Saturday, June 15, 2013

S24O #1 and Dalmore Park

Every year, our township has a family campout at Homestead Park in Hilliard. This is the second year we've attended--Henry and I ride our back train south from Dublin, leaving right after dinner on Friday night. This would be our first S24O (sub-24 hour overnighter) this year. We had a slow start this time--I had to turn around after a few miles to go back and get a wrench--the bolt holding the trailer to Henry's Picolo was working loose, and I didn't have the correct 15mm wrench with me to fix it.

That issue resolved, Henry celebrated the summit of the highest point on this trip, Overpass Hill:

On the Heritage rail trail, we stopped to take a breather. Henry read me a touching story about another father and son:

It's amazing how his reading has progressed after one year of kindergarten. Thank you, Mrs. Knostman!

We arrived at Homestead Park and set up camp. Then it was off to the playground. They had the usual large playstructures:

But Henry's favorite part was a Y shaped tunnel:

After a game of checkers, we checked out what crafts they had for the kids to do:

and then we played cornhole and that bolo game:

Of course, no campout is complete without s'mores:

But we did some exercise reps to work them off:

 Then it was time to hit the sack:

Saturday morning, we were up by 6:15 and on the road about 20 minutes later. We stopped at Amlin to have a quick cheese sandwich for a breakfast appetizer:

We also stopped at #15 Dalmore Park to see what they had. Their most unusual feature was a small free library box:

But unfortunately, there were several books left out that were soaked by the overnight dew. Maybe this says something about the price you pay adding value to what you get, or maybe kids are just messy.

We made on more stop, this time for breakfast #2:

Home by 8:45! And we brought the Timbits home for the twins.

One down, 36 to go.

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