$20: Blue Heron Service Plaza, Ohio Turnpike
And we’re off. Up at 5am. Packed and ready to go by 7:30.
And the first mishap happened before I even left the driveway. I couldn’t find the 2nd set of trailer keys (last used for our Canada trip). So, after a call to the friendly folks at Colonial Airstream, five key blanks will be sent ahead to a UPS Store in Fargo, ND. Since the drone will be sent there, too, it only made sense.
The Ohio Turnpike not only the “world’s most modern superhighway” – it’s also a $20 campground for the weary (like me). And after nine hours of driving, it looks pretty good.
It’s behind the service plaza, and if you park just right, there’s actually a nice view of the field.
Seems safe, and there’s a 20/30/50 amp electric hook-up. I’ll be sleeping in air-conditioned comfort..
The downside of this straight shot across the corn-fed east is the tolls. Especially for a two-axle trailer. Last time, it was $26 for the PA Turnpike, and $42 for Ohio.
Day one: 500 miles in the rear view mirror. The Arctic Circle is only 4,000 more miles.