This is my favorite time of year to camp, and our camping schedule bears that out with back-to-back-to-back weekends visiting our Ohio State Parks. This past weekend was at East Fork with a get-together that fluctuated significantly in the weeks before the gathering and ended up being a nice small assortment of two Airstreams, one Argosy, and a T@B. Perfect!
We left on Thursday and issued an invitation to Micah to join us for a Cornish Hen cookout at suppertime; the campground is just 10 miles from his house in Amelia. Alan and Carie were the only other ones there for dinner, but Lou and Larry were on the way. Aaron, Stephanie and baby Maddy didn’t arrive until Friday morning. When we all got there and set up, here is what we had:
I am still trying out my new camera, and I found the cutest subject to practice close-ups on -- little Maddy! It just doesn't get any cuter than the many faces of . . . MADDY!
On the agenda for Friday was the kick-off for the Cincinnati German Octoberfest Festival . . . . with the annual running of the Weiner Dogs. Micah has been 6 years in a row, and said he would convoy with us to the races. It just happened that Carie was working at the downtown Macy’s corporate office for the morning and Alan went with us to meet up with her for lunch. But, first . . . the races!
Micah was nicely positioned to get a video of the final run!
The races were over just as Carie was able to join us, and we all hiked back up the hill to find a nice little brewery for lunch. Later, she would join us for the rest of the weekend.
Friday dinner was threatened by passing thunderstorms, and it was a fairly quick consensus to head for a restaurant -- Red Robin.
Saturday was a do-as-you-want morning and an afternoon trip to a local theater to see "SULLY" -- the movie about the miraculous landing of a passenger plane on the Hudson River . . . I was effected very emotionally about the movie, and came right back and ordered the book!
Saturday afternoon was a good lazy session in lawn chairs, ending in a shared meal around the picnic table.
Sunday we were up early and off -- Ashley's beat us out of the shoot by 15 minutes; Alan and Carie were in no hurry, having just a 30 minute drive to get home. Next weekend will find us back in the general area at Caesar Creek State Park with a slightly different make-up of camping friends.
We don’t go camping any more . . . we go ‘streamin’ ! The “SIlvermine and His” is our 2016 23' Airstream, and ‘streamin’ is the name we use to describe our adventures. Stream along as we document everything from weekend trips to longer summer excursions and full-blown vacations. You know what they say: if you’re not in an Airstream – you’re just camping!
Tom & Ella Brown