We spent two nights at the Tin Cup RV Park in Mahomet, IL near Champaign. Shortly after we got settled in we received a phone call from some friends from Alabama, Roger and Linda, they had been reading our last journal entry and saw that we were very close to where they live. Unfortunately we passed right through their area on our way from Milton, WI to Mahomet, IL. We didn’t realize that we were so close or we would have tried to get together with them. Tin Cup was a nice enough campground but they didn’t have wi-fi and that is always disappointing. Right down the road from the campground was a very nice Champaign County Park called Lake of the Woods. The park had an Early American Museum, a covered bridge and a Botanical Garden. The lake even had a Blue Heron that looked a lot like the ones that are at the pond in Berkshire. It was a beautiful day so we spent a few hours there.
As it was getting close to the Fourth of July we decided that we had better find a campground that we would stay at for a week and through the holiday weekend. We found a really nice campground called Grandpa’s Farm in Richmond, Indiana. It is a very nice family run campground and we were lucky enough to get a great site right near the community campfire. It would have been perfect except for one thing, Indiana was experiencing a “heat wave”, that’s when the temperature reaches 90 degrees for more that three days in a row, it was actually more like five days. We spent a lot of the week inside our air-conditioned motor home. We did meet some of our neighbors, Jim and Brenda from Texas and Bill and Donna from Oklahoma. Both couples have family in the area and are spending the whole summer at Grandpa’s Farm. Bob set his keyboard up on the patio and played for all of us a couple of evenings after it cooled down a little.
About the only sightseeing we did was on Saturday when we drove to Monroe, OH about 60 miles from the campground to go to Trader’s World, a huge flea market that we went to last summer on our way through Ohio.
On Thursday we left Grandpa’s Farm and drove into Ohio to the Buckeye Lake KOA for a couple of nights, we spent a week here last summer. It is about half way between Richmond, IN and our next destination in Ohio’s Amish country. It is still very HOT and the only thing we did while here was to go to Catfish Charley’s Pizza, a restaurant that we really liked last year.