Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

First cabin on our right as we enter the village from the...

The grist mill...

Each is labeled with a brief history...

It smells so good in here!

My honey is playing 'air bluegrass'!! LOL

Nice fall decorations...

Strolling along! Lare's never in a hurry, lol!

There's a nice covered bridge on site...

The floor rolls a bit!

A bit of color here...

A peek inside...Note the doll & her bed too!

There is a small fire started in this cabin. One of tomorrow's...

Chatting with one of the re-enactor's as he sets up...

Aren't pumpkins cheerful for some reason?

These folks drove 4 hours to volunteer...

A peek inside their accomodations for the evening...

I'd love to stay inside one of the cabins myself!

The fire is catching hold now...They'll need it later for sure!

Did I mention there was a tipi here also? Wouldn't want to...

New & 'old' technology all in one!!! LOL

Heading back to the truck now. Enjoyed our visit :)

One last shot at the village...

View of the Pioneer Village & the covered bridge as we make...


As I mentioned in my last post, Oct 5-6th was the 41st annual Pioneer Days at Fowler Park. This event invites the public to step back in time and enjoy a simpler way of life. Pioneer Village features several log cabins, a log barn, a smokehouse, a blacksmith shop, a covered bridge, and a gristmill. The plan was for approximately 150 Pioneer Village Folk and volunteers to recreate the 1840's by demonstrating the same routine tasks and activities of our ancestors, using the same methods and tools.

Unfortunately, it rained all night and I do mean all night. We woke to a light drizzle on Saturday morning but everything was very wet! We'd visited the Pioneer Village late yesterday afternoon and there weren't many folks on site, which made it nice for taking a few pics without the expected weekend crowds. A few of the volunteers and re-enactor's were there getting set up and we enjoyed chatting with them. We'd planned to come back for a couple of hours in the morning for the day's festivities but due to the weather changed our minds.

We decided to check out a day early and head on into Bloomfield, Indiana to visit family and attend their Apple Festival which was also being held over the weekend. The skies were brightening a bit as we broke camp so it is possible that the rain let up, at least for part of the day. I sure hope so. Folks go to a lot of work to make this a special weekend for visitor's. Praying for good weather as we make our way south, then east.

On a side note, the sites in Fowler Park were quite close. They were level and long enough, but the trees made it very difficult for longer rigs to get in. Without the help of a couple of neighbors I'm not sure we would have made it! It is also heavily wooded so Direct TV was not an option. Our Verizon phones & Internet both worked very well. I think I've mentioned that we've put our Hughes Net on hold for a bit while we see how our WiFi with Verizon works out. So far, so good. It's been fast & reliable for a month now. We've not yet purchased a booster or trucker's antennae, not sure when or if we'll need one. Other's say we will at some point. Guess we'll cross that bridge when we come to it!



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