Alan & Teri's Travels travel blog

Campsite - Summit Hills State Park

July 7, 2008

Odometer start: 37,597 Left Campground 70 at 7:45 am

This morning T was treated to a pheasant racing along the hillside outside the camper.

Seen on the back of a truck along I-70: “Our job sucks! We guarantee it! You guessed it, it was a septic cleaning service.

We got a kick out of Exit 0 for Wheeling Island.

At a rest area in West Virginia, A noticed that one of the cotter pins had fallen off the sway bar. We decided to look for a place to replace it during our next fuel stop. As luck would have it, T noticed an AutoZone straight ahead at the St Clairsville, OH exit. She failed to notice the RV Center next door. Fortunately, A did and we were able to replace the pin and purchase an extra.

Many thanks to Bernie at Stewart’s RV Center who helped us find what we needed.

To add to the wildflowers along the road, we saw lots of queen anne’s lace, purple (asters?), pink wild roses and, of course, black eyed susan’s, the OH state flower.

The road work around Dayton and the tunnel-like barriers seemed like they would never end.

T’s only disappointment - we found no postcards at all while traveling across OH. Gas prices in OH ranged from $3.95 - 3.97.

We arrived at Summit Lake State Park near New Castle, IN at about 3 pm and relaxed for the evening. T had made reservations online for a campsite with water and electric for $17/night. We chose a site in the wooded area because we like the shade. This is definitely a campground we would visit again and for an extended period of time. The park has a boat ramp and lake for fishing and swimming. They also rent canoes, rowboats and small motorboats.

The birds trill all day long. We also enjoyed watching the red squirrels scamper about.

Places to visit:

Zanesville Oh area

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