Stopped at a rest stop that was off the roadway a bit, just prior to getting to Marietta. Upon exiting, there was a tiny little church. Come to find out, it's the smallest church in Ohio! It's called The Healing Chapel. I felt like that was a good omen!
|THE HEALING CHAPEL|
Into Marietta was relatively uneventful, but once on the other side of town going toward the campground, I had my practice with twists, turns, and steep grades up and down, but that's hill country! Also contributed to having no Verizon cell service.
The little campground (only 4 spots) was perfect! Even more so because I was the only one there!
Behind the trees and down a bank was a creek, which was nice. No trails to speak of, but I went back into the woods anyway! It was very hot and humid, but it's summer! No bugs, tho'!
Night settled in. I turned on the generator for a few minutes to cool the house down and charge up some electronics. I had a drink with *mostly ice* and great dinner of spicy curried chicken and rice which I had made up/frozen ahead of time. Worked on these photos and did some reading. Temps started falling and it was a very pleasant night in the trees at about 65*. Perfect for sleeping!
Successful first day on Adventure Road!
It's Tuesday noon right now and I'm in Weston, WV at McDonald's to charge up the laptop, download some more pics and post this blog. Headed to Bartow, WV (about 1.5 hrs from here)......and Buffalo Lake - supposed to be FREE camping there! We'll see!
Happy Trails, for now!