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Aug 1, 2019 - Thousand Trails Wilmington, OH

We made the trip to Wilmington in great time, 228 miles on mostly smooth roads in 6 hours 15 minutes with a gas AND lunch stop.... Along the way we enjoyed the beautiful countryside views. We’ll be here for 5 days and there’s several things we could do here. Wilmington has a nice museum and a restored Grand Theatre, not to mention some terrific restaurants. However, once again we have some good books to read, too. So, all the options are open for us.

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Sep 7, 2014 - Cincinnati

Friday and Saturday we made a brief stop in Wilmington Ohio, which is just outside of Cincinnati. We did get a chance to drive through Cincinnati and came close to seeing the Great American Ballpark, but got caught up in the traffic for a Reds game, so only got to drive on Pete Rose Way for a short distance. Cincy is a nice clean city along the Ohio River. Visited the boyhood home of President William Howard Taft in Cincinnati. His father was also a political presence both in Ohio and nationaly who had many visitors of significance to this...

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Oct 2, 2013 - TTN Wilmington, Ohio

Rebecca started our day of driving and drove the first half of our 268 mile journey through the heart of Ohio south to Wilmington. Our Thousand Trails preserve is just a few miles west of Wilmington, in farming country. It's a 180 acres with 3 lakes in which Dave will wet his lines. We came through here about 5 years ago but stayed only a few days, this time it'll be 9 days. One of the items on our agenda for this stop is a visit to the renown Cincinnati Zoo. Notice that this is our 310th stop, and we're 6 weeks away from crossing our 7th...

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May 17, 2012 - Work in Wilmington

My sister, Diane, and Don’s parents are in Ohio, so a trip North always means a stop to see family and friends who still live in the area. We arrived on Tuesday, April 24th, for a three-week stay. The Thousand Trail Preserve is in Wilmington, about 30 miles from Dayton, which really makes it nice since it is a campground we can stay in at no charge. On Wednesday we went to visit Mom and Dad and Diane, and it was wonderful to see them. Don’s sisters, Linda and Debbie, live close by and do a great job of helping out their parents. Because we...

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Jul 27, 2011 - Wilmington

We took today to go into Wilmington to walk and drive around to see what's there. Being from Delaware, we were interested in how the city got its name and some of its history. The news paper in Wilmington is the News-Journal, the same as Delaware, and there is also a Wilmington College like Delaware. According to the local history most of the early settlers were from Wilmington, NC and not Delaware. Wilmington, NC and Wilmington, DE were both charted by King George II in 1739 and presumably were named after the Prime Minister, Spencer...

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Jul 26, 2011 - 3 State Shuffle

Today didn't start off very well. As I was getting up from the driver seat, I banged my head on the TV which I hadn't stowed yet. It hurt, but I didn't think much of it until I felt a warm stream running down my forehead. I guess when you don't have much hair there isn't much of a cushion. A little direct pressure stopped the bleeding, but I did have a head ache for much of the morning. Our trip today took us into 3 states - West Virginia (twice), Kentucky, and Ohio (twice). Our route was along the Kanawha River and then north along the...

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Jul 1, 2011 - Kings Island - ROLLERCOASTERS!

Kings Island was super-fun! The weather couldn't have been nicer and it wasn't too crowded. We hit most of the coasters, a little of the water park and walked a few miles. When I (Liesl)was there as a kid, 20something years ago, it had great rollercoasters, but none compared to what's there now. I have to say that The Beast is STILL my favorite. It is a National Rollercoaster Enthusiasts club Landmark for being the longest (7000')and fastest wooden rollercoaster in the world. We all thought it was awesome! We also checked out The...

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Jun 30, 2011 - Morgan's Creek, OH

On Thursday we drove 400 miles from Avon to Morgan's Creek campground near Wilmington, OH. This is a really nice campground that is only for tenters -- no RVs allowed! On this pre-weekend night it is really quiet and peaceful. The campground is really nice. We have an amazing tree in our site that is 50 feet tall, but it is missing most of its insides due to a lightning strike a long time ago. We will post s photo of it tomorrow. The funniest sign we passed on our drive was for the "Quaker Steak & Lube!" Anyone for an oil change with their...

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Jun 2, 2011 - Oodles of Fun in Ohio

On the Tuesday after Memorial Day we left South Carolina behind and headed to Ohio, spending one night outside Knoxville and one night in Berea, Kentucky before arriving at the Thousand Trails Preserve in Wilmington, Ohio on Thursday, June 2. Right away on Friday, we went to Don’s parents and did some yard work. They have lived in their home since they got married and this year celebrated 64 years together! What an inspiration! They are both in the mid-80’s and yard work and home maintenance chores are getting difficult for them to do, so...

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Oct 8, 2010 - Wilmington, Ohio

Miraculously the weather improved during our journey south to Wilmington and has been fantastic since. Bright and sunny but not too hot – just great. We are in the heart of American farmland here with endless fields of newly harvested corn. The campsite is quiet and nicely spread out around 3 lakes with the autumn trees and blue skies providing a perfect backdrop.

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Jul 18, 2010 - Outings in Ohio

It was Sunday, July 18 and we were finally back in Ohio. This was going to be a busy couple of weeks, but we were really looking forward to seeing family and friends. We stayed at the Thousand Trails park in Wilmington again, so I imagine we’ll also be putting some miles on the truck driving back and forth to Dayton. As we were setting up, a couple stopped to chat and it was John and Donna...we met them in 2008 out in Texas and again in 2009. They are Harley riders, so we've spent some fun time together. It would be great to have friends so...

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May 19, 2009 - Wilmington, OH - Thousand Trails

We spent some more time with family while back here in Wilmington, Ohio. While here we had a couple of nature "experiences" with a beautiful fawn waiting for his mom in back of our coach and a tornado touching down just a few miles from us. This is the second tornado near us so far this spring. We also spent lots of time with our family - we attended two of our newphew Patrick's baseball games and held our annual McIntosh family picnic.

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