Made it to Akron, OH, on August 30, without incident during leg 8. Just 3 doggy stops and a stop for fuel, both for the RV and for the humans. This leg was as boring as leg 2 heading to Nebraska. There is not much to write about The Ohio Turnpike except for the seemingly endless series of construction zones in both directions for much of its length.
Near Akron, we stayed at a KOA near Streetsboro, OH, which is nicer than the place we stayed over two weeks ago during the journey west. However, the dog park had a flaw in the fence which allowed Toby Two to escape to chase a rabbit. We were able to retrieve him in short order, however. Tobey Two was covered in burrs though; many of them were able to be brushed out, but a few remain. We had dinner in our RV, along with a friend who resides in Akron.
The 9th and final leg began the next day. We needed 3 doggy stops again. We arrived home, safe and sound, at 3:15 PM EDT on August 31.
- 10 states
- 17 days
- 75 counties
- 3045 miles
- 380 gallons of gasoline
- 13 campgrounds
- 2 National Monuments
- 1 amazing total solar eclipse
- Check ahead near large cities for local events such as fairs, sporting events, construction zones and conventions.
- Bring waterproof shoes
- Have a backup backup camera
- Bring a tripod
- Remove GPS from mount after each drive