Log of our Second Trip 1988

Dayton Hamvention

and the Tall Timbers KOA Campground

Brookville, Ohio

April 26-30, 1989
Mileage Start 47,243 Home 47,467


Dad - 21 years old
Matt - 5 years old

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We had a nice trip down.  We took SR 43 from Lexington (SR 97) to I-70 to avoid construction on I-71.  We ran into a road closed area but were able to bypass it on local roads.  We have a nice site on the back of the wooded loop.  It is very muddy.  They had 2.5 inches of rain last night and Xenia had tornado damage.  Not as bad as in 1974, but pretty bad.  Aunt Liz came and picked us up and we went to Jamestown to visit with Uncle Mike.  We had fun (even Matt).  We did a lot of talking.  We tried fishing off a pier without success.  We didn't catch any fish.  We got home about 7 PM and walked and talked and went to bed.


It poured last night, thunder, lightning, KABOOM!  Everything outside is muddy and soaked again!  We worked on Matt's transformer sticker book and now are going fishing!  matt caught five fish.  Chuck, K8RSH, treated Matt to a game of Putt-Putt.  We talked and had fun.  Catfish--we caught more than we could count -- on -- HOTDOG!  Got to the far end, next to a stump by the back playground.


Rain, rain, rain!  Stopped about 10 AM and off to the Hamfest.  We saw it all and back at 3.  Fished, all the cat and bluegill we could ask for .  Matt made a friend--Angela.  He had fun.  Dirty from all the mud, mud, mud!


Rain all night!  Yuck!  Spent about three to four hours at the Hamfest then play, play, play!  A heavy thunderstorm about 5 pm let us get in and eat and get showers.  We then went back out in the sun and played for a couple more hours.


Up early!  7 AM.  Now 8 AM and Matt is dawdling.  Hamvest time--last time--Sunday is the BEST day!  1250 and out we go leaving for home.  Site E45 -- nice woods but muddy in the rain.

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