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Sep 22, 2011 - OTRA - PA - Erie

09/22/11 Well, this morning was rather interesting. We were getting ourselves ready to leave here, not in any big rush (good thing for that, too!), and as Bob was pulling the truck forward to move into position to hook up, Sharon (a camping friend) and I heard this clunk-clunk sound. I thought maybe it was something in the bed of the truck so Bob backed up a little, no sound, then forward again…clunk, clunk a lot! Ohmigosh, the drive train or something (thought I) and then Joe, campground owner who was at a trailer several lots up the line...

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Sep 18, 2011 - Day 20

Our sightseeing today started at Presque-Isle State Park to view a couple of lighthouses that protect(ed) Erie Harbor. As we entered the park, we discovered that today was also the day they were running the Erie Marathon and Celiac Walk along the park roadways. They were only using the left lane of two-lane one-way roads, so it did not create a problem. Once inside the park, we found a monument park to Oliver Hazard Perry. History buffs will remember him as defeating the British in the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812. He also had a...

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Summer 2011

Sep 17, 2011 - Day 19

A travel day today from Mt Eaton, OH to Erie, PA. Staying at the Presque-Isle Passage Campground. We traveled through Canton (Home of the Football Hall of Fame), Akron and Cleveland. Hope to go see a couple of lighthouses in the area tomorrow and maybe the Maritime Museum. Great day, sunny, started out cool enough for a sweatshirt, but ended up a T-shirt afternoon.

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Summer 2011

Aug 25, 2011 - RV's for everyone

We only get up early when travel demands it and this was one of those days. Our friends were waiting in their driveway when we pulled up at 7:30am. It was a long driving day for Ken, and Charlie and Polly enjoyed watching the world go by from a unique perspective. As the lunch time rest area neared, we prepared the meal as the rig bounced down the highway. I saw a look of terror in their eyes similar to the looks I saw on TV from the folks that were in the Virginia earthquake a few days ago. Otherwise the day was uneventful, which is the...

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Jul 29, 2011 - To the doctors with Brooke and a Yeungling beer run

It was a long travel day from Indiana Dunes to Erie. Brooke's fever was scary last night, she woke up hallucinating with a temp of 103+. At midnight she asked if she could go "over there", then she passed out. She woke again, eyes wide open pointing directly at the couch saying "I want to go over there with Ava in the pool.". The Motrin finally kicked in and I tried to cool her with a cloth. Jack got up to help out, thankfully. It's tough doing that alone. Once she was comfortable and asleep I left her on the couch and tried to get some...

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Jul 20, 2011 - Down time

The pickup needed some attention so today I went in to town and found a red neck garage for an oil change. After checking for a cool breeze off the water (wasn't there) we went back into town for a meal. The air conditioner just barely keeps up under these conditions. Not a problem if we travel north during the summer. I have wired for a second AC if we decide we need it. Bill

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Steele summer 2011

Jul 19, 2011 - Got an erie feeling

Traveled to Erie, Pennslavania. We traveled interstate most of the way on some really good roads and really bad roads. We are backed into a site looking out on Lake Erie. The utilities are on the wrong side so I had to run extensions for everything underneath the trailer. The view is nice but am not sure it is worth the trouble. The heat finally caught up with us and the AC is working hard. As the sun is dropping, we are picking up some shade. Bill

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Steele summer 2011

May 30, 2011 - Erie, Pennsylvania

Today is our final day in Erie, Pennsylvania. We have had a lot of rain, and the Park we are in is a mud hole!!! Our lack of planning regarding the Memorial Day weekend is the reason we are stuck in the mud. We did visit Presque Isle and the Presque Isle State Park which is truly a magnificent State Park. Thelma, our dog that hates water, actually they both do, was trying to get her sister to chase her across the sand, and was shocked when she found out the sand ran out at the water’s edge. She went clear in and was not a happy dog. I just...

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Aug 9, 2010 - Sightseeing

We went for a drive today up to Lake Erie at Erie PA and along the coast west then back home here. Saw several more of horse and buggies on the road and farmers cutting hay using horses. Saw some of the new wind chargers up there and no dead birds around. We had a good day for sightseeing.

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Jul 14, 2010 - Ohio! Garmin Nuvi

I remember when we could have made this trip without stopping! Not now! Stopped in Erie, PA! Now we are in Ohio, land of those Buckeye fans in my life! Our GPS, "Garmin Nuvi" says we'll get to my parents' at 2:20! Cannot wait! Uh oh, construction!-don't see anyone working! We bought an EZ pass! Good in 14 states! Let's hope the construction doesn't slow us down! Listening to our 70's medley!

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May 1, 2010 - Driving into the unknown

I am having an unknown crisis. Since January, 25 2010 my life just seems as if I am going from one uncertainty to the other and April 18, 2010 when I thought that I had it all together it came apart once again. Is my health 100%? Who knows, but one thing for sure I cannot spend the rest of my life worrying about when the scar tissues in my abdomen is going to act up again. The world is a great place and there is so much for me to see, so hence this trip or some might say, "Diana why is it taking you 7 days to get to Memphis, TN? I want to...

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Apr 8, 2010 - Erie, Pennsylvania

Tonight we are in Erie, Pennsylvania. We traveled north from Summersville, West Virginia on Hwy 19. We then followed I -79 north through Pittsburgh to Grove City. As I’ve mentioned in the past, Grove City is home to Glenna’s favourite mall. This afternoon we stopped in for a few hours so Glenna could visit some of her favourite stores, while I updated my blog using the mall wifi. Luckily she came back bagless!! We always try to stay at campgrounds with wifi. Our campground directory lists all the campgrounds and all the amenities they have....

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