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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio

What would a trip be to Cleveland,  Ohio without a visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

If you love any genre of music, you need to tour the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Countless displays of music achievements, costumes, and history and under one roof.  They have also now added a room called the Garage.  You can actually play guitars or keyboards and jam with a studio band.

Below is only a small taste of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has to offer.  Enjoy.

Costumes of the Stars

Lady Gaga

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Janis Joplin Scarves

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Brittany Spears

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Cub Scout shirt of Jim Morrison, the Doors

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Frankie Vali – The Four Seasons

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Hank Williams

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Metallica

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH

The Beach Boys

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH

Elvis Presley

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Elvis Presley’s custom motorcycle

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Atimus Pyle – Leonard Skinner

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OHInstruments of some of the bands.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Jerry Only –  Misfits

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Bo Diddley

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Heavy Metal

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

And much more to see

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,  Cleveland, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Of course you can’t forget those recent inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

My Favorite:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Also:

Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music, and The Zombies

A new addition at the rock and Roll Hall of Fame — The Garage

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

Check out you talent on a guitar, keyboard or sing with the band.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland,, OH

If you plan to visit, you can get a member pass which allows you to visit for free for an entire year with one cost.  We bought the membership because we visited there three times.  Also know that they have free live concerts often.  And we plan on coming back next year.

ROCK ON!!!!!

 

 

2019 Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Lake

We can’t say it enough, Corp parks are beautiful. Mill Creek has a day use area plus a huge campground.  Because it is in Ohio, there is only electric hook ups.  There are drinking water stations around the campground to fill your fresh water tank. There is a dump station.

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

Mill Creek has very spacious sites.  Most are able to accommodate an RV and a screen tent or canopy.

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

The majority of campsites are in shade part of the day.

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

Although there are those in direct sun.

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

There is no designated beach area, but swimming is permitted.

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

Fishing and boating are also popular on Berlin Lake.  Ohio has a non-resident three day fishing license for only $19.00 which is reasonable.  Your license has to be worn on the outside of your clothing  so it can be spotted by the park ranger.

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

There are several playground scattered throughout the park for kids.

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

There is a small pavilion for groups to gather.

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

The park is well maintained.  restrooms and showers are available but not well kept and they could use a remodel.

The Park Rangers boat docked and ready to use when needed.

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

Sunrise on Berlin Lake.

Berlin Lake, Berlin Center, Ohio
Berlin Lake, Berlin Center, Ohio

Canadian geese flying overhead at sunrise.

Berlin Lake, Berlin Center, Ohiod, Berlin Center, Ohio

Berlin Lake, Berlin Center, Ohio

And of course the always fabulous sunset.

Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio
Mill Creek Campground, Berlin Center, Ohio

Enjoy your travels and stay safe.

 

 

2019 Tompkins Campground, Lawrenceville, PA

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

We really enjoy staying at Corp parks, and this one was no exception.  The lots are large but do require some leveling of your RV.

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

Pets are allowed at Tompkins.  The standard rule is to keep your pets on a leash at all times.  We found some campers would not secure their dog at their site which, although the dog may be well trained to stay, can still cause problems as other dogs walk past.  Also pet owners need to clean up after their pets.  This was not a big problem at Tompkins, but yet there were still those who don’t see the need to pick up after their pets.   It is only common courtesy.

The park has a nice beach and boat dock.  The swimming area is cement bottom which I thought was great.  I didn’t have to worry about sinking in deep sand .

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

The designated swim area is roped off for swimmer safety.

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PAKayaking, fishing, or cruising the lake in a boat is a great way to see the beautiful lake.

We did a self-tour of the Cowanesque Lake Dam.

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

Gypsy & Ten Pin at Conwanesque Lake Dam

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

Gypsy & Lonestar at Conwanesque Lake Dam

 

Dana’s Diner, Lawrenceville, PAWhile visiting Lawrenceville, the fire stations burned down and was a total loss.  Fortunately, no one was seriously injured.

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PAOnly one fire truck was able to be saved.

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

We found out about the fire when we went to this fabulous little diner.  The food was amazing, servings quite adequate, and very friendly staff.  We ate there three times before we left Lawrenceville, PA

Dana's Diner, Lawrenceville, PA
Dana’s Diner, Lawrenceville, PA
Dana's Diner, Lawrenceville, PA
Dana’s Diner, Lawrenceville, PA
Dana's Diner, Lawrenceville, PA
Dana’s Diner, Lawrenceville, PA
Dana's Diner, Lawrenceville, PA
Dana’s Diner, Lawrenceville, PA

 

There dis a Walmart only 20 miles away for all your camping needs/.We really enjoyed our stay at Tompkins Campground.  Ending our evenings with a crackling campfire.

Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA
Tompkins Campground, Cowanesque Lake, Lawrenceville, PA

 

 

2019 Bush Recreatiobn Area, Alexandria, PA

Bush Recreation Area is a small Corp park, nice and quiet.  It has a fair amount of tent and RV sites however, there are only a  few sites which are full service;  water, electric, and sewer.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

The large lake access includes a boat ramp and dock.  There is no marked beach although swimming is allowed.  Because of the dam run off, the water looks murky.  So the idea of swimming isn’t really appealing.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

While we there torrential rains caused the water level in the park to rise  significantly.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

When we arrived at the park the dock was actually right at the shore.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

A fair amount of debris that kept accumulating on shore.  The park workers did a fabulous job cleaning the waterfront up once the water receded.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

The water rose all the way to the first “parking” sign. This was a great way for us to see how the water rose each day.   Although the water did rise quite a bit, the park stayed open, as the entrance was not flooded, although the water did reach the edge of the entrance road.

There are no laundry facilities however, it is a short drive to town for the laundromat.

There was a small group shelter available for groups.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PAPets are allowed, as long as they are on a leash.

 

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

Our dogs seem to enjoy camping as much as we do.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

We usually check out how  the dam was constructed at the Corp parks.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

There are so many beautiful parks throughout the U.S. that we have yet to visit any one of them more than once.  Several are on our list for return trips.  Bush Rec is a great place to unwind and relax.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

Enjoy your travels and be safe.

 

 

 

2019 Artillery Ridge, Gettysburg, PA

Staying at Artillery Ridge was a fabulous experience.  The campground is actually located on a civil war battlefield.

Artillery Ride Campground, Gettysburg Horse Park, Gettysburg, PA
Artillery Ride Campground, Gettysburg Horse Park, Gettysburg, PA

Artillery ridge has a very well-maintained mini golf course.

Artillery Ride Campground, Gettysburg Horse Park, Gettysburg, PA
Artillery Ride Campground, Gettysburg Horse Park, Gettysburg, PA

They also have a very nice well-kept heated pool.  Sorry there is not photo of it, but it was a great addition to this lovely park and a great way to cool off in the summer heat.  

The park offers a huge group tent camping site.  Several groups of boy scouts were there for the weekend.

Artillery Ride Campground, Gettysburg Horse Park, Gettysburg, PA
Artillery Ride Campground, Gettysburg Horse Park, Gettysburg, PA
Artillery Ride Campground, Gettysburg Horse Park, Gettysburg, PA
Artillery Ride Campground, Gettysburg Horse Park, Gettysburg, PA

The RV camping area is well kept  with adequate room between RV’s.

Artillery Ride Campground, Gettysburg Horse Park, Gettysburg, PA
Artillery Ride Campground, Gettysburg Horse Park, Gettysburg, PA

Along with that they provide cabins which are unique as they are built with cowboys themes.

Artillery Ride Campground, Gettysburg Horse Park, Gettysburg, PA
Artillery Ride Campground, Gettysburg Horse Park, Gettysburg, PA

Horse riding is very popular at Artillery Ridge  There are stalls, round pens and trails to enjoy horseback riding.

Artillery Ride Campground, Gettysburg Horse Park, Gettysburg, PA
Artillery Ride Campground, Gettysburg Horse Park, Gettysburg, PA

A great number of RV’ers travel with the furry friends.  When we are on the road for some time we look for a dog groomer.  We found the Yankee Doodle Pet Spa.     If you are ever in Gettysburg, PA and need your pet groomed I definitely suggest this groomer.

Artillery Ride Campground, Gettysburg Horse Park, Gettysburg, PA
Artillery Ride Campground, Gettysburg Horse Park, Gettysburg, PA
Artillery Ride Campground, Gettysburg Horse Park, Gettysburg, PA
Artillery Ride Campground, Gettysburg Horse Park, Gettysburg, PA

The owners were very helpful and they did a super job on my Lhasa Apso, Nala.

Artillery Ride Campground, Gettysburg Horse Park, Gettysburg, PA
Artillery Ride Campground, Gettysburg Horse Park, Gettysburg, PA

While at Artillery Ridge, there are many sightseeing opportunities.  If the civil war interests you, you definitely need to take advantage of these tours.  We took one which was free.  The guide was very informative and was able to answer any questions we had.

The owners were very helpful and they did a super job on my Lhasa, Nala.

The owners were very helpful and they did a super job on my Lhasa, Nala.

The owners were very helpful and they did a super job on my Lhasa, Nala.

The owners were very helpful and they did a super job on my Lhasa, Nala.

The owners were very helpful and they did a super job on my Lhasa, Nala.

The owners were very helpful and they did a super job on my Lhasa, Nala.

This is one of many rows of those unknown soldiers.  The graves were marked with numbers.  In some instances, their were so many casualties, that the soldiers were buried in mass graves.

The owners were very helpful and they did a super job on my Lhasa, Nala.

By Gods will we are able to recognize the heroes and champions of our country.

The statues and monuments tell the story of the civil war and are a great reflection of our history.  History CANNOT be changed and may these monuments never be removed as an effort to erase history!!  Some states have already removed statues depicting persons who took part in the making of our history.  This is unacceptable.  We should learn from history not act like it never happened.

Amen!!

 

 

 

 

2019 Virginia Landing, Virginia

Virginia Landing is a very quiet place to camp.  If you plan to just stay and relax this is your place, but if you get bored easily bring a vehicle with you so you can go places.  There are campsites in the open and also in a heavily shaded area. The shade is nice but again that is where the flies go.

Virginia Landing
Virginia Landing

The drive into the campground is on a very narrow road.  That is what I saw as one of the biggest downfalls to the campground.

Virginia Landing
Virginia Landing

Being right by the ocean be warned that the flies are bad.  Also there is no walkway to the water.

There is a long walk to the pool depending on where your campsite is.  The pool is very large and goes from 3 to 8 feet in depth.

Virginia Landing
Virginia Landing

A mini golf course is available but needs a great deal of work. It would be a great course if properly maintained.

We try to find a local church we can attend while we are in different areas.   Here we found the Puncoteague Community Church.  It was a lovely little country church.  We really enjoyed it and if we ever get back to that area, we plan of visiting it again.

Virginia Landing
Virginia Landing
Virginia Landing
Virginia Landing
Virginia Landing
Virginia Landing
Virginia Landing
Virginia Landing

While we were at Virginia landing we went on an evening boat cruise.

Virginia Landing
Virginia Landing
Virginia Landing
Virginia Landing

We saw an osprey sitting on its nest. According to our guide, the babies were in it but they were hidden pretty well.  Along with that we saw a heron wading in the shallow water.

Virginia Landing

Virginia Landing
Virginia Landing

With all good evening cruises there is always that fabulous sunset.

Virginia Landing

Virginia LandingAlthough the campsite is remote and quiet, if you adventure out there are things to do.

 

 

2019 Bulltown Campground, West Virginia

Bulltown campground, a Corp park, presented some fabulous views and has an interesting history to go with it

Bulltown Campground

Bulltown Campground

Bulltown Campground
Bulltown Campground

Our campsite was right near the water.  Although there is no designated beach, you can swim right off the shore.  Fishing and boating are also very popular.

Bulltown Campground
Bulltown Campground

Bulltown campground wasn’t very large but it is located on the site historic  Bulltown Battle.

Bulltown Campground
Bulltown Campground

Bulltown Campground
Bulltown Campground

We enjoyed our stay at Bulltown.  If you like civil war history, a quiet campground, and fantastic scenery, Bulltown is for you.

2019 Willow Grove Campground, Dale Hollow Lake, Tennessee

We had previously stayed at Dale Hollow Lake at one of the other campgrounds, this year we stayed at Willow Grove.  It is a  very nice campground.  Well kept up and clean.

Parking lot for tent campers.

Willow Grove Campground, Tennessee
Willow Grove Campground, Tennessee

Playground for the young ones.  There is also a beach within a short walking distance

Willow Grove Campground, Tennessee
Willow Grove Campground, Tennessee
Willow Grove Campground, Tennessee
Willow Grove Campground, Tennessee

There is a nice shelter for large group picnics.

 

Willow Grove Campground, Tennessee
Willow Grove Campground, Tennessee
Willow Grove Campground, Tennessee
Willow Grove Campground, Tennessee

The newest addition a rest room and shower facility.   There was also a washer and dryer outside but sheltered.

Willow Grove Campground, Tennessee
Willow Grove Campground, Tennessee

Willow Grove Campground, Tennessee

Willow Grove Campground, TennesseeWe have always had good luck with Corp parks.  They are well maintained and low cost.  There is a golden age pass that you can get to get half off for camping.  If you camp often Corp parks are nice.  When we decide to go camping our first search is with Corp parks.

2018 Columbia Falls RV Park, Columbia Falls, Montana

 

Columbia Falls Campground

Columbia Falls RV park has an excellent laundry facility, showers and rest rooms.

The sites can accommodate large RV’s.  There is a separate area for trailers if they do not fit in site.  The sites are not real spacious but there is enough room to put out awnings and there is a picnic table at each site.

Columbia Falls Campground
Columbia Falls Campground
Columbia Falls Campground
Columbia Falls Campground

Pets are allowed with strict rules as to where they can take bathroom breaks.  A large fenced in dog run is furnished for exercise and potty.  As always, you are responsible to clean up after your pet.

Columbia Falls Campground
Columbia Falls Campground
Columbia Falls Campground
Columbia Falls Campground

There is a horseshoe pit next to the dog run.

Columbia Falls Campground
Columbia Falls Campground

Although there is no playground equipment on site, one block from the campground is an excellent playground facility.

Columbia Falls Campground
Columbia Falls Campground
Columbia Falls Campground
Columbia Falls Campground
Columbia Falls Campground
Columbia Falls Campground

Also, about a mile from the campground is a  large community pool.  They offer swim lessons,lap swims, and family time. The cost is $2.25 for non-residents.

Columbia Falls Campground
Columbia Falls Campground
Columbia Falls Campground
Columbia Falls Campground

This is a very quiet park and a nice place to stay while you go sightseeing.

2018 Glacier National Park, Montana

Our trip to Glacier National Park was spectacular.  We can only explain it through photos.  Enjoy.

Roadside waterfalls.

Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park

This is known as The Weeping Wall

Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park

Roadside Rivers

Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park

Notice the multicolored river stones.

Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park

Spectacular mountain ranges

Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park

We we lucky to see some wildlife.

A young moose walked right in front of us.

Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park

Mountain goats enjoying the cliff side grass

Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park

Bear Butt. S he had a baby and ran into the forest for cover.

Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park

Canadian Ground Squirrel.  They were so tame they would come right up to you, looking for food of course.  Feeding them is not encouraged.

Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park

This gives you an idea how fabulous Glacier National Park is.   What a great experience.