We decided since we were in Ohio, on our way to Pennsylvania, we could take a little southern detour to visit some friends that summer along the Hocking River on the border of Ohio and West Virginia near Racine.
Our journey took us on a little detour, but that was okay because it took us through some small Ohio towns that were interesting. We enjoy taking the small roads and scenic byways much better than the interstates. It took us through Columbus and more farmland. As we traveled away from farms and drew nearer the Ohio river, the topography began changing from flat fields to patches of forest, then bluffs and hills, then thicker forestation. And again, we have some rain following us.
Gary & Susie, who we met at our Garden Grove Elks lodge a couple years ago, are full time RV’ers who summer in Hockingport near Coolville, OH (also near Racine). They stay here during the summer and travel south for the winter. When we met them they were in Orange County for a son’s wedding, then returned for a grandbaby’s birth and visiting their kids.
They pay year round for their camp site, sharing it with two other couples who are not full time RV’ers. They collectively rent 4 sites, so if they have visitors they rent out the 4th site. It is a cozy four site set up. They have constructed a nice living area between the sites with a Kitchen and Dining area. There is a big TV and entertainment center that becomes hidden when they are not there. All the comforts of home with full hook ups, and a fourth camp site for visitors, like us. Sweet. It is along the Hocking River, but not at the water’s edge. We walked around and enjoyed seeing how different everyone created their campsites and shelters.