Good morning. It is a pretty morning here with the sun coming up and the ground covered with snow. The temperature is rising. Our high for the day is 50. That will pretty much melt all this snow. We are also forecasted to have non-stop rain for the next two days. We can’t win.
Day 127. We weren’t sure if we were going to be able to get out of the state park. The road had not been driven on since the day before or plowed at all. Optimistically Clyde cleared off the car in hopes that later in the day our chances of getting out would look better than they did then.
We really wanted to spend time with family. It was the week-end when everyone was off of work and available to do something. We also wanted to do our laundry and take showers. We didn’t want to use up our water supply in the motorhome, so our plan was to take them at our daughter Tina’s house. We would also be able to do our laundry while we visited.
Around lunch time we decided to give it a try. If Clyde could back out of our campsite and drive around the loop without getting stuck, we would attempt the drive out of the park. We knew the road leading out of the park would not have been plowed either. If they plowed the main road leading out of the park, then they would also plow our loop of campsites. Mission completed. He made it around the loop and said there was only one area that was a bit tricky.
So we loaded up our laundry and our pug, Patty Pepper and headed out. I think we both held our breath the entire way. There were a couple of spots I thought for sure we were going to get stuck or end up in the ditch. Thankfully, because Clyde is a seasoned winter driver, we made it to the main road that had been plowed and was as clear as could be.
We had a very enjoyable afternoon visiting with Tina, Scott and Mel. We were able to take our showers and get our laundry done too.
The group decided they wanted to go out for a bite to eat. They decided on Castaways in Chillicothe, which wasn’t very far from where we were. It has a very laid-back and relaxed atmosphere with fish nets and other ocean décor on the walls and ceiling. The menu consisted mainly of pizza, hamburgers, sandwiches and salads. All reasonably priced.
Scott and I ordered the pork tenderloin sandwich and beer-battered fries. The sandwiches were huge! They were big enough for two people. They were excellent. The batter was perfect and the meat had no gristle. The beer-battered fries were also delicious. Mel and Tina both ordered hamburgers, which they said were also very good and were definitely homemade. Clyde order a Ruben sandwich. He said it was ok, but probably wouldn’t get it again. He ordered the homemade haystack onions that were like shoestrings, which he enjoyed. We all agreed we would come back again.
As we needed to be back to the campground before dark to assure us of getting in safely, it was time to say goodbye to the girls. We will be here for a couple of weeks, so we are sure to have more good times together. Scott decided he would come back to the campground with us. He wasn’t ready to end our visit just yet.
When we got back to the motorhome we decided to play a few games of Farkle. We are a game playing family. We enjoy both card games and board games. Farkle is played with dice. It is a quick fun game that is very easy to learn and can be played with 2 or more players. So if you are looking for a game that doesn’t take up much room in your camper and is fun to play inside or outside on the picnic table, then try Farkle. The game is packaged a number of different ways, but look for it in the cute cup that you can use to toss the dice and store them in.
Loving our lifestyle. Have a great day.