If you've watched our channel for a while, you know we usually head south for the winter. This year, since we needed to be in Elkhart in November for our MORryde Independent Suspension Upgrade, we spent some time with family in Ohio, and friends in Tennessee!
Historic Clifton Mill Legendary Lights
We've been to Clifton Mill a couple of times in the past. You might remember it from our Ohio Family Visit video two years ago.
For the past 32 years, Clifton Mill has been putting on a spectacular light show with over 4 million lights! That's a TON of lights in a fairly small area, and it is amazing! About once every half hour, all of the lights go out and there's a light show on the covered bridge and surrounding area coordinated to Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas music!
They have a Santa Claus Museum with over 3500 Santas, also. Being that some of these Santas are very very old, they range from cute to creepy. 🎅🏼. The display is very interesting!
Of particular interest is the Miniature Village. You can tell the care taken in attention to detail in each of the village areas, including a drive in theater and Ohio State versus Michigan game!
Due to Covid, they are limiting how many people they let in at a given time to 25% of regular capacity, which actually made the non-crowd quite pleasant.
Harrison Bay State Park
After leaving Ohio, we made our way farther south to meet up with some friends we hadn't seen in a long time!: Phil and Stacy (You, Me & the RV).
We arrived on the same day at Harrison Bay State Park, which was very sparsely populated. Understandable, considering the temperatures were dipping to almost freezing!
We got out for a couple of short walks and a hike here and there, but the main attraction (besides just hanging out with good friends by the campfire), was our visit to Rock City!
Rock City Enchanted Garden of Lights
If you've ever been in a car on the highway anywhere near this area, you've likely seen a “See Rock City” sign painted on a barn. We've both seen these signs since we were kids. Well, we finally made it!
Rock City has a 26 year tradition of decking out the whole area with lights and amazing displays during the holidays. Being only 40 minutes from our campground, we knew this was something we had to see!
Of course, just like everything else in 2020, COVID has dictated a limit on the number of concurrent attendees. Tickets and time slots can only be purchased in advance online. But the layout really lends itself to a very safe environment. The entire display is a one way path, ensuring everyone gets to see all of it, and all of it is amazing!
- Clifton Mill Christmas Lights: cliftonmill.com/christmas/
- Rock City Enchanted Garden of Lights: www.seerockcity.com/events/enchanted-garden-of-lights/
- You, Me & the RV (Youtube): www.youtube.com/channel/UCC3X81KrKId1Yvvl0Bs_VoA
- You, Me & the RV (Blog): todayissomeday.net/index.html
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