Saturday, October 29, 2016

September 18-19, 2016 Toledo Ohio, Fleitz Pumpkin Farm, Maumee Bay State Park, Oregon, OH and Jamestown, New York

September 18-19, 2016 Toledo Ohio, Visiting Fleitz Pumpkin Farm and Maumee Bay State Park in Oregon, OH and stopping in Jamestown, New York.

Leaving Chicago we continued heading east along Interstate 90. We know we are coming to the end of the trip and we are more in a lets burn to get it done mode than wandering. The weather is nice and we make great time. For the night we stop in Toledo.

On Monday we head east with a couple of stops. That has been our habit. We drive and if we see something interesting from the road we stop and visit. It has been a great way to discover new and fun places. Close to our hotel we found the Fleitz Pumpkin Farm in Oregon, Ohio. This is a family fun farm with corn mazes, pumpkins, rides, goats and lots of apple cider. It was fun just seeing all the different kinds of gourds and pumpkins they have. If you are in the northern Ohio along Lake Erie region check it out. Pretty close to the farm and also in oregon along the shore of Lake Erie is the Maumee Bay State Park. This is just a nice 1,300 acre state park with a two mile interpretative board walk through the forest and marshes along the shore. It was a nice break from the road.

Getting back on the road we headed east, cutting through the top of Pennsylvania and into New York. We have hit the east coast. We stopped in Jamestown, New York for the night.

Pumpkins along the road at Fleitz Pumpkin Farm.

I liked how they organized pumpkins and gourds around the grounds.

Standing by the pumpkin measuring stick.
Walking along the board walk in Maumee Bay State Park, OH.

Bruce and Louise at Maumee Bay State Park, Oregon, OH.
Getting gas at Love's truck stop. We stopped at a lot of truck stops along our journey.

We are back in New York, getting close to the east coast.