Snowbird Trip Diary:
RV Trail New York to Florida
Day 7 & 8 - On the Road
to Grandpa's Farm
Saturday was a travel day with a one night stopover at GRANDPA'S
FARM CAMPGROUND, Richmond, Indiana.
I - Point F, I-70, Exit 153), $30.25/Night FHU
Good Sam/AAA Discount, 162 miles from Zanesville, Ohio.
and Johnson County Park
As Niki rightly puts it,
"Grandpa should have kept it a farm!" Michelle, the
granddaughter-in-law of the original "Grandpa", tells us it was
built in 1964. It is close to I-70 and easy off and on with
spacious pull-thrus and all of the amenities that an overnighter
could want, but, and it is a big BUT, the transient section is,
at most, 12' from a major local highway! The noise was
unbelievable all night long. The frosting on the cake, which
fortunately occurred after we were up Sunday morning, was a
motorcycle charity ride going by with some 50 bikes. That was a
serenade we won't soon forget! They have many campers who spend
the Summer with them; we don't know how they are able withstand
the road noise.
We like it here as it is open, has a friendly staff, and only
$20/night. It is fairly close to Niki's son Jay and his family.
We met Jay, his wife Kathy, grandson Chris, and granddaughter,
Maggie, last evening for dinner at Ruby Tuesday's. We had a very
enjoyable time catching up. We try to come by this way each
Fall for a visit. Niki lived and worked a number of years in
this area as well. We will be here 4 nights before moving a
little farther West to Niki's hometown for the big 50th Class
A chilly and overcast day on Sunday, thankfully without rain
(nor snow). Clouds were heavy and looked like they held
something. Our ride West was uneventful.
We arrived late afternoon to a small campground, JOHNSON COUNTY PARK, Edinburgh, Indiana.
I - Point G I-65, Exit 65B),
30/50 Elec/Water, dump station, 109 miles from Richmond, IN.
We found it last Fall,
and it wasn't easy! You cannot locate it by GPS nor on
Google maps. The locals know it, and the Equestrian crowd
has numerous events each year in another part of the park.
It was a part of Camp Atterbury.
We were told, by the caretaker, on arrival that there had
been quite a large camping crowd this weekend for a couple
of rodeo events. Looked to us like everyone heard we were
coming and they left. There are 54 campsites here and there
is only one other camper reserved for the week. We have our
own private campground.
On the Road with
Niki, Jack and K.C.
Good Fuel Stops:
Flying J - I-70, Exit 123, 32 miles west
of Grandpa's Farm
Grandpa's Farm Campground, Richmond, ININ
Johnson County Park, Edinburgh, IN