July 10, 2021 Pickerington, OH to Elkhart, IN

We pulled out of the campground at 9:30. It was a mostly sunny day, but the morning starting out of 69 degrees. Bob put on the fireplace to take the chill out of the air in the bus. We had 270 miles to go today to get to Elkhart, IN. Once we got to Columbus, we took Highway 33 northeast and ran into a few light sprinkles, but it didn’t last long. The highway took us through the countryside and some small towns. There was very little traffic on this mostly 4-lane road. We stopped for fuel at a truck stop in Mercer, OH where diesel was $3.19/gal. The drive was uneventful except for a few small areas of construction in Ohio. We crossed the Indiana border and took the highway around Fort Wayne.

The last leg of today’s trip was on the I-80/90 tollway which runs parallel to the southern Michigan border to near Elkhart, IN. We spotted a crop duster weaving in and out above the farm fields outside of Elkhart.

We hit 2 long stretches of construction delays in Indiana which set us back an additional 30 minutes after fueling up. The Indiana roads were horrible and in desperate need of resurfacing. We finally arrived at our campground, Elkhart Campground, at 3:15.

It was a long, tiring drive. We checked in at the office and we were put in site #554.

When we found our assigned site, there was someone in that space, so we went into site #555. Bob called the Office to let them know about the mix-up. We were told we could stay in site #555.

Apparently, someone screwed up and went into the wrong site. It was not something we wanted to deal with at the end of a long day on the road, but it turned out alright. We set up and had dinner. We were both tired after today’s drive, so after I took Auggie for his walk, we just watched TV and chilled out for the rest of the evening. Tomorrow, we would visit the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum just back down the road a few miles.

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