Saturday, July 28, 2012

July 27, 2012

We are now at the Mill Creek Campground on Berlin Lake, Ohio, another Army Corp of Engineering flood control project.  I am getting good experience on backing into hard places at these sites, so far it seems that I am 3 for 3 at getting the hardest site in the place to have to back into.  The Lake water level here is very low, locals are saying they have never seen it this low.  This is mainly a boating and fishing lake, not much in the way of hiking trails.  It has been stormy weather since we arrived with thunderstorms and rain on and off day and night.  I felt sorry for the tent campers next door last night in the pouring rainstorm.
We have explored a couple of local small towns, good material for a John Mellancamp song.  The town of Alliance in particular, appears to have been a prosperous town in its day until the Steel Mill died out, now the downtown is struggling.  This trend seems to extend all per PA, the old towns are dirt poor looking.  Another odd thing for us is the drive-thru beer, soda, lottery and cigarette stores that are everywhere.
We plan to make trip to Cleveland tomorrow to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and check out the Lake front area. More photos to be added latter.

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