Those of you that have suffered the insult of a rear-end accident leaving you with an “almost” totaled vehicle know our pain! We have been feeling this the last 3 days as our truck languishes at Superior Auto with an original estimate of 5 weeks of repairs – mostly waiting for a new frame, truck bed, and other major parts to arrive from the factory. Imagine our delight when Superior called to inform us that that frame had arrived in just 48 hours, and our truck was well on the way to total recovery! Just like any good parents, we went down to visit her.
Feeling wonderful about the progress on the truck, and knowing that it would NOT be 5 weeks till we are back in business, we celebrated Friday with a picnic-trip to our favorite Harrison Lake State Park. The prediction was for 72 degrees with a storm and much colder temperatures moving in by the end of the day! We stopped in Bryan, Ohio and grabbed a lunch to take into the picnic area.
Harrison Lake is a beautiful state park with lots of tall trees, summertime shade, and green grass. Here are some views of the park in the winter!
Our travel buddy for the day was little Charlie Button. She is trying to stay in travel shape for the two-month long Alaska trip this summer. We had the park completely to ourselves, and Charlie enjoyed running free . . . looking for squirrels and running back to check on us!
While we were there, over the course of 2 hours, the clouds moved in and the wind picked up. Obviously, the cold front was on the way. We arrived home by 2:00, pacified by our little day-trip picnic and energized knowing that our wrecked truck was rapidly moving forward.
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