The park and lake have suffered in recent years from blue green algea, we learned this when one of the camphost came over to deliver a refund, we were not charged the discounted rate they have been charging the past few years. The rate is not $25/night it's $12.50, love to save money, due to the blue green algea, which is harmful to humans, several dogs have died from ingesting the algea,the camping here has dropped off quite a bit since the break out so to entice them back they are charging half price. Blue green algae grows from feeding on phosphorus from manure and fertilizers that rain washes from nearby farm fields, in VT some of the bays in Lake Champlain were affecte, here the lake is shallow and stays warm, perfect environment for the algea to grow.
|sunset from our site|
Wednesday we watched a number of campers come in, seems Ohio State Parks are all having a fall festival this weekend, most of the sites are full for the weekend. What is surprising is to see so many people driving their campers across the grass, the sites are all back in on 4 "u"s which are all along the road in a row. People will go down the road behind their site and pull through the site that is behind theirs on to their pad, guess no one around here knows how to back into a site. I've never seen anything like it, it's not just one it's the majority of them, just surprising is all I'm saying.
|driving through the grass on way to site|
|trailer, rv & boat-who says you can't take it all|
Thursday started off rainy so decided to do a grocery run, now we have a Krogers card, the collection keeps growing. The afternoon was spent getting reservations for a different place in IL since our campground is closed, a private one with 70 TV channels and full hook ups. We got a message from my mom, Dave for many years has been her handyman, she would like some painting done if we have the time. Over the years they have had Dave do lots of work for them and since they do pay :) they have never hesitated to ask Dave to do things, we've always had one fund or another that could use an influx and now is no different, a win win for all of us.
By the afternoon the park was full, I think schools must be closed on Friday, we tried to do a walk but it started raining again. Spent the afternoon doing absolutely nothing productive, have to take those kind of days once in awhile.
|getting ready for the weekend|
Friday we headed to IN for our last stop before IL, Salamonie Lake-Lost Bridge State Recreation Area site 56 was quite nice. We road bikes all around when we could, there were a lot of roads and loops to ride, a beach area and horse campground to ride through. We thought about taking the canoe out but the weather didn't cooperate, we did stop by a Heartland dealer and window shopped. The campground was nice but too buggy and no internet, limited tv and rain made our decision to move down the road a bit easy.
|Nice site, too bad about the bugs and rain|
|Dave's favorite OH beer-so far|
On Sunday we drove part way around Indianapolis and we are now at Lake Haven RV Park, nothing to write home about but it will serve the purpose for a night or two. Dave watched the Nascar race and I caught up with the world. This morning we are headed to Camping World to look at satellite dishes, Dave is ready to get some real stations to watch. When we get back we'll see what time it is and if we'll move on or stay here another night..
Until next time...