After a long night of exploring and watching unsupervised kids run wild all over the Park we got some sleep, and had Breakfast at the Beach Club NEXT to where Doris Day sang. Great trip, but good to be home again. The house seems HUGE after living in the MoHo for 2 weeks. And my car seems like it SHRANK.
Quotes from the trip:
- Craig: “Too small to live in, but I didn’t say anything about being level”
- Diane: “Hey hey You you get offa my cord:
- Diane B: “Hurry up Dave, We ar going to be last”
- “He’s Lenny-Eddie what’s his name”
- Dave B: “I want Air Conditioning”
- Scooby: “Don’t mess with my puppy!”
List Of Stuff to do to the MoHo:
- Drop the exhaust and replace the gaskets (Done 6-20)
- Have exhaust made – Done
- Change Oil and Filter – Done
- Get better folding chairs
Hold Hands, you Love Birds
June 13th, Happy 12th Anniversary to Beth and Me! Diane made us Breakfast and We made Biscuits and Gravy in the MoHo.
Breakfast of Champions
Our Friends were there, in spirit! MMMMMMM! GRAVY!
Open House at Conneaut Lake. Rain early on, but it cleared later. They had a MDA bike run that ended up at the Park, so that gave us a few more attendees.
A pretty spot on the lake.
We just plugged into the Toboggan ride!
We wanted to try some rides, the bumper cars especially, we asked a helpful Carny what time the rides open, “what time is it now?” he replied. We told him it was noon, and asked him again what time things open. “what time is it now?” He AGAIN replied. Eventually he said they opened at 1PM, the same time our openhouse started. We asked another carnival worker what time they closed, and she said “9:30 or 10” so we thought we had lots of time later.
But not so! everything closed at 6, so we explored and made our own fun, but didn’t get on any REAL rides!
Day Ten! Hard to believe We are on our way to the final stop before we head home. 127 miles Port Allegeny to Conneaut Lake Park. Big Mountains again, but mostly down this time. Bob boiled his trans fluid, we left him behind to cool down, and he caught us up at the Lake.
It’s a scenic old amusement park that the former owned deeded to the county before he was convicted of tax evasion. It was a sight in it’s day, but right now it looks like a great place to film a horror movie.
We had dinner on the Park Trustees, who unfortunatly didnt know much about the history of the park, other than Doris Day sang in the room We were eating in.
Well today we have the best Open House of the entire trip! We must have had at least 300 people today. Partly due to the Mayors enthusiasm over having us, and partly because we had the BEST weather today, clear, warm and sunny. So sunny that i got a bit burned.
Us and Mayor Tom Wierbowski of Mansfield.
I think Craig and I make Dianes Rig look good! Did you see it on "Pickers"?
We left right after the open house, because its a 256! mile ride back west to Conneaut Lake. We drove 75 miles back to Port Allegheny staying at that nice campground again. We had our only Sit-Down dinner all together where they had nice large portions of fish!
Today we go 35 miles from Galeton to Mansfield for the farthest east town we will visit. 35 miles, sounds simple, and it would be if it was FLAT! but nothing is flat here.
So we got up early, dumped at the park (no NOT in the Town Well) and lined up for the Caravan.
We stopped in Wellsburo, to have a quick look at the town, and THEIR old Diner. The town even provided an abandoned Gas Station for us to park in.
Illegal parking at it's finest
We got to the Masfield city park, Where the first ever electrically illuminated night Football game was played (look it up). The Mayor himself cooked and served us dinner and then we all posed for this nifty group picture. We made it, our farthest easterly stop!
Rain Rain Rain!
We had a great breakfast at the Brick House, very cool converted old Dr’s office that closed in 1946.
We had rain all moring so Diane took us out exploring and we almost drove to Mansfield, our next stop. We got back a little late for the open house, (double secret probation) but people didn’t really turn up until later when the rain stopped, then we had a good turn out.
Foggy Start to the Open House
Then burgers at the Wonder Bar, with all our new and old friends!
Wonder Bar Rules
Friends and Family at the Wonder Bar
Don't be a VIP at "The Wonder Bar"
Revcon by the Diner
Packed up today to make the 33 mile trek (over one of those mountain things I mentioned) to Galeton. Or as the locals call it “Gelton”
Stopped at a very cool diner, on the way out of Port Allegheny. Everyone ate, then off down the road again!
Newell VS Revcon
Pinky went off his diet
We passed a place in town called “The Wonder Bar” Lookes like our kinda place. We will have to go exploring later…
Had some 11% grades during this leg. Pulled into the park in Galeton, what a Norman Rockwell Town, surrounded by Mountians, it looks surreal.
Like a postcard
Great dinner catered by folks from the town. We really feel welcome here, what a spot!