Saturday, June 13, 2015

Winesburg, OH To Middle Point, OH and Lots Of Rain And Wind

Middle Point, OH.

67 deg. mostly cloudy, no wind.

Forecast = Cloudy early with scattered thunderstorms developing this afternoon. High 86F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Because we had been at the Amish Country Campsites park near Windsburg for a whole week, Jim and Linda had more to do to get ready to leave. So, Jim went out early and disconnected the utilities and Linda started putting everything away inside.

Looking at the radar of areas to the East of Winesburg showed that we would probably run into some rain and possible storms before we arrived at out planned destination near Van Wert, OH. Still, even with the earlier start, by the time Big RED pulled Nora out of the site and to the dump station so that Jim could  dump her tanks, it was 9:45 when we pulled out on US 62 and headed NE to Wilmot.

In Wilmot, we turned NW on US 250 and followed it up to Wooster, where we turned West on US 30. Following 30 west took us through Mansfield, up around Upper Sandusky, to the North of Lima and finally to Middle Point, just to the East of Van Wert.

The roads were all in pretty good condition and we made good time arriving at the Huggy Bear Campground right at 12:50, traveling 171 miles in 3 hours and 5 minutes.

Just before we arrived at the CG, the skies started getting very dark and when we were about 3 miles from the park, the wind started blowing very hard, the skies opened up and it rained and rained. We pulled up to the office, but Jim didn't go in for about 15 minutes or he would have gotten soaked. Even then, after registering and waiting for the rain to let up some,we still had to back into our site, (# 26), in the rain! :-(  Finally, after awhile, the rain let up enough so that Jim could get Nora set up and hooked up to the Electric.

Later, someone told Jim that the storm had dropped close to an inch of rain!!! :-O

After it finally quit raining completely, Jim grabbed his camera and took some photos of the park.

The entrance sign out by the road 

I'm glad out site wasn't down this street.

Looking down the street at Big RED and Nora in site #26

It's a little wet  here.

I was pretty sure we weren't going to have a campfire.  ;-) 

About 7:30 last night, the skies opened up again and dropped still more rain on the area, and it rained off and on most of the night. This morning, there's still lots and lots of water standing and it looks like it's going be be a challenge getting Nora ready and out of the site. :-( 

Today we're heading to Indianapolis, IN to see Linda's cousin, Mike, and his wife Sandy. Mike and Sandy have had some health problems and it's been awhile since Linda and Jim have seen them, so we're going to stop by on this trip.

A Point to Ponder : When I erase a word with a pencil, where does it go?


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