Monday, May 09, 2016

Family time!

Once we left Prophetstown, we drove to another state park, Tippecanoe, which was again, not far down the road. It is on the Tippecanoe River and is a much older park. There were sites available for us and we didn't have any trouble getting in. In fact there were only two of us plus the camp host in the entire park! Needless to say, it was very quiet and a pleasurable night.

The next day we drove up to Toto. Years ago there were several "bargain barns," kind of like indoor flea markets, and we wanted to see if they were still around. There are two that we found. . . in different places and a little more upscale. We had fun browsing around and checking out the bargains. We did find a few and enjoyed the day.

The next day we drove on to Warsaw to the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds and scored a 50 amp site. Last year they had some nice graveled sites with back to back hookups and they had similar travel trailers on them. They are all gone. The management told us that the "campers couldn't get along." Hmmmm. Sounds strange to me, but I don't like it when fairgrounds have permanent campers anyway. Usually makes for a trashy situation.

The weather has turned cool and we are right on a canal off Winona Lake at the campground. During the day when the sun is out, you can see dozens of turtles sunning themselves on the seawalls across the channel. What a hoot! There were all sizes of turtles and all kinds, including leatherbacks. I couldn't get close to them. When I would get halfway through the meadow, they would start splashing back in the water, so I had to use my zoom lens. LOL

Our main reason for coming here, though, is not to see the turtles! LOL We were here to spend a few days before going to Elkhart Campground for a month. This is the closest camp to Mom and Dad's house, so we stayed for a few days and got to see them. In fact, it was Mother's Day weekend, so we went with them and Nita and most of her family to the Honeywell Center in Wabash for dinner to celebrate. It was great fun and we enjoyed seeing everyone.

The next day we headed further north and scored a site near the dog park at Elkhart Campground where we will stay for almost a month.

Till next time. . .


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