I have been having a frantic feeling of trying to cram as much as possible into these last few weekends of the camping season. Helping me get the most out of this past weekend was an absolutely perfect get-away with fall colors, crisp mornings, cloudless sky, temps in the low 70's, and a Halloween weekend at Lake Loramie State . . . just 44 miles away. Such a perfect camping spree will certainly help to tide me over with good memories during the non-camping months of November – February.
When we reserved these sites 6 months ago Cindy and I were a bit skeptical -- we scored the last two available sites in the campground for the Halloween fest and we presumed there was something wrong with them! We happily arrived Thursday afternoon to find there was absolutely nothing wrong with our sites . . . across from the Miami/Erie canal spanned by a picturesque bridge, privately situated at the end of a circle loop, and covered by lots of grass, shade and tall trees! Making it even better Steve, pulled head first into his site so that we could enjoy setting up camp door to door. The perfect weekend began.
On the Lake Loramie weekend agenda was the traditional campsite decorating and evening trick or treating as well as a Saturday lunch chili pot luck, pumpkin painting, costumes judging, a hayride, after-dark movie, and campfire with warm cider.
One of the first things I remembered to do was pay a social call to Steve and Cindy’s new camper for pictures of the inside. Here are two of Cindy posing in her new Vista Cruiser by Gulf Stream. Check out the lovely cabinetry!
Friday was a busy day for everyone except me -- Tom was teaching and Steve and Cindy headed south for a family visit. Steve ended up back at the campground by noon with 5-year-old grandson Landen for some afternoon big-boy-bonding -- playing at the giant sandbox and playground, and riding bikes round the campground. He was primed to spend the night at the campground with grandma and grandpa! Cindy stayed with daughter Erin for the afternoon, returning with family in tow for dinner. Tom enjoyed one of his best fall rides ever in the MG, cruising through the Ohio country back-roads.
Here are a few more more pictures of the weekend.
I'll sign off with two pictures of Tom's masterpiece pumpkin Frank. We showed him at the campground with green glow sticks for a scary glow, and at home with a traditional candle.
It's two weeks until our last scheduled event: The 3rd Annual Airbiscuit Anniversary Rally and Chili Cook-Off!
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