Snowy Range Pass

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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.


Judy and Emma said...

Didn't know IKEA sold pumpkins and gourds! :)

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

With all the recent floods, that dual purpose RV might be the safest way to travel.

Happytrails said...

Glad you are having a good visit with your daughter!
Love that "new" RV!! Sort of multi- purpose don't you think??? :-)

Rustedgranny said...

That is an unusual RV, but practical in its own way.
I'm sure Halley is glad about the muzzle!
I'll be flying right past Dayton this week, so will think of you.

Rick and Paulette said...

Nice to see you are enjoying your visit with your daughter.

I'm surprised Halley is not terrified out of her mind even with Nova in a muzzle.

Sue and Doug said...

hope Nova and Halley come to terms with the fact that they need to agree to disagree and give each other a wide berth!!

E Squared and Mui said...

I can think of at least one person I know who'd love that unique RV.

Sweet Meanderings said...

My husband would love that new kind of RV. I don't think I'll show him your post! Hope the dogs are getting along better now!

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

I also have a husband that would find that new type of RV fabulous :) He'd probably declare it a touch of genius!

Kathy said...

Wow, I love IKEA but I'm with Judy, I didn't know they sold pumpkins and gourds!
Diggin' the new RV! Kathy

Karen and Al said...

Poor Halley. I'm glad they muzzled the other dog.

FULL-TIMERS...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

So glad you are having such a great time with your daughter. We lived our entire life in Ohio before starting our full-time experience and never went to this city. Paul's first teaching job was in Dayton. He really enjoyed that area. I have never been there. Enjoy your visit.

~~~~~~ said...

Great photo's of a unique area!

Too bad about the doggies...

We've seen a couple of those types of RV's out west this summer! One was a pontoon boat and the "RV" was a tent set up on deck!

pidge said...


Love all your pictures today..

Thank you so much for your kind words about my health.

I am trying very hard to get caught up on all the blogs I read, but it will take a while.

Again thanks, Pidge

Phyllis said...

Family time is always so special. Isn't it nice that our lifestyle allows us to do this?

DearMissMermaid said...

What a concept. tow the boat and stay in campgrounds, what a hoot!

One in awhile my little 5.5 pound pooch meets a dog that thinks he is an hors d'oeuvre. Luckily he is super fast like lightning, so he can leap out of the way and run faster than any dog we've met so far. I would love to find him a tiny spike collar for comedy.

You might try bribing Nova with treats, when Halley visits, so Nova will associate Halley with the bearer of gifts rather than a threat.

This recently worked for us, now the other dog that hated Harley, just LOVES it when he shows up, because he knows we are handing out the treat bribes.