Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Spending time In Dayton, OH
We have been spending time with our daughter Katie and husband Dain since our arrival in Dayton. They just moved here for a three year stint while Katie works on her Doctorate degree. They seemed to be happy with the house we found for them when we came through the area earlier this summer. So we are glad that it worked out well.
We are doing the usual things, which mostly somehow involve shopping. We visited the small town of Silver Springs that touts itself as an artist community, including decorating the street signs and power poles. There are plenty of stores to sell you the results of the artist’s efforts. There is an IKEA store near Cincinnati so we spent several hours there in search of needed items for the house.
Perhaps the most critical event of the visit was to see how Halley and her former dog buddies would get along. One of the reasons we continue to have Halley is that the other large female, Nova, nearly bit Halley in two just before we took her on as a member of the traveling team. To play it safe Nova has to wear her head gear when Halley is around. Nova spends a lot of time just staring at Halley and I presume thinking how she would love to finish the job. She will have to keep the muzzle on while Halley is in the house.
We did see a new kind of RV in the campground that allows you to enjoy two kinds of lifestyle without having to change equipment. I am not sure it is for everyone, but it seems to be working for these folks.
We are having a good time and plan on being back after a week or so in the Toledo area for visiting friends and having the motorhome serviced.