We left Canton, OH on Sunday (thanks Weavers for the hospitality) and drove to Erie, PA, which is John’s hometown. We wanted to visit with Patty and Bob Miano, John’s sister and her husband, and two of their grown children and their families. We had a great visit with the Miano Clan but forgot to take any pictures!
We also took advantage of our visit to see the Kovacs. Tom and Rivon both went to high school with John (yes, all three graduated!) and we have remained friends with them over the years. But, for some reason, we have not met up with them for at least ten years (our fault, not theirs). Years ago they bought a summer house right on the beach of Lake Erie and have spent a great deal of time and effort to make it a model of beach living.
When you sit on one of the deck areas and look out at the lake you feel like Jimmy Buffett should be singing on the dock.
Since we didn’t have a phone number, we drove down to the beach house hoping someone would be there. Sure enough, Rivon was on their pier enjoying the sun. After a bit Tom arrived and we had a great visit, catching up on family events of the past decade.
The day after meeting up with Tom and Rivon, we took a drive of about 25 miles to a bar/restaurant just across the state line in New York to meet up with fellow full-time RVers Steve and Mona Liza. We follow their blog, The Lowe’s RV Adventures, and they follow ours. When they realized that we were not far from their current location along Lake Erie in New York, they found a place half way between us and we scheduled a lunch time meeting.
The sign outside Plummers State Line Tavern had a slogan that was perfect for our meeting, as we had never met before this.
After a tasty lunch and a few hours of great conversation, we parted company. But after comparing travel plans we will have the opportunity to met up again once or twice this fall and winter as both of us head south into Florida. We really enjoyed meeting Steve and Mona Liza and look forward to seeing them again soon.
Tonight (Wednesday) Tom and Rivon are coming over to see our motorhome and have dinner. Then tomorrow morning we will head out early, as we have a long drive to our next destination. We’re headed for Clayton, NY, in the Thousand Islands, to visit Pam’s mother and enjoy a visit to the beautiful St. Lawrence River for a few weeks.
More on that later . . .