Category Archives: Iowa/Indiana/Ohio

Day 56, Cincinnati, Ohio, The Schofields, May 29th

 259 RV miles today, 9,452 total

We left Illinois through Indiana for Cincinnati to stay with Beth’s brother, John’s family. Our neice, Jillian just got her Masters so we took their family out for dinner to clelebrate. We then went by Jungle Jim’s International Market. It resembles a theme park due to the unusual displays throughout the store. The main store is visited by approximately 82,000 shoppers each week! It has over 180,000 items, about 60,000 which are international items, and over 300,000 square feet (6½ acres) of floorspace. Reminded me of Wall’s Drugs in South Dakota, only bigger. From Cincinnati, m, b & t

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust

History of Cincinnati: In 1790, Arthur St. Clair, the governor of the Northwest Territory, changed the name of the settlement to “Cincinnati” in honor of the Society of the Cincinnati, of which he was president. The society gets its name from Cincinnatus, the Roman general and dictator, who saved the city of Rome from destruction and then quietly retired to his farm. Founded in 1783 with George Washington as it’s 1st President, it was comprised of the officers of the American Revolution. The society honored the ideal of return to civilian life by military officers following the Revolution rather than imposing military rule. My great…grandfather, Cornet Larkin Dorsey, qualified me as a member of the Society of the Cincinnati. Hereditary membership is generally passed to the eldest son according to the rule of primogeniture. Only one male descendant may represent an eligible officer at any time.

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Day 55, South Dakota to Illinois, 583 Miles, May 28th

 583 RV miles today, 9,193 total

We left North Sioux City, South Dakota into Sioux City, Iowa then South Sioux City, Nebraska in this  Tri-State city. Kind of reminded me of our visit to Four Corners in the Southwest where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah join together. A marathon drive today with the blustery mid-west central winds gusting up against Thumper as he barreled down the sometimes potholed highway. After dinner at The Ribeye (reminded us of Chris’ Steakhouse back home, Greg…& check out that tomato presentation), headed back to our home away from home, the D & W Lake Camping & RV Park in Champaign, Illinois. Heading to Cincinnati tomorrow to visit Beth’s brother John’s family. From midwest “Silicon Priarie,” m, b & t

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road…celebrate the journey.”–Fitzhugh Mullen

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” –Susan Sontag