It was so good to see our friends Symphony and Randee and hear about all their cool new projects. It was also good to see Andy and Amanda, they live closer but tour a lot also. We are sort of the odd ones out with regular day jobs to maintain our hobbies. So after hugs, some visiting and the show which of course was loads of fun we headed over to the local Walmart parking lot to sleep for the night. It was unusually cold and the furnace in our little motorhome sure felt good. We had some snacks and settled down in our tiny little bed.
We woke up Sunday morning ready for adventure. We decided to go to some of the marshlands and state parks up north of Fremont by Lake Erie- but bad move for us there was some kind of big bird watchers event and we ended up just stretching our legs on the beach for a few minutes and hopping back in the rv. One treat for me along our travels up there were several abandoned and decayed buildings that I quickly jumped out of the rv and explored with my camera!
We thought we would head over to Oregon, Ohio for a festival –when we got there parking was terrible and we thought “to heck with this” and Steve had the big idea to go to Tony Packo’s Café-made famous by Jamie Farr bringing it up a lot with his MASH character Klinger. Tony Packo’s original location–what can I say –fried pickles, spicy ketchup, homemade chilli, hot dogs, mashed potatoes, cabbage rolls and cucumber salad, great service-now I did not eat all this I had the cabbage roll which reminded me of my Mom’s cabbage rolls great food and a tasty surprise we were treated like royalty and received a free bottle of spicy ketchup yum!
Next stop Toledo Botanical gardens and visited the Blair Museum of Lithophanes–porcelain made from molds that when back-lit displayed beautiful pictures-breathtaking artwork. There weren’t too many blooms in the gardens yet but lots of greenery along many different paths with interesting sculptures-although we were surprised by some young woman changing her clothes for a photo shoot –I guess changing your clothes in a public garden is no big deal. After that excitement we hit the road and turned toward home. What a start to a summer full of travel, music and images.