As all full-timer RVers know, it is important to plan ahead for holiday weekends, especially Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. These holidays are very popular with recreational RVers and campers, as well as those of us who live on the road. We made reservations in March for the July 4 weekend. I knew we would be in Ohio, where we are doing more genealogy research. We decided on Delaware State Park north of Columbus, a park we had stayed in several years ago.
The park gave us access to the Columbus Public Library, which has a large genealogy and local history section.
They even have rental bicycles out front. The cost is $6 an hour. We didn’t take the time to bike around downtown Columbus, though it looked as interesting as Cincinnati.
On the 4th, we needed to do laundry. We hadn’t been to a laundromat for 10 days, so the supply of clean clothes was about exhausted. We found one in the nearby town of Delaware. As we drove down the main street, it was lined with chairs. Obviously, the town had a parade. After washing and drying our clothes, we ended up in a line of cars stopped for the parade.
We saw a few parade entries, before making a u-turn and making our way out of town.
Surprisingly, we have heard absolutely no fireworks over the weekend. We didn’t see any information about local fireworks shows and there wasn’t any here in the state park. The campground is completely full, but it has been very quiet.
Yesterday, we visited two cemeteries. On the way, we drove through the town of Mechanicsburg. Since the local Chevrolet dealer was open, we had the truck serviced. While the work was being done, we walked around the pretty small town. There were lots of neat old houses. Almost every one had a great front porch.
One impressive house didn’t have a front porch, but we enjoyed looking at it.
In the downtown area, we saw a small park with this nice gazebo. The building next door had a pretty mural..
Each of the downtown buildings had interesting fronts and roof lines.