Greenville/New Paris, OH

April-September 2015

By: Kevin

Greenville, OH. Our first travel assignment.

It took a little while to really get moved in, everything arranged, and into a normal routine. We discovered a sharp learning curve exists when transitioning from a house to an RV. We learned that everything must serve multiple purposes and occupy minimal space since we downsized from 2,000 sq. ft. to less than 300 sq. ft. We learned that the hot water heater has bypass valves that must be turned to fill the tank after winterizing, and that the element will in fact melt and burn out if turned on with no water in the tank.

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I started living at Arrowhead Campground before it officially opened for the season, so I found the nights at the camp to be very quiet, and very DARK! There were no security lights around our site, so a flashlight became a necessity after sun-down.

Once other campers started to move in for the season we started developing friendships and the kids were quick to find play companions around the camp.

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We enjoyed the outdoor pool at the campground, and explored Richmond, IN which was actually closer to the campground than the city of Greenville, OH where I was working. We found a number of city parks around Richmond, IN including Richmond Falls. There was also a very nice bike trail that we rode multiple times over the course of our stay.

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Below is the view of the campground from our RV door. The second picture is the large wooden deck at our site complete with rope lighting that was left by the previous campers. I really enjoyed sitting out on the deck at night with the lights on. It was very peaceful.

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While in the area we visited the KitchenAid Experience which included the retail store as well as a small museum detailing the history of KitchenAid mixers. It was actually more interesting than one may expect. We also visited Dayton, OH and the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY.

In addition to exploring the area and working, I was working on my BSN which required a good deal of study time, which sometimes proved difficult in such tight quarters. I used two bedside stands as a makeshift desk. With my Crazy Creek camp chair, this setup seemed to work fairly well for me.

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Author: ReadyRovers

Travel Emergency Dept RN & Family

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