Thursday, August 4, 2011

Straughn, Indiana - New Lisbon Family Campground

August 2, 2011
Max Meadows, VA 66 degrees this morning partly sunny.
Jackson, Ohio Lazy Dog Campground 94 degrees hazy and partly sunny.

A longer than planned driving day as two campgrounds did not answer the telephone. I tried to find these campgrounds but the finding of the second one turned into an adventure with skinny roads that turned into dirt-gravel dusty roads for Buster and Silver Sally, can I say "Sally got dusted". Plan was to drive 192 miles to the top of West Virginia stopping there for the night changed to just into Ohio the Garmin GPS location was wrong. After spending fifteen miles on gravel road the campground was not there. Drove further down the road there was a narrow bridge, and what looked like enough room to turn around and go back. This would require disconnecting Silver Sally. As I started this a man came out from the house there. Talking with him this GPS error has happened before and we could continue and get back to paved roads. The campground I was looking for is owned by his in-laws. I gave up on that one and got back on the original route US 35 westbound. We ended the day with 274 miles traveled and a shorter than planned day tomorrow.

August 3, 2011

Jackson, Ohio - Lazy Dog Campground, 70 degrees cloudy rain showers started very early today. Cloudy driving day to Straughn, Indiana - New Lisbon Family Campground along interstate seventy. One hundred eighty miles thru Ohio and into Indiana. Nothing exciting today, US 35 is a nice four lane divided highway thru Ohio then changed roads in Dayton, Ohio from US highway numbers to interstate highway numbered highways going north a short way on I 75 then west on I 70. We will be stopping in Illinois two nights in two different places one night each, this will shorten the driving days. Buster will transition into central time zone the next driving day.

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