Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Thursday, October 06, 2011

13 in an RV

















We hustled north on a rainy stormy Friday to meet with our Ohio Winnebago club for the last campout of the season. It was taking place at one our favorite state parks in the country-Maumee Bay State Park. This campground is exceptionally well laid out with not a bad spot to be found, all level with a great view of nature. We mustered seven coaches. The plan was the usual campfires and outside activities along with food and good conversation. Unfortunately, the weather was not going to cooperate. We had lots of rain and steady winds in the 25MPH plus range for three straight days.

We just moved all events (not the campfire) into the motorhome of the club president, all 13 of us enjoyed the food and conversational fun. I am glad to say we did not do any permanent damage to their coach. We did make a quick trip to the park beach along Lake Erie to watch the surf with Halley. Here the winds were well over 30 miles an hour. We had to cut our visit short as Halley managed to get a piece of shell in one eye. Luckily we had some bottled water with us and after seeking shelter in the car, managed to hold her down and flush the eye with the water and safely removed the shell piece. She was no worse for the experience.

As often happens, after the group headed home on Sunday, the weather cleared and we were able to enjoy one of the hiking trails through the wetland area of the park, spotting some wildlife and enjoying the fresh air and great views. The deer were active in the campground and in the wooded areas. I always enjoy watching them. In the far distance you could see the Toledo Lighthouse, which was one of our landmarks during our sailing life over the years we lived in the Toledo area.

We have made plans to visit with a number of friends over the next week before heading for our annual motorhome service.

19 comments:

Rick and Paulette said...

Your header pic of the deer is amazing! Well done.

Too bad about the high winds but glad to see you made the best of it. Looks like a nice place!

E Squared and Mui said...

Lovely park; I see you found some fungi too :-)))

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

LOVE the photos! Great job. We have never been to Maumee Bay State Park but my brother loves that area.

Judy and Emma said...

I'd be hard pressed to entertain 13 people in my rig! :)

Sue and Doug said...

13 in an Rv..wow..that is some party!!..looked like a great time!

Barry and Linda said...

Golly Gee! I thought you were attendin' a Clown College fer' RV'ers after readin' your header. Too bad about the weather, One thing we can't control. Nice deer photo. Did you try any of that fungi? After all, you know it's all edible, Once! Safe Travellin'.

Karen and Al said...

I like the new header picture too.

Glad Halley is okay.

Jeff & Barbie said...

New header picture is awesome!

Janie and John said...

13 in a rig, now that's cozy! Love the deer photo too.

Jim and Sandie said...

RVers need to be flexible and figuring out how to entertain 13 in an RV is definitely exciting. But a good time is all that matters.

Levonne said...

Your header picture really caught my eye. Good catch!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Bet your'e glad you didn't buy a smaller RV.

Was there a line to use the head?

At least with that many people aboard, you wouldn't have to worry about being blown over... ;c)

Sherry said...

Fun to read about Dayton on your blog. I was born there, moved to Kettering at age 7 and left at age 18 never to return.

Also interesting about your Winnebago club. We have a Brave and I've often wondered if there was any sort of Brave owners group or just WIT and it's local chapters.

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

Great header pic -- 13 in an RV sounds very interesting. Sounds like every one had a great time in spite of the uncooperative weather! Be safe out there!

Sherry and Charley Dilworth said...

Great pictures!! Hope you continue to have fun and hope the weather improves!!

Safe travels!

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

13! That would certainly take care of our carrying capacity!!

Kevin and Ruth said...

Glad to hear that Halley is fine. It is scary when they get something sharp in their eyes.

You guys broke the motorhoming rule.

6 for drinks, 4 for dinner and 2 to sleep.

Glad you had a great time!

Kevin and Ruth
www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

Sweet Meanderings said...

You took some beautiful pictures. The one of the deer was really impressive. I'm glad Halley is okay. I don't think I could get 13 people in our 5th wheel! We're experiencing those 30 mile per hour winds now. Have a great weekend.
Candy

Rick and Orinda said...

Enjoyed the views around Toledo. You also had some awesome photos of wildlife -- great job.