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Aug 10, 2016 - New York thru Pennsylvania to Ohio

We left New York, drove 35 miles thru Pennsylvania, & into Ohio today. 330 miles - one of our longest days on this trip. There wasn't really anywhere we wanted to stop between Niagara/Buffalo, NY & Holmes County, Ohio - & the first mileage estimate was 50 miles shorter than it turned out to be. We expected to be packing up in the rain this morning but the rain went thru last night & then cleared. We had a nice drive thru NY & PA - didn't really hit any rain until we were in Ohio & then we had a couple of really heavy downpours but everyone...

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Aug 5, 2016 - Drawing To A Close

From Scenic Hills RV - Berlin, OH Woke today with the realization that our stay in Ohio Amish country is quickly drawing to a close. Seems when making plans to come to this area time moves oh so slowly anticipating our arrival. However once we arrive those same 24-hours in a day seem to grow wings and fly by. We have while in this area on four trips now spent 118 days and driven about 3,250 miles enjoying Holmes County and parts of the four adjoining counties. As with most places you visit often you quickly make certain places your...

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Aug 2, 2016 - 2nd Installment Of "A Taste of the Backroads"

From Scenic Hills RV - Berlin, OH Earlier we made a journal post on our first “A Taste of the Backroads” self-guided auto tour. This post will combine the two remaining tours……”A Taste of Southern Holmes County” and “A Taste of Blooms Along the Backroads”. Southern Holmes County takes you on backroads drive in the South Eastern portion of the county through the villages of Charm, Farmerstown, Beck Mills and Saltillo. This 30-mile tour was designed to show the visitor lots of scenic, picturesque beauty on Township roads that are full of...

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Jul 27, 2016 - A Slower Pace

From Scenic Hills RV – Berlin, OH Today we made good on our plan to return to Lehman’s Hardware. Boy were we glad we did. If you remember in our earlier post of the 14th we told you about the amazing display of wood carver Paul Weaver’s work. This entire week Mr. Weaver has been at Lehman’s with his entire collection of 41 pieces to date. The amazing collection filled the “Buggy Barn” inside the store. Walls were filled as well as several pieces on easels down the center of the room. Best of all the artist himself was there with his...

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Jul 24, 2016 - Comedy & Cheese

From Scenic Hills RV – Berlin, OH Week two of our stay here in Berlin had us attending two comedy variety shows. This area has several theaters which offer an array of show genres but until this our fourth trip we had never gone to see any of them. This time I made sure we would see one of the comedy variety shows. Called for tickets on Monday following our arrival Friday. Upon purchasing tickets for the Amish Country Theater was offered and took the two show special, saving $10 on each of the second set of show tickets. Tuesday we saw...

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Jul 22, 2016 - Unique Public Trail & A Christmas Wonderland

From Scenic Hills RV – Berlin, OH Taking an old railroad bed no longer in use and making it a multipurpose recreation trail is the story behind Holmes County “Rails to Trails”. The dream of a trail through Holmes County was born shortly after the flood of 1969 ended the active use of the railroad in the county. The railroad had been an integral part of the life and business and connected Holmes County with major cities in Ohio carrying people and goods. During WW II even troop trains rolled down these railroad tracks. But with declining...

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Jul 20, 2016 - A Taste of the Backroads

From Scenic Hills RV – Berlin, OH In coming to this area we have always loved drives that took you away from the “commercial” aspect of Holmes and surrounding counties. In years past we used the free Ohio Amish County Map to pick a route but never knew any tidbits, history or cultural facts to what we were seeing on our drive…..just enjoyed the beauty of the landscape as it passed us by. However last visit to the area we read and heard about a new publication to aid in exploring the area easier. This was to also contain some interesting...

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Jul 16, 2016 - "Setting Sail" At The Newest Carving Museum

From Scenic Hills RV – Berlin, OH Those who have followed our journal for an extended time know on one of our first visits to this area of Ohio we visited the Warther Museum in Dover, OH. Here is housed the collection of steam engine carvings by Ernest “Mooney” Warther. We loved this museum and have told countless people about it and not to miss seeing it if in the area. (Can find journal post in 2011 journal on Sept. 14th). Now we have the second Warther Museum of carvings to tell everyone about…..that of his grandson David Warther found...

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Jul 14, 2016 - Return Visit To Lehman's Hardware

From Scenic Hills RV – Berlin, OH As we have done each of our prior three visits to this area a trip to Lehman’s Hardware in nearby Kidron was on our “To Do” list. This small town was originally settled in 1819 by a group of Swiss Mennonites wishing to escape religious persecution and poor farming conditions in their homeland. Back in the Sonnenberg area of Switzerland these Swill Mennonites were referred to as Die Stillen im Lande, meaning the quiet people in the country. Today Kidron is home to the majority of the most conservative branch...

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Jul 12, 2016 - Our Comings & Goings In Holmes County

From Scenic Hills RV Park – Berlin, OH Our first few days here in Holmes County has found us doing several things, none of which would warrant an entire post in and of itself. So will briefly tell you some of our goings on. First off Friday evening after setting up went straight to the Farmstead Restaurant downtown Berlin and enjoyed their buffet. I couldn’t wait for some broasted chicken and Amish noodles…..Rudy went for the chicken and mashed potatoes instead of noodles. Saturday we went to Scenic Hills Furniture’s new location to...

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Jul 8, 2016 - Back To Our Little Piece Of Heaven

From Scenic Hills RV Park – Berlin, OH Goodbye Indiana, Hello Ohio! Had a fairly uneventful trip today moving our home 272 mile ESE. Did swallow hard and took the I80/90 tollway to a tune of $34.25 for a distance of 182 miles. Can say seems not much of the toll fees goes back toward road improvement. Every time we have been here at this park we have had a site on what is called the hill….a row of 11 sites. This visit no different once again assigned hill site “H”. Friends and other resources have given us some new areas and things to check...

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Nov 7, 2015 - Berlin, Ohio

We met Darla (my friend in OH) and her husband Dan for breakfast this morning at Miss Yoder's, they had to drive down and pick up some furniture. Buddy and Dan had never met but they talked like they have known each other forever, had a lot in common he hunts and he is in the process of rebuilding a motor home so they had a lot to talk about, we spent about 2 hours with them. We headed back to Millersburg and stopped by Walmart then filled up the truck for our trip tomorrow paying $2.59 for diesel, back to the camper where I cleaned inside...

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