2014 Kings Island travel blog

Olive Branch Camground

Drive into campground


Kids in pool

Adults watching kids in pool

Zane got a fish

Zyler got a bass

Zane working of getting another fish

Our camp site

Today is the first day of the rest of our life, and we shall live it to the fullest. Time to be on the road again with our oldest daughter for a week of enjoyment and fun at Kings Island and the Newport Aquarium in Newport Kentucky. We will spend this time with Stephanie, Zane, Zeth, Zander and Zyler, John and Zach had to work so they couldn’t make this journey. Of course Zach with his new responsibly of a new baby, work must go on.

We departed the house around 9:45 am, Candy took the truck so she could pick up some ice for the cooler and get breakfast for the boys. I met everyone at the Luckey Farmers Co-op parking lot to load people and last minute items. The drive started out good but once on I-75 south we hit the construction between Bowling Green and Findlay, traffic was stop and go for over an hour. Finally traffic got moving just north of Findlay and never stopped again, all the other construction was moving at normal speed.

Got to Olive Branch Campground in Oregonia, Ohio around 3:00 pm, and the office was closed for our check-in. They did leave an envelope in the door with our site to park at. The first site was so small we couldn’t open the slides because of trees, the second site was so slopped I could get close to level. We decided to wait for the office to reopen to get a better site. Finally the lady arrived at the office, Candy explained our problem, the lady said no problem she had a better site we could move to. She and Candy showed up on a golf cart to lead me to the new site. New site much better, backed in and was almost level before we put the jacks down.

We got the motorhome hooked up, slides out and the younger kids were off to the pool. Zane got their tent out and set it up with no issues, put the cots in and we were done.

Everyone was at the pool for a bit but Zane felt it was fishing time since the campground had a pond with catch and release. The other 3 boys showed up ready to do their fishing time. It worked out, Zane caught a fish, Zyler caught a bass and Zander also caught a bass. Zeth was the bait man and fish remover.

It was time to eat so I got the grill out and we had hot dogs with all the fixings. The rest of the evening was spend with boys getting showers and the adults just relaxing.

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