state parks. They don't have day use charges and some, like this one, are Passport America.
Our tentative plans for Thursday are to stop by Bowling Green KY to visit with Duane's brother Dean, then head to Boonsborough State Park for a couple of days. From there we will go west of Nashville and pick up the Natchez Trace Parkway and enjoy the longest narrowest national historic area all the way to its end.
PS: We just found out that the World Equestrian Games are in Lexington this week so no campgrounds available in the area....scratch Boonesborough. So we will be off to the Bowling Green area to visit my brother and see some sites around there. Might take another tour of Mammoth Cave. They have a number of tour options.
Basta por hoy.
Louise and Duane