The goose in the back has plans.  Click for a larger image.
Log of our third trip of 2005

Punderson State Park

Newbury, Ohio

 Camp Office:  (440) 564-1195
Park Office:  (440) 564-2279
April 14-17, 2005
Mileage Start 29,629
Home 29,725
Miles:  94


Attended:  Dad, Mom, Gracie Allen, 5˘fritz

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Punderson, although it has a very poorly designed Campground, is a winter wonderland.  It has ample snow and things to do in the snow.  It's the only or at least the only close-to-Cleveland electrical-available winter camp. It is about an hour east of North Olmsted, Ohio.


Click for a larger imageClick for a larger imageWe're here again at site 84.  We had a stockpile of wood from last week we hid in the back of the site and it is still here.  The group camp site is still closed with caution tape allowing it to recover which insures the groupies will be in other areas.  Gracie and I found we had no water!  It all leaked out through a cracked drain plug.  It drained into the two compartments adjacent to the water tank.  Click for a larger imageWe moved everything out and have a heater in there trying to get it dried out.  So far so good.  Luckily I had a number of connectors and was able to fix the problem and reload water.  Sure am glad I carried those parts!!!

Click for a larger imageWe walked and walked.   We walked here, we walked there. We dragged a bunch of dead-fall and have the fire pit all ready for tomorrow when Mom and Fritz arrive.  I gave Gracie a rawhide bone and she went into her "Joyous Grace" mode running up and down the length of the motorhome throwing the bone in the air.  I just tried to get her to go on a walk but that bone is more important than the walk!!!

The first tutles of spring .. click for a larger image.We went for a long walk in the woods.  Grace got all muddy and we had to do the "half-a-bath-at-the-dump-station thing.  We saw many turtles who, like the many geese, were quite amorous.  We did see a duck-like bird sitting in a tree.  I tried to get a photo but the bird and its mate flew away.  I've never seen a duck sitting in a tree before.  I need a camera that has a better zoom ... and a monopole or a tripod.  All the pictures here have much larger counterparts if you click on them.Critter prints ... click for a larger image


Big tree down!  Click to see a much larger view



Rarely does one get to walk in the Punderson forest.  Punderson is not much more than a swamp after the lightest rain.  Mary had trouble walking due to a swollen Achilles tendon.  She spent quite a bit of time on her economics homework.  All the pictures here have much larger counterparts if you click on them.Economics homework ... click for a larger imageIn a Punderson forest ... click for a larger image


For up-to-date park maps and information, check the

Ohio State Park website for Punderson State Park

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