We thought our next stop was going to be a one night stand but it didn’t turn out that way. After a quick breakfast at Bianas Diner, we were once again on the road.
Our next destination, Ottawa Metro Park was a lovely, very well maintained metropolitan park outside of Lima, OH with 30 RV spaces, open from mid-April through mid-October. At the park entrance is a self check in kiosk where you pick up an envelope with instructions and a form to fill out. Pick out a site, fill out the form, put payment (cash or check – $30, $25 for seniors) in the the envelope, then deposit in a slot in the bath house. Both pull throughs and back in sites have water & electric (most are 30 amp).
When we arrived there was no one else there except for the camp host and one other coach – we chose pull through site #15 (30 amp).
Rob was concerned about one of the tires on the Jeep – it appeared to have a slow leak. Upon examination, he found a huge nail in the tire. He called around to a few places and finally found a shop (Best One Tire) who said they could get a tire the next day, probably around 2 p.m. So we extended our stay for another day.
On Friday morning, we went to LuLu’s Diner for breakfast which was very good. The tire shop was supposed to call us at 2 pm so after we finished running a few errands we drove to their parking lot. By 3 p.m. they still hadn’t called us so Rob went inside. Turns out they did call but Rob missed the call and didn’t notice that he had a message. They immediately took in the Jeep and installed the new tire. Great service!
With that issue resolved, we were able to leave Ottawa Metro. For the next five nights until we arrived back in RI, we would be roughing it or boondocking (no electricity, water or sewer).
In Youngstown, OH at the Hollywood Gaming Casino in Youngstown, OH.
The next night, our luxury accommodations would be at Lowe’s in Clearfield, PA.
That was followed by an overnight stay at Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino in Wilkes Barre, PA where we were told to park in Lot E. Big parking lot but there were quite a few trucks, 1 RV and a bunch of cars already parked there when we arrived so it was hard finding a level spot. Eventually we did.
The next night, May 2nd, we stayed at a Harvest Host location, South Town Square in Plantsville, CT. No check in required. Although there are three restaurants next door (Southwest, Asian and Pizza), unfortunately they were all closed on Mondays. Since Rob had already unhitched to maneuver in the parking lot, we ordered a Margarita Pizza at Fontana Pizza (now E’s Pizza) which was very good.
The next day, driving along the interstate, we passed under a bridge and heard a loud thunk. We weren’t sure what it was until we arrived back at Sun Valley. Guess both of us screwed up the previous morning when we were ready to leave. I pressed the off button on the satellite but didn’t pay attention to see if it actually lowered or not. Rob did his usual outside inspection but apparently didn’t go far enough back so he didn’t notice the the Dish wasn’t stowed.
After climbing up on the roof to do an inspection, he determined that no severe damage was done – only the receiver dish was damaged. Luckily he had another one over in storage so we made a trip there. Thankfully he was able to replace the damaged one so we were able to get satellite.
Always nice to arrive back in RI!