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Grandpa's Farm Campground, Richmond, IN

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Day 7 & 8 - On the Road to Grandpa's Farm
and Johnson County Park

Saturday was a travel day with a one night stopover at GRANDPA'S FARM CAMPGROUND, Richmond, Indiana.  (Map I - Point F, I-70, Exit 153), $30.25/Night FHU Good Sam/AAA Discount, 162 miles from Zanesville, Ohio.

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.

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. (.(Map I - Point G  I-65, Exit 65B), $20Night, 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.
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 Reunion.

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


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Grandpa's Farm Campground, Richmond, ININ
Grandpa's Farm Campground, Richmond, IN

Grandpa's Farm Campground, Richmond, IN

Johnson County Park, Edinburgh, IN
Johnson County Park, Edinburgh, IN

Johnson County Park, Camp Atterbury, Edinburgh, IN


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