Tuesday, July 27, 2010

trip #6

Good morning.
I've just returned from cleaning the Salon, and now I'm ready to share our trip.
Like I said in the previous post, this trip took us to Maumee Bay State Park, which is just outside of Toledo Ohio. One of the reasons for this particular trip was to watch the Great Dragon Boat Races. So Saturday morning took us downtown on the river.
Dragon boats are long narrow boats with dragon heads on the front.


There were 40 entries from local businesses and organisations.
They had a drummer in front to set the rowing pace, and a person in back steering.

The participants were pretty much amateurs, and it was fun to watch them try and coordinate their rowing.
The winners again this year for the 4th time were from a local college and of course were on the schools rowing team. I didn't think that was quite fair, but it's all in good fun and a fundraiser for local education.
Then, since we were downtown, it was over to the farmers market to pick up fresh veggies for our dinners. Then, next door to the market is the Libby Glass factory outlet, where I was really temped to get this martini glass.
But thought better since I couldn't possible drink a martini that big! But we did find some cocktail glasses to buy. And with the downtown so busy from races, we went across town to Loma Linda's. Like Tony Packo's, it's been a Toledo institution since 1965.

Surprisingly, Craig posed for a picture. Of course, it was after lunch and 2 margarita's. hehe.
It didn't look 45 years old, but we soon discovered, they've built on several times. It was quite the sprawling place. And very busy!

And the food was delicious! and inexpensive! Then it was back to the campground where we tried to sit outside, but the heat and humidity was too much, and the sky was getting dark, so inside to watch the weather. And soon after, a storm came rolling through. It rained buckets! and fierce winds too! Thank god we weren't in a tent!
It ended about as fast as it started. It was then cool enough for a little bike ride through the campground.
Dinner was pork cutlets on the grill, and marinated grilled zucchini, with some store bought potato salad.

Sunday morning I couldn't go for an early morning bike ride because of more rain, so it was games on the puter. By the time Craig got up, the rain ended and we had a nice walk with our morning coffee.
Then it was off to Fort Meigs for Drums along the Maumee.
This is a massive fort that's been restored that's up river from downtown. This weekend they were having groups of fife and drum players performing.

After watching some of the bands and touring the fort, it was time for lunch so off to
Tony Packo's! For some great Hungarian hot dogs! If you want to try them where you live, you can order everything you need on-line.
Then back to the campground for a bike ride now that the 'cold' front had blown through and the sun had finally come out.
For dinner it was barbecued chicken on the grill with corn on the cob, and a store bought macaroni salad.
Monday morning it was packing up for the drive home, which happened with no incidences.
It was a good trip!

3 comments:

  1. I all sounds like an interesting trip. I'd love the Libby outlet but living in an RV for almost 2 years has certainly made me realize I can be happy without as much crap. I'd certainly have to resist the temptations to buy.

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  2. Sounds like another great trip! :)

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  3. That glass looks great... for swimming.

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