tOur next day on the road took us just over the border from Indiana into Ohio, a new state for Pearl since we'd visited Barry's folks in a rental car back in the spring. We stopped for two nights in an RV park I'd found online, Arrowhead Campground.
Arrowhead Campground is an attractive, tidy, well-maintained but expensive commercial park. The setting is rural and pastoral, about nine miles north of New Paris -- definitely off the beaten track. We got a beautiful pull-thru site with full hookups, but even with Good Sam discount, it was nearly $50/night, probably the priciest place we've stayed in our motorhome travels. But it was a lovely respite that we needed.
We came in without reservations, and although most of the sites in the campground are seasonal, there were still a few available for short-term stays. The park has a nice laundry room, which I used ($1.50 wash, $1.25 dry). A huge plus for me was the book exchange! The owners are such a friendly couple and so pleasant to deal with. The campground is very quiet during the week as most of the seasonals live close by and only come on weekends. Even though the park was packed with rigs, we hardly saw a soul during our stay. We got a good Verizon 4G signal (3 bars) and multiple network TV stations, which helped make this a great stop.
Fall color was just beginning to show up here.
On our full day here, we took a long bike ride back into Indiana. The ride that Barry planned took us on lovely rural roads through Amish farmland and over to the Cardinal Greenway Trail, which we'd done a long ride on a couple of years ago (see our blog post). Fortunately this time it was not nesting season, so we didn't encounter aggressive Red-Winged Blackbirds dive-bombing us as we had in 2014. Whew!
At the southern terminus of the trail, we rode into Richmond, Indiana, where we'd stayed in 2014, and stopped for ice cream downtown, Unfortunately, a band of rain (that had NOT been forecast) came through, and we got a little wet as we were leaving town and for our entire northward ride on the Cardinal, but it was light. Once we turned east into Ohio, the rain had passed, and we had a nice ride on the way back.
After leaving New Paris, we continue our slow journey to our Columbus Day weekend spot in Ohio -- stay tuned!
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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