After a break on the back roads yesterday, it was time for the interstate again. The Ohio State Highway Patrol was certainly active today. I can’t ever remember seeing so many cars pulled over for one reason or another.
A quick stop at the First Ladies National Historic Site was more enlightening than expected. A National Park Service student intern gave us a private tour of the home of First Lady Ida Saxton McKinley, while a young docent at the education center practiced her tour-giving skills with us as she took us through the new exhibit on first ladies in times of crisis.
|First Ladies National Historic Site
We visited the Boston Store, which is one of the park’s historic structures. The store is located along the Ohio and Erie Canal which runs through the park. Features like Brandywine Falls and the Everett Road Covered Bridge are interspersed between small towns and subdivisions. It’s a beautiful area and a wonderful amenity for the neighboring cities, but it’s different.
|Jane at Brandywine Falls
|Everett Covered Bridge
|Can I Go Across the Bridge?
It was too late to turn around, so we looked at each other and said, “Why not?” I’ve never seen anything quite like it. I’ve read about this type of campground, but seeing one in person was an eye-opener. This was definitely a first for me. There was a gate and guard, and a man in a golf cart escorted us to our site. Ducks and swans swam in a pond with a fountain in the middle. Activities abounded. Roads and campsite pads were paved, and everything was manicured.
|NASCAR Resorts at Indian Creek
|Lake Erie, Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio