Four States in Two Days

Leaving Chicago…. Heading East

We had planned to primitive camp somewhere in Ohio after leaving Chicago but, since the hotel in Chicago did not have a laundry service, we opted for a hotel in Batesville, Indiana with a guest laundry. This gave us new state #1, Indiana.

There wasn’t much in Batesville (and we were pretty busy doing laundry) but the next morning we drove 3 miles to Oldenburg, a picturesque little town with a decidedly German feel (all the signs were in English and German).

We tried…

We bagged our second state the next morning when we hit Cincinatti and stopped to stroll around down by the Ohio River.

The enemy!
Cute girl with Cincinnati in the background.
The Ohio River. Bigger than I imagined.
Two lost Texans.

And then back on the road, heading east, next stop: Ashland, Kentucky.  We were driving right by Ashland (or nearly by) and decided to stop and take a few pictures of Andrew Dansby’s boyhood home, which gave us our third new state.

In front of an iconic tourist shrine, Andrew Dansby’s boyhood home.

After Ashland it was a short drive to  our home for the next two nights, Beech Fork State Park near Huntington, W. Virginia and our fourth state!

Beech Fork State Park, W. Virginia. Our new home.



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