While we were in Adrian, we stayed at the Lenawee County Fairgrounds (the county name is pronounced lon’-a-way). I wouldn’t normally consider the Fairgrounds as a place to stay when RVing, but most Fairgrounds have spots for RVs at a relatively inexpensive price. Fairgrounds aren’t the most scenic places to stay, but it has been a good place for us while we have been in Adrian. The Lenawee County Fairgrounds is only a mile from our work site, on the east side of Adrian, and has electric and water hook-ups with a shower house close by.
All the Care-a-Vanners have been staying together, so all four of the RVs are side by side at the Lenawee County Fairgrounds. It is easy to see when everyone is leaving for the work site! We can also see who is going out to dinner or to the laundromat. Not that we are nosy – just easy to keep tabs when we are so close together. We have the 4-H barns in front of us and a water tower behind us, so we have felt at home.
For the most part, the fairgrounds have been very quiet. Over the weekend there was a horse riding competition of some sort, so there were lots of people here then, but they were at the other end of the fairgrounds. One night Siena Heights University had a pep rally from 9 until 11, and we could hear the band playing and the students cheering. We could also hear the trains going by at night – the main line is very close by. But the pep rally and the trains are something that Tom and I enjoy hearing. We even considered going to the pep rally and yelling with the students.
The Lenawee County Fairgrounds also provided an information packet for us which was very helpful in finding stores and restaurants. Tom and I have walked around the fairgrounds several evenings and enjoyed the quiet and lack of traffic. If you are looking for an inexpensive place to stay and don’t need lots of amenities, consider the county fairground where you are going.