Alan & Teri's Travels travel blog

Drove from Carlyle Illinois to Greenfield Indiana.

Camped at the Heartland Resort in Greenfield. We bypassed another campground because we wanted to be away from I-70. Unfortunately, we still had the interstate noise to contend with here. This campground is huge - over 200 sites. It has a 9-hole par 3 golf course and a lot of other amenities. It needs some TLC however, the concrete topped roads are pretty rutted and the buildings could use some painting.

Did the laundry and just chilled out.

Watched a bunch of marines set up some tables and food. It got Curiouser and Curiouser. Then we watched a bunch of young kids in marine camouflage exit family vehicles and set up camouflage tents. It reminded us of the “Hitler Youth” of the 1930's. Eerie.

Our daughter explained that the U.S. Military has started ROTC programs at the high school level. In the high school her son attends, parents actually have to “opt out” if they don’t want their children to be approached by military recruiters. Our understanding is that this practice was sanctioned under the Patriot Act. Kill our kids why don’t you, you Washington, DC a__holes!

Personally, we thought this practice disgusting. Sign ‘em up before they can figure out what it all means. Sure don’t think we’d encourage our kids or grandkids to join that early. The Washington DC powers that be can at least wait until the “children” graduate from high school. PATHETIC.

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