Pastime Park campground in Plain City, OH has to be one of the best-kept secrets for a weekend get-away near Columbus, OH.
It is a large 42-acre park with playgrounds, swimming pool, professional Disc Golf course, shelter house, hiking trails, and camp sites complete with water and electric hook-ups and restroom and shower facilities. The entire campground is liberally spotted with 100-year old Oak trees that provide generous shade on the grass-covered sites.
Our business was all pleasure! On Friday evening we went to the famous Irish festival in Dublin, OH.
On Saturday, the girls took off for luncheon in a log cabin followed by a quilting shop spree. the boys walked 3 blocks down from our camp to a cruise-in car show that was in Plain City.
Located in a historic log cabin, the Morgan House in Dublin, OH features three floors of country gifts, Americana furniture, antiques and gourmet goods. They also have a wonderful restaurant with homemade soups and sandwiches . . . a nice rest-break during our shopping!
In quilt shops The Red Rooster and The Glass Thimble I was busy buying fat quarters and yardage for a new project for the Silvermine -- a summer quilt. . . a light-weight quilt with a pieced top a coordinating back and no batting. Sometimes the fabric in those quilt shops are just overwhelming and the more variety there is, the harder it is to make a decision.
Back at the campground we compared notes with the boys who had their own tempting afternoon looking at restored cars. Lots of hard looking --- but no purchases.
We ended the evening with a trip to Der Dutchman Restaurant for a feast at the Barn-Raising Buffet. . . down-home cooking with a lot of Amish staples. When we opted to save room for a slice of homemade pie, we did not know that their legendary pie wedges overflow the rim of a large salad plate! Tom had fresh peach and I had red raspberry cream!
All good things must come to an end, but in this instance, it is with certainty that I say we will be coming back to Plain City and the Pastime Park. I'll leave you with a little bit of silliness that our group created while sitting around the campsite. . . that is Tom that barely made it off the picnic table!
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