Monday, 17 April 2006

We Move to Columbus, Ohio Area

We had quite a thunderstorm early this morning. The power went out twice. We started to pack up when it stopped raining and then it started again so we went into town to warm up the truck and get diesel fuel. By the time we got back it had pretty much stopped again so we were on our way to Columbus at about 10:30 a.m. As we drove north the sun came out and the only fly in the ointment was as we were approaching I-270 which is the loop around Columbus the exit to go west was closed and traffic was backing up. Gordon did some quick thinking and got off at Grove City so we took a detour and got on I-270 at SR62 so we arrived around 12:30 p.m. at the Alton RV Park.

As an RV park it’s not much but it’s as close to Michelle and Eric as we’re going to get and the owner is very friendly and helpful. The sites are long and narrow but they have 50 amp and free wireless internet but no cable and it has a clear view of the southern sky. I guess I’m out of luck for cable until we’re in the south again next year unless we ante up for satellite. We’ll see.

We were set up by about 1:45 p.m.

For those of you that are interested in mileage that we have driven with Big Harv in tow, the total since we left Carleton Place on September 9, 2005 is 11477.1 miles added to the mileage since we started fulltiming in August 2004, the total is 20727.6 miles. Of course we’ve put a lot more miles on the truck, we’re now over 86,000 km.

After we got set up, Gordon went in to Michelle & Eric’s for a couple of hours. I stayed behind as I was tired but did manage to do a vacuum job and wiped up the floors, then I watched Desperate Housewives that we had taped from last night and had a nap. It was bright and sunny and reached about 70F with a light breeze.

Gordon got home about 5:00 p.m. and had a good time with his granddaughters. He took lots of photos. Hopefully I’ll have some for tomorrow’s blog.

My photo for today is of our site here at Alton RV Park.


  1. Wow! Quite a change from Quartzsite, eh?

    Nice pictures.

  2. Wow, 20,000 miles. That's quite a feat! It really puts it into perspective when you give me a number like that. I'm used to going maybe 1500 miles per trip when we go down to the States - your 11,000 surely beats that! :)


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