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Hope I can keep this update on a positive note. After arriving in WILLSHIRE, Ohio, was relagated to the City Park for the night. Succeeded in posting our photos, but visitors took the available daylight before I could complete the narration. In the process of puting the computer away for the night, I dropped it...hitting the concrete...apparenyly damaging my Mouse and portable Keyboard...so, back to the dark ages to complete this update.
More important, however, were the squadrons of mosquitos...and no repellant.
Slept perhaps one hour, ending with masses of welts...and angry as H___.
Also, my new Poncho is a bust...cannot understand such a porduct can find it's way onto the marketplace.
It is now 8:00 am, June 02 - Sunday. The local Village restaurant opened at 7:30...and is PACKED...certainly an "EVENT" for this, the last Ohio village before crossing into the State of INDIANA
But for the wonderful folks of Ohio, I might pack up my bags and slink off into never never land. Instead, I am downing some breakfast, will attempt to re-supply SAM, and head into AMISH Country - INDIANA...a number Amish families were see n last evening cruising around Willshire, Ohio in their one-horse carriages dressed in the manner of Pilgrims stepping ashore at Plymouth Rock 250 years ago.
Please say HELLO to CHRIS...who stopped alongside the roadway to find what SAM and ME were about. After 20 minutes, Chris handed me his Business Card, inviting me to visit nrxt time through CINCINNATE, Ohio...a $20 bill wrapped around his card. Thank you, again, Chris.
Arriving at the village of Rockford, Ohio...
Beautiful homes continue.
Grain Elevator....receives grains from surrounding ranches...stores the grain until a Buyer comes along...and effects shipmeny to the Customer's destination...often, a CO-OP (Coopeative) is organized comprising many local ranchers...lowers costs and improves bargaining positions = higher profits for everyone.
Please say HELLO to JAP and LISA..local Ohio motorcyclists..JAP says he received his "nickname" whe n he insisted on riding a Japanese motorcycle.
SAM giving thanks for another safe arrival...this one in WILLSHIRE, Ohio.
Downtown WILLSHIRE, Ohio.
Gary's Retail Beer Hall (Sales)...turned WILLSHIRE from a "DRY" town into a "wet" one.
Please say HELLO to LISA...who took me under her wing...just when it looked like SAM and ME might not find a place to stay the night...be walking to the Village Mayor,
home asking permission to "camp" in the Village Park.
City Park Gazebo
Please say HELLO yo BEKKAH...
Bekkah joined SAM and ME for nearly two hours...bringing two bottles of welcome Ice Water...and just chatting 'til it was dark...leaving me to the hords of mosquitos
Is now 11:00 am...sitting in the Village Restaurant...must pack SAM back up and find our way into INDIANA.