Old Betsy Comes Home

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 212020
 

The historic town of Fremont, Ohio, located 35 miles southeast of Toledo, has many interesting things to see, from beautiful old homes and quaint shops to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, a complex of several buildings related to the life and presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th president of the United States. Built […]

Marblehead Lighthouse

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
May 092020
 

Standing regally on a point of land at the entrance to Ohio’s Sandusky Bay, Marblehead Lighthouse has guided ships and sailors safely along the rocky shoreline of Lake Erie for nearly 185 years. Noted for its beauty by artists and photographers, this grand old structure is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the Great Lakes, […]

Nov 082018
 

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan has many interesting attractions, among them the Museum Ship Valley Camp, a retired Great Lakes freighter that is now a museum to the history of the shipping industry on the lakes. Built in 1917, the 550 foot long ship was launched in Lorain, Ohio as the Louis W. Hill. In reporting […]

Feb 282014
 

Occasionally when I have nothing new to share with you, I will recycle an old story from a previous issue of the Gypsy Journal to give you an idea of some of the interesting things we have seen in our travels. Today the scene high atop a bluff overlooking the Maumee River in northwestern Ohio […]

Spruce Goose

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 282011
 

One of the great things about our job is the really neat things we get to do, all in the name of work. Yesterday, we had a real adventure. We left the Long Beach Thousand Trails and drove 120 miles to the excellent Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, in McMinnville, Oregon. The museum has an […]