“Down on the Farm” rally offered fun, fellowship and adventure

There was a lot doin’ down in Gallia County from 15-18 September as members of the Cleveland Unit and two affiliates camped out at the Bob Evans Farm campground in Rio Grande, Ohio.  We were immersed in farm life on Friday with a visit to the Laurel Valley Creamery run by Cleleste and Nick Nolan reminded us that such a lifestyle makes for a long, long day…especially with 4 young children.  After a Bob Evans lunch we got a look at where it all started…a tour of the Farm itself with the Farm Manager showing us around from the back of a hay wagon.  On Saturday we sampled small river town life on the banks of the Ohio River in Gallipolis.  A walking tour of town led by the Visitors’ Bureau Director, Bob Hood, a 50s style lunch at a parkside cafe and a visit to the 1819 “Our House” tavern let us peak back at an earlier time in Ohio.  The weather cooperated and the facilities at the campground were excellent.  Now the PawPaw Festival….that’s another story.

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