Ohio – Nov 2017

She thinks my tractor’s sexy. Those were the lyrics I was thinking about as I started to write this post. What can I tell you.

So I said this post was about Ohio. I lied a little bit. This trip started in Romeo, Michigan, where I went to the manufacturing location for the Hensley Hitch – our hitch system that connects the truck to our trailer – it eliminates sway for those of you uninitiated in the fine art of towing. Since I have had it for about 12 years, I just thought it made sense to bring it in and make sure everything was as it should be.

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Excellent visit! The folks at Hensley could not have been nicer! They put out an electric cord the night before my arrival so I could plug in and park overnight in their driveway. Thank you!

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The next morning after heading off to breakfast, I returned to find they had adjusted, replaced and basically tuned up my hitch. Great job Hensley! These guys rock.

From Romeo I headed (via Old Nation Brewing in Williamston, MI – oh yeah!) to Jackson Center, OH for some repairs on our Airstream. While there, I had time to explore around the countryside. What a beautiful area – places like New Bremen, Wapakoneta, Sydney, Kettlersville, Botkins… There is a seeming simplicity to farm living, although I am sure it is a very challenging and demanding life.

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And the towns are just cool.

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I was amazed to see that some farmers harvest their crops at night as well as during the day. So I guess that old expression about making hay while the sun shines may be a bit suspect.

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And here are a few shots from my week at Airstream, in Jackson Center, OH. There have been, and still are, many different versions of Airstreams, and it is fun to walk around and see so many different models and years

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Bolus

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Airstream Basecamp

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Sunset over Jackson Center

For those of you who own Airstreams, the service center here is a great place to have work done on your Airstream.

But as much fun as I had, glad tooling around Ohio farm country and the Airstream factory, it is great to be home for Thanksgiving!

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