Saturday, June 6, 2015

Piketon, OH To Winesburg, OH and A Great Dinner

Winesburg, OH.

62 deg. overcast, N wind @ 8 mph.

Forecast = Cloudy skies this morning will become partly cloudy this afternoon. High 78F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.

Yesterday morning, we left the Rockwater CG near Piketon about 5 minutes before 10:00 and continued heading North on US-23. 23 took us around Chillicothe and up to the South side of Columbus where we turned East on I-270. 270 took us around the city and up to the Northeast side, where we turned East on OH 161. Following 161, (a very rough road), for about 5 miles, brought us to US 62 where we turned NE.and followed it for about 80 miles to Winesburg, OH.  Then is was only about 1/2 a mile to the Amish Country Campsites.

US 23 was a good 4 lane road, (almost all divided), with just a few rough spots, I-270 was OK but it had it's rough bridge approaches like so many Interstates, OH 161 was very rough and I was glad that we were only on it for about 5 miles. US 62 was good for the most part, but there were some very hilly areas and parts of it were very twisty with 35 to 45 mph curves and steep hills. The road surface of 62, was for the most part, very good.

It was 1:35 when we pulled up in front of the office after traveling 185 miles in 3 hours and 45 minutes. Not too bad considering parts the 80 miles of US 62 were slow going at times.

We been to the Amish Country Campsites twice before. The last time was in 2009 and even though they were full-up when we arrived with our 40' MH, they found a place for us behind the little utility shed next to the office. We even had 30 amp electric that was obtained by running an extension cord through the window. :-)

The folks running this CG are good people and will help you in any way they can. That's why there was no question on where to stay on this trip.

After getting Nora set up and resting for awhile, Jim and Linda decided to go out to dinner. Being that it's only 8 miles away in Wilmot, they headed to the Amish Door Restaurant and Village, where they had a great meal. After eating, they went to the bakery, next door to the restaurant, and bought some home-made bread and other neat stuff. Then, it was relaxing and TV for the rest of the evening.

Today they're planning on doing a little shopping at a few of the many stores in the area.

Oh, and Jim got out that big eraser of his again. He and Linda decided that we'll be staying here 7 days instead of the planned 5 days so that they could take their time exploring and shopping.

Did you know that Cleveland boasts of having America's first traffic light? It began operation on Aug. 5, 1914.


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