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Just as we got off the Blue Ridge Parkway after three nights of primitive campsites, cold showers, a picnic table, and a fire ring, it was time to get the smoke out of our clothes. Driving north, we were spoiled by a couple Ohio State Parks that had it all. Don’t get me wrong, we loved the campgrounds on the Blue Ridge: the views, the birds, supper on the grill, the solitude.

Our 32nd Anniversary Dinner: Buttered lobster on bed of fresh pasta, corn on the cob and a pear & gorgonzola salad – cheers!

Our 32nd Anniversary Dinner: Buttered lobster on bed of fresh pasta, corn on the cob and a pear & gorgonzola salad – cheers!

Well, then we got back on the beaten lighthouse trail with a three day visit to Marblehead, Ohio. Only about a third of this state parks 500 campsites were occupied yet this campground on Lake Erie still felt like a little town, especially in the “high-density” RV section. We chose a site on the outskirts of this “little town” and set up camp on the tent loop. It was us and one other small family from Indiana.P1020027

There wasn’t an electric hook-up, but charging our gadgets was as simple as plugging into the wall up at the seldom used comfort station (rest room).

Just a short walk into “town” we could find everything including a mini-library, HOT showers, FREE wi-fi, and a laundry facility. Down by the lakeside beach is a fish cleaning station, boat ramp and rentals, and a nature museum complete with spiders and snakes and a display on how to identify poison ivy. This is how. . .photo

This weekend opens up the summer season around here with Friday Night Flicks, a Pooch Parade on Saturday, all-day ranger hikes, and a Krafty Kids workshop. AND everyday you can get a scoop of Ohio’s signature ice cream- buckeye fudge. . .

Toft's "Buckeye Bites" Ice Cream!

Or we could read or write back in camp and pass away time playing cards right across the way from this small, gated cemetery.

As far as we can tell, this campground in Marblehead is anything but dead.


Marble Headstones?






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We are a couple who took the first step toward a life of traveling in May, 2015. Staying within the continental US, we amp'd the adventure-factor by traveling in a VW Vanagon, circa 1985. Our mission is to share irresistible and compelling stories conceived from this lifestyle of travel.

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