We are on our way for a short trip across Indiana to Centerville. Centerville is just a few miles from the Ohio border making the trip for us just a short 100 miles. We do have to traverse the city of Indianapolis and all of the potholes Indiana has to get there though. Indianapolis is no real big deal but navigating the damn huge and frequent potholes is a big deal! If one is not very, very careful you can destroy your suspension in the potholes Indiana has on its highways.
We managed to make it through Indianapolis’s minor traffic and most of the potholes to land at the Sunshower RV resort in Centerville around 2pm. Our friends Mark and Mary work camp here during the summer. We met them and became friends at our winter place at Natures Resort in south Texas. Mary was working the office when we arrive so she answered the intercom at the gate when we pulled up. How cool is that! After getting us bussed in we met her and Mark as they arrived on a golf cart to show us our site for the next few days. We also have friends, Robin and Gene, who live in New Castle Indiana a few miles away, also from Natures in South Texas. We planned to meet up with them also while in the Centerville/New Castle area.
In between the rain and mostly gloomy weather while we were there we did manage to spend some time with everyone just not as much as we would have liked. Friday night we went out to eat a very nice restaurant, the No. 9 Grill, in Cambridge City, with Robin and Gene. After dinner we all went back to our RV and visited for a while. It was a great time, just short!
|Right after this picture the sky opened up and it really rained hard!|
|Across the street was this mural of Lincoln. |
His funeral train stopped here to the left.
On Saturday we took a road trip to Oxford Ohio with Mary and Mark. Oxford is a cute little college (Miami University) town just a few miles from the Indiana/Ohio border. We had a nice lunch at Mac & Joe's and then some Ice Cream after for dessert. We walked the town square and then drove back. It was nice drive seeing the countryside with friends.
Saturday night Sunshower had a DJ dance. It was scheduled to be a bigger event but the rain and threat of lots of rain prevented their larger plans from taking shape. So a DJ dance in the clubhouse it was. We had a good time at the dance and we met a few nice people.
Sunday was mostly a bust for us as it rained off and on most of the day. And then Monday we were on our way farther east toward New Jersey.
Our original plans were to head to North Jersey for a Picnic that Patty had arranged for former work friends. The picnic turned out to be a bust as too many people had other plans at that time. It sucked a bit for us we fronted the money for the non-refundable pavilion where it was to be held. It is always a risk for these things during the summer months. There are only so many weekends in the summer so people have to plan carefully and it is hard to get a place to hold events for the same reason. Anyway, it is what it is. I seem to say that a lot anymore!
Patty also is having issues related to her mental health; depression and anxiety. This has been an ongoing issue for her since she was 13 years old but it has been much more pronounced since we have been full-time RV traveling. It’s not that she needs frequent care but she does need consistent care. Since we have been full time traveling she has been unable to get any mental health care, let alone consistent care. We started with health care in Indiana and they wouldn’t treat her since she wasn’t a resident! Next we tried our winter place in South Texas. We even became residents of Texas and still were not able to find mental health care. We are hoping that Florida is better.
Anyway, her symptoms seem to always increase as we travel. We are now closing in on 5 months on the road this year and Patty is in need of treatment. So we wrote off the NJ picnic all together and are arriving at our friends Cindy and Rob’s driveway a few days early. Patty is going to check in to a mental health hospital near their house for a while to get fixed up.
After leaving Indiana we made 2 stops along the way to New Jersey. The first was in Belmont Ohio at the Barkcamp State Park for a 2 nighter. Our next stop was in Burnt Cabins Pennsylvania at the Grist Mill & Campground. This is a place we had stayed at a few years ago. We stayed here just one night before heading the last 150 miles to Cindy and Rob's in Keyport New Jersey.
|The country camp store in the state park|
|Our rig from the camp store|
|On a hike in the Ohio state park. Weird growth on this tree|
|Someone found this Geocache and destroyed it along the trail!|
OK, that is it for this post. Stay tuned!