Saturday, September 12, 2009

On the road again. . .

Written on Friday, September 11.

We left Goshen yesterday morning, September 10. I had a dental appointment at 2, so we got on the road about 4 p.m. We drove to St. Mary’s, Ohio, and stopped at Easy Camp. We have been here before and it is a decent overnight stop right on the highway. And we know that fellow “Class of 2005” members Dee and Dan Hawkey hang out here during the summer to be near family.

We got in just after 7 p.m. and Dee and Dan were surprised to see us. We stood and chatted awhile and after we got set up, we joined them at their campfire. What a beautiful night. It was cool, but not cold. There was a breeze in the air, so there were no mosquitoes. We sat out till almost 11 p.m. just talking and catching up with where we have been in the last year and talked about where our travels will likely take us this coming winter. And we are hoping to hear if Dan is confirmed as the new RV Czar--a very useful and needed position on Capitol Hill.

This morning we had coffee with Dee and Dan and chatted some more before we got ready to leave. We left around 9:30 and drove until 4:30. We took a different route and went through Pennsylvania. I’m not sure we will do that again. Lots of hills and driving in the mountains through those little towns, while quaint, is brutal on the brakes. We are stopped for the night at the Outflow Corp of Engineers Campground at Confluence, Pennsylvania. It is close to Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania. What a weird name. The town used to be called Falls City because of the falls. There is a lot of white water rafting here and there is a Class 5 rapids. The water is too low at this time of year for rafting on the rapids. They are quite beautiful and there are nice viewing areas for you to use. Our campground is actually just below the dam and the outflow is right across the river from our camp. When we called about getting a spot here we were told they were only half full. However, when we arrived, we found out there were no hookup sites available. No problem. We are in a nice large site without hookups but it is fine for overnight.

Tomorrow we will drive to Charlottesville, Virginia, to see our daughter and family. We are anxious to see them and to play with our grandson, Ronan.

Till next time. . .


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