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Camping in Blue Grass
On the final leg of our journey to the eastern part of our country, the homeward leg, we needed a place to spend one night that was approximately half way between the Stowe, VT area and our home near Green Bay, Wisconsin. When planning the trip online, we stumbled upon the Swanton, Ohio area as our approximate midway destination and set about finding an RV park near there. As the name of our small publishing company is Blue Waters Publications, the name of Blue Grass Campground and RV Park just sort of jumped out at us. When faced with a choice of locations, we have often based our decision on that kind of intuitive, instinctual coincidence or connection and have rarely been disappointed.
We pack up and leave Smuggler’s Notch Campground by 7:13 am, heading southwest. Along the way, we make two stops at Dunkin’ Donuts, a unique dining choice available in the eastern part of our country that no longer exists in the Midwest. As they have recently added bagels, wraps and sandwiches, they have become quite a regular stop on this journey and we are sorry to see the last of them.
It is quite late, nearly 10:30 pm., when we arrive at Swanton’s Blue Grass Campground. We set up quickly as we have gotten quite good at doing this on our extended trip. As this will be our last night on the road, we stay up later than usual, visiting with each other and discussing the high points of our trip. I am famous for asking each family member to name a favorite park, activity, city on each trip, then a least favorite. We finally turn in just after midnight for our last night in our little camper.
As it was dark when we arrived, we were not able to see much of the campground. We did notice that activities seemed plentiful; bingo was just ending when we arrived and signs announcing other activities were posted in common areas. When we checked in, we were greeted warmly by staff. Atmosphere seemed friendly and casual; in fact, a campground regular was tapped to show us to our site and cheerfully obliged.
The following morning we noted that each site contained a fire ring and a picnic table. Full hookups were available and even big rigs can be accommodated. Restrooms were adequate, but did not seem terribly clean. This did not distress us too greatly as we were on the road by 8 am, in a hurry to get home. The price seemed reasonable and the convenient location provided an adequate place to rest our heads in the midst of our journey home.
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