Move To Wilmington

 Posted by at 2:13 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 222014

Yesterday we had a short, easy move to the Wilmington (Ohio) Thousand Trails preserve. It was only 78 miles from our site at the Indian Lakes Thousand Trails to our site at the new campground, and even with a couple of narrow construction zones going around the top side of the Cincinnati metro area, it was a quick trip. We left at 11 a.m. and were standing in front of the registration desk at Wilmington by 12:30.

This is a nice park and everybody we’ve met on the staff has been super friendly. Rose Mary, who checked us in, went out of her way to be accommodating, and manager Amy Henke also made us feel welcome. Soon after we got parked, Sandy, one of the rangers, pulled up in a golf cart to say hello. Her husband Mike was with her, as well as their dog, so I even got a puppy fix!

When we checked in, Rose Mary said there were not a lot of full hookup sites available, but both Greg and Jan and Terry and I managed to find back in, full hookup 30 amp sites. And we have a great line of sight to the sky for our rooftop TV dish.

Winnie at Wilmington 2


The RV sites are close together, as with most Thousand Trails campgrounds, but that’s to be expected.

Motorhomes at Wilmington 2


We booked two weeks here but when we arrived we learned that the road in front of the campground is going to be closed starting August 4th for five days, which is the day we’re supposed to leave. I guess there will be a detour, but we may depart a day early due to that. Our next stop will be the Hershey, Pennsylvania Thousand Trails, which is about 460 miles from here, so if we leave a day early we can stop somewhere along the way to break up the trip.

What I was glad to see is that there doesn’t seem to be any pipeline workers staying here. I’ve shared before how some of the pipeline workers at Indian Lakes have been an ongoing problem, especially one guy who kept parking his truck and ATV on a pull through full hookup 50 amp site he had blocked off for his personal use. I posted about the situation on the Thousand Trails Facebook page and they did respond and made him remove them from the member site. But as soon as the ranger left he was back again. Meanwhile, paying members were passing the site looking for someplace to park.

On Sunday blog reader Sandy Dealy left a comment suggesting that I go to and leave feedback. I did that Sunday night and at 8:30 Monday morning the park manager was on the phone apologizing and telling me she had moved him to the KOA section and acknowledging that he has been an ongoing problem she is aware of. So apparently somebody does listen at

Today is going to be a stay at home day for us. I want to get my new book done by the end of the month and I’m getting close. Terry has been planning a new project on her loom and may get started on that. And there is a rumor that if I am very good, there may be one of her special pizzas in my future!

Thought For The Day – The man who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the man who is busy doing it.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  2 Responses to “Move To Wilmington”

  1. Well, if it depends on you being good to get one of Terry’s pizzas, maybe you better look up the number for Domino’s now.

  2. You know you are always welcome here!!!

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