We ended up parking next to Linda and Howard of RV Dreams fame. They are a young couple who dropped out of corporate life to become full time RVers. They o put on rallies for newbies (new full time RVers or those who are considering full time RVing and Howard writes a daily blog of their full time RV life. Check it out at www.rv-dreams.typepad.com. They also weigh rigs and toweds as part of FMCAs educational program as well as their own convictions about having the proper weight on your RV. Joel has been following their blog for several years and had met them several years ago and have been following their blog since last fall trying to learn more about their travels in Florida. Howard does a great job of sharing details about parks and "wow factors".
Monday morning Joel checked with them to see if they would like to go Kayaking and an hour later we were on the Grand River paddling a short section. There is a beautiful section in the gorge area of the river that Howard wanted to paddle but there wasn't enough water so we chose a section near the campground. It was only about a 6 miles float, but apparently that is about a good as it gets at this time of year unless you want to portage a lot.
I was first in the water and then Joel followed. He had a little trouble getting situated.
Linda and Howard have a blow up Sea Eagle Kayak that took only a few minutes to blow up.
On Tuesday, Howard knocked on our door and asked if we were up for a bike ride on the Western Greenway. We put our chores aside for another day and were ready in minutes. The Western Greenway Trail is part of the Rails to Trails system and follows a nice paved bike path beginning at Ashtabula, Ohio and ending about 43 miles south. Linda and Howard wanted to ride from the campground so we headed out and caught to bike trail about 2 miles from the campground and headed north to Austinburg with the intention of stopping for lunch . The distance from the campground to Austinburg was only about a seven very easy miles so we all decided to continue on to Ashtabula another seven miles. We stopped for lunch at the E-com cafe and then headed back to camp. Our total miles ended up being 28 miles. So much for a short day.
The trail is paved all the way and much of it is in the shade.
The guys are on the home stretch now, only a few miles to go and they still have a smile on their face.
It was a fun day for all.
Linda and Howard left the next morning and are heading for Niagara Falls which the direction we are heading, so will probably see them again on down the road.