After several weeks of hectic activity, we are underway for our winter trip south and west. We have plans for this to last somewhere between five and seven months. These weeks have included showing the house a surprising number of times, getting the car and motorhome serviced, and getting the last doctor and dental visits out of the way.
In between these items and trying to develop a proper list of things to take along, we did manage to get a few walks in the local parks to enjoy the fall colors and visit the Apple Butter festival in Grand Rapids, Oh. This last, we thought would be a small event and were quite surprised to find ourselves among thousands of people wandering around the crafts and demonstrations in this small river side village.
We knew it was definitely time to leave when we awoke yesterday morning to find our maple tree in the front yard had turned literally over night.
We have taken a different route south to avoid the standard trek down Interstate 75. We have arrived at the Bob Evans historic farm in Rio Grande, Oh via a number of back roads from Toledo. In fact, when we leave here, we will first enter West Virginia before hitting Kentucky.
We will lay over here tomorrow and visit the original Bob Evans restaurant and the family farm.
We cannot let this opportunity go by to share with you a picture of our grandson in his Halloween outfit and wearing the shirt of the victorious Ohio football team.