Our first night after we left Iowa, we stayed in the Walmart in Lebanen, Indiana. They had signs posted that read "No Overnight Truck Parking", so Lee went inside and checked to see if we could spend the night. They said it was fine and so we parked behind a Motor Home that was also spending the night. It was a nice cool evening and perfect for roughing it without electricity and sewer, etc. We had a great night's sleep.
The next night we stopped at Green Acres Lake RV Park in Lake Milton, Ohio. It is a nice campground but the price was higher than last night! They had a nice little restaurant next to a small lake where we ate a couple of times.
As Lee was figuring out where we were going to stay tonight, he realized that we weren't too far from his brother, Jon's, home in Bloomsberg, Pennsylvania. So we sent him an e-mail which he didn't receive because it was sent after midnight. So Lee called him early this morning to tell them we would be arriving there this evening. Jon is a part of the local volunteer fire department and we stayed on the fire station grounds.
Jon met us at the Fire Station to show us where to park and then Michele came by with the van and picked us all up. Then we went over to their house. We hadn't seen their place yet and so I was really excited to see their new digs!
This is Isabel sitting on the deck next to their pool.
Jon, Michele and Isabel
We had a tour of their house which is very nice and then we decided to go to a local brewery and restaurant.
The food was really good but they mixed up my order and we ended up eating free. It just took forever to get our meals and then mine was wrong so she had to send it back to the kitchen. She gave me some free New England Clam Chowder so I would have something to eat while everyone else was eating.
Lee's Chicken Pot Pie
My free Cheesecake
My food still didn't show up and everyone else was about finished eating so the waitress brought me a free cheesecake too. It was delicious. I even shared some of it with Lee.
Finally, my dinner was ready but I told her to box it up and I'd eat it at home because everyone else had finished long ago. So, on top of the freebies, she gave us a $25 gift certificate. We gave Jon the gift certificate to pay for our meals because we wouldn't be able to use a gift certificate for a long time.
After dinner we went back to Jon's house. Jon finally was able to get in touch with Lyn (Lee's sister) and Sai and they came over to visit with us also. They had been out gallivanting and so didn't get the phone message.
Lyn and Sai
We sat around and talked for quite awhile until we decided we had better get ourselves to bed so we could get up at a reasonable time tomorrow and get on the road.
It was certainly nice that they could take care of us on such short notice. And, it was great to see them!! We're planning on seeing the rest of the Pennsylvania family after we finish our job in Rhinebeck. The leaves ought to be looking pretty good by the time we get there. With any luck, Lee's brother, Jay, will let us park in his driveway again. The camping rates are great there!!