I have had the best 3 days! As I write this, I am sitting under the awning of Hers, in a lovely Ohio campground, happy as a clam, thinking I would be perfectly content right here for weeks.
It was hot and humid where we have been parked in the motor coach, so when planning for this van trip, I wanted to head somewhere cooler. – Time to head north again.
Since my last two van trips have been to Michigan and Minnesota, I thought it was high time to give northern Ohio its proper due. Bill and I both have family in southern Ohio, and visit there often, but I have never been to the Cleveland area.
Also, I had just finished a book on John Hay – All the Great Prizes – and since he is buried in Cleveland, I liked the idea of paying him my respects.
Which then got me thinking … what other history does upper-Ohio have to offer?
I am a sucker for touring presidential homes, so when I saw that James Garfield’s home outside of Cleveland is a national historic site, that was of course added to my Must-See List.
Also, you cannot head to the Cleveland area without going to the one and only national park in all of Ohio – Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
So I had a national park, a presidential home, and a historic cemetery to visit. And while my itinerary for a 4-day road trip (along with ZuZu, the Puppy RV Venturer) was filling up nicely, I felt it needed one more Must-See to perfect it.
That’s how Maumee Bay (outside of Toledo) on Lake Erie got added.
And let me know just say, this has been my kind of trip – the perfect balance between touring and relaxing, remote and urban, quiet and not-so-quiet. Perfection!
Come join me on this trip via some pics…
This really has been a great trip! Heading back home to the motor coach tomorrow, and while I am eager to get back to the cats, I really wish I had more time up in upper Ohio!