Sunday, September 30, 2007
20 -24 September 2007
We are back at Maumee State Park for a campout with the Toledo Chapter of the Good Sam Club. We were introduced this group at the State Samboree in Wauseon.
Unlike the Winnebago group, these have RV’s up different types, but have the same basic bond of enjoying the RV lifestyle either for a few weeks a year up to and including full timers. This was a good time with a chance to meet a number of new and interesting folks.
This was our first campout HOBO dinner with everyone bringing their own choice of meats and sharing common side dishes in a pot luck fashion with the club providing the vegetables for the HOBO pots. This turned out to be a great meal, where again I managed to eat too much. I think I set a personal record for the number of ears of corn eaten at a single session.
We also were introduced to another form of bean bag competition and a game I have seen referred to as rattle snake golf.
The harvest moon occurred during our stay and it was easy to understand how the farmers before the age of modern equipment with lights and other high tech support looked forward to this fall moon to harvest the crops in good weather around the clock with the aid of this bright night light in the sky.
As always, Maumee Bay State park is a great place to be to enjoy the wildlife and the great opportunities for bike riding. It was also my first opportunity to try out my new kite purchased on the trip into Michigan earlier in the summer. I managed to do fairly well in my first attempts with only a few high speed nose down crashes. Finally, we had a huge campfire each night of the stay and shared stories around the fire until late into the night.