We left Crossville and headed north to Lexington to spend one night at the Kentucky Horse Park. We got a site that was open to the south so we were able to put up our satellite dish. On our earlier stay at this campground we were under several large trees and only got over the air signals from Lexington. Since we were spending only one night we only got out what we needed. This is a very nice park that is only missing sewer hook-ups.
Friday-Monday (Sep 18-21):
We made the trip north from Lexington to the Madison Indiana City Park Campground. This is a small city campground with only a few sites. We were assigned to Site 1 which is one of the few they have to accommodate rigs the size of The Duchess. The sites in the campground are right on the Ohio River and since we pulled the RV straight into the site (rather than backing in) our front windshield looked out on the river.
|View of the Ohio River|
|Bridge between Indiana and Kentucky|
|Site 1 @ Madison City Park Campground|
On Saturday morning we got a call from Tim & Kim Medley (a couple we met through RV-Dreams) who live in Union Kentucky which is about an hour away from Madison. They were free on Saturday and decided to come visit us in Madison. We had a very nice visit with them and then went out to eat at Hinkle's Sandwich Shop, a local hamburger place. After lunch we walked around Madison for a while until it started raining. Tim and Kim are not full timers (yet) but are taking extended trips in their 5th wheel trailer. This winter they will spend several months camping in northern Florida and southern Alabama.
Tim & Kim invited us to join them for dinner back in Union KY that evening at their neighbor's house, Ty and Christine's along with spending the night at their place. We packed up our gear for the night and made the drive over to Union. Once we arrived at the Medley's we had a quick drink and then drove up the street a couple of blocks to meet the neighbors for dinner. Ty is the director of golf at the Belterra Casino and Christine works for the casino in their marketing department.
|Belterra Casino and Resort|
|Music at Octoberfest|
|The Cincinnati Octoberfest billed itself as the largest in the USA|
|From left: Marilyn, Ty and standing Kim|
|More music at the festival|
|There were more than 300 vendors serving beer|
|Guide to the festival|
|Cincinnati Kelts Rugby Football Club booth (where Connie|
tried one of their brews)
|Procter & Gamble's headquarters building|
(also called the "Dolly Partons")