Our trip from Crawfordsville to Rockville, IN was supposed to be 34 miles but I managed to miss a turn and it wound up being 40 miles through the back roads of Indiana to get here. The extra six miles were not so bad but the speed was reduced to about 30 mph most of the time on the back roads.
We are staying at the Covered Bridge Campground just a couple of blocks from downtown Rockville. It is mostly empty right now and we have a nice sized site but it would be much more crowded during the Covered Bridge Festival next month and our site would be much tighter with the side by side hookups that would be in vogue then. We have a 30 amp full hookup site with easy satellite sighting and good Verizon though the data speed is not even 3G but 1X.
Thursday, we headed out to look at the bridges. We managed to complete three of the five loops and see 16 of the bridges. It took us a while to get the hang of finding the bridges using the provided maps. I will include a picture of all of the bridges though you may not want to see them all since they are very similar.
Friday, we finished up the covered bridge loops and also saw five more that are not on a loop. So, we finally saw 30 of the 31 covered bridges supposedly in Parke County, IN but never did find the 31st which was "supposed" to be where we saw two other ones??
We are very glad we came here when we did as they have the covered bridge festival starting the second Friday in October and normally have in excess of 200,000 visitors!!! We wouldn't want to be within 50 miles of this place then. Our touring of the bridges was much more relaxed even though we didn't get to spend hours perusing the different vendors set up at each town in the county!
We head for a long trip (for us) tomorrow - about 235 miles down to Eddyville, KY where we expect to spend a week.