I awoke in the Walmart parking lot, grabbed a coffee and hit the road, a bit fearful that something else would go wrong… I called ahead to a campground I had researched the night before – Hidden Valley in Ravenna, OH (about 25 miles northeast of Akron). There was a vacancy and I made the 300+ miles in good time and without mishap!
Unfortunately, Hidden Valley doesn’t have a website, but it appeared on my AllStay app for iphone. It’s a gorgeous RV park and campground – Even better, it’s only $25 dollars a night and that includes full use of the facilities, electrical and water hook-up.
The community largely consists of retirees – It’s very peaceful here (unlike the Walmart parking lot, which was noisy 24 hours with trucks, but free :)). Bingo night might get a little rowdy – looks like I’ll miss it.
I took a much needed shower and headed into Akron for dinner and drinks with some new friends. I have a few really good friends born and raised in Ohio, and now I’ve seen for myself – Ohio is full of really cool people. I ate some yummy Mediterranean food at Aladdin’s Eatery, and then I met up with the gals at a little gay bar on West Market – Square Bar. Really cute with an outdoor patio in back. Boston needs more of these.
Thanks for showing me a good time, ladies!
Off to Chicago!