Last night we stayed at this beautiful KOA in Thompson, Ohio.
We knew our our friend, Ron Spahlinger’ s parents, Fran and Merrill, lived somewhere in Ohio, so Kip sent Ron a text just to see if we were anywhere close to them. Ron and Barbara are travelling, too, but Ron got back to Kip this morning and it turned out we were only about an hour away. These gracious people said they would love for us to drop by. In fact, Ron’s brother, Rick, suggested we park SeeYa in the American Legion parking lot and he was there waiting for us when we pulled in. He drove us the short distance to Fran and Merrill’s lovely place on Lake Milton.. Rick and his wife, Rita, have a beautiful home right next door. We really had a great time! It was a glorious day to sit out on the back deck and look at the amazing view of the lake while we all talked a mile a minute.
I wish we could have stayed longer. We had the pleasure of meeting Rick and Rita when they were visiting Ron and Barb in Texas, but we had never met Fran and Merrill. They’re the kind of people who make you feel like you’ve known them forever. They told us they are both turning ninety-five next year and will be celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary. They are both so young at heart and I know the musical talent in the Spahlinger family is amazing.
Fran said Ron and Barb’s granddaughter, Kaylee, loves to play this when she visits.
It was an afternoon we didn’t want to end, but we knew we had to hit the road if we were going to make it to Niagara Falls. We got here right before dark.
I’m loving this trip!
More Ohio photos…