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Treading Water at Lake Snowden, OH

Yes, going nowhere soon.

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Today is a beautiful summer day at Lake Snowden, just perfect July weather with warm days and cool nights (50's). I could not have landed in a nicer place to wait out the repairs on my toad (RV lingo for towed vehicle). This morning I was up at my usual 0545, made my coffee and got the caffeine flowing to plan my day. I puttered around doing some odd maintenance jobs around the MH, such as, checking the engine oil level, adding windshield washer fluid to the reservoir (the windshield is 4'X8' so it uses more washer fluid per application than the average car). I checked the 3 storage batteries for water level and found them to be low so I added distilled water to the cells. Pretty exciting, eh?
After completing these tasks I shaved and took my shower.
Yesterday, I explored the neighborhood and found the public library in the little town of Albany, OH. So I went there to check out a few books to read. In asking for a temporary card I was told that since I was not an OH resident I couldn't check out books. I explained my dilemma and so she took me to a corner in the room with books for sale, 30 cents each. There must have been a thousand of them. So I perused them and bought 4 books to take back to the MH. She and her assistant wrote down a dozen places for me to visit while waiting here for the 'toad' to be fixed. They were so nice. I told them when I finished the books I would donate them back to the library.
My friends from Athens, the Brown's, invited me to a picnic in the afternoon. We left from their home with son, Nick and neighbor, Yen and drove to nearby Hocking Hills State Park. There we hiked in to see Ash Cave, the largest recess cave east of the Mississippi River. It has a spectacular waterfall back there. From there we traveled to Old Man's Cave with several waterfalls, steep cliffs, and deep gorges. History tells us that a reclusive man lived there for several decades, thus the name, Old Man's Cave. Our picnic was wonderful. Funny thing, when I returned to the MH I looked at the Heart App on my phone. It said I had walked 2.5 miles, taken 6,421 steps, and climbed 15 floors. Not bad for a old 72 yrs. old! Needless-to-say, I will sleep like a baby.
Tomorrow, I plan a road trip to Chillocothe, OH, the city of the first OH State Capitol location.

Dick

Posted by dixter 05:32 Archived in USA

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