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Jun 30, 2016 - Back Home Again in Indiana.....

Back Home Again in Indiana..... One of the great joys in our travels and our lifestyle on the road is the ability to spend time with family. Our annual stop in Indiana gives us a chance to do just that. We arrived at what has become our “Indiana Home”, Lake Haven Retreat. Lake Haven is a tidy, well-maintained park run by a family, Luis and Sarah, who always manage to accommodate our sometimes unexpected requests. Their family has grown, and it seems each summer when we arrive, there is a new sweet baby in their family. Luis does much...

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Jun 22, 2016 - Columbus, Indiana

In the morning there are thunderstorms. We are expecting this. Around 9:30 there is a break. We head into town for breakfast. It is still raining. After breakfast, we go to the visitor center. I guess the best way to see the city is to walk it. We are not walking in the rain. We probably would not walk it in clear weather. We drive around the city in the RV. I get some pictures but it is raining most of the time. I admit that I did not plan a route ahead of time. There are a lot of one-ways and little parking. We do the best we can and...

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Jun 21, 2016 - Columbus, Indiana

We head into town to get an oil change. What we think is a Valvoline has changed hands. We will wait. We head east. We continue to check the corn fields. Also, we make sure that the windmills are turning. We cross into Indiana and are back on Eastern Standard Time. We lose an hour. We stop in Crawfordsville. It is decision time. The scenic route to Columbus, Indiana is three hours. The interstate is less than two. We get on the interstate. We have not changed our minds about interstates. We see only the road and the back of trucks....

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Apr 22, 2016 - Columbus, Indiana

First thing in the morning we hook up the trailer. We are leaving town. Maybe. John tries to turn on his new computer and gets nothing. I get out the GPS. We might as well go out to breakfast. After breakfast, we find a Walmart. By now the local Best Buy is open. We get good news. The computer is broke. That really is good news. It is frustrating to take something back and find out that it is again working. Best Buy does an exchange and answers some of our questions. (Like how easy it is to turn the touchpad off!) It is now twelve o’clock....

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Apr 21, 2016 - Columbus, Indiana

Unexpected and Unforgettable. This is Columbus, IN. I am not sure where I first heard about Columbus but the city does not disappoint. Today, we take an Architectural Tour. It is raining. There is some outside time with umbrellas but most of the tour is a bus tour. It is a good choice on a rainy day. Briefly, Cummins Diesel has a plant here. Many years ago, they offered to pay the architect’s fees for a new city building. This started a partnership with the city. Most of the buildings in Columbus have been designed by famous architects....

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Apr 20, 2016 - Columbus, Indiana

Our plan for today was to head to Rockville, Indiana. We would get the motorcycle out tomorrow and see covered bridges. It is going to rain tomorrow. It is time for Plan B We head due south to Columbus, Indiana. The GPS wants us on the interstate but we do not turn! It is a great ride. We pass through farm land. The traffic is light. We know that we have only a two hour trip. Near Columbus, we find a detour. This has happened before. We follow the signs, and follow the signs, and follow the signs! You have got to be kidding! Forty five...

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May 9, 2014 - Cummins Engine Tour

Today we will be leaving the rolling rally. At 9am Tom took a tour of the Cummins Engine Factory. Since camera's are not allow on the tour Debbie took a photo of the entrance sign. So that's all the photos you get for this tour. Debbie decided not to go on the tour but to update the travel blog. After Tom gets back we will hit the road and arrive in Goshen, IN to join up with other staff folks who are arriving early to get ready for the Escapade. Beginning 39,267.5 Ending 39,489.4

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May 7, 2014 - Stop 2 on the rolling rally--Ceraland

Today we transitioned to our next stop on the rolling rally, to a campground located within the Recreation Area for employees of the Cummins Engine Factory. It was a great campground the only problem we had was getting the RV leveled. We never did accomplish getting it level but we were only there for 2 nights so it was no big deal. Mileage: 39,155.8 - 39,267.5

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Sep 3, 2013 - Columbus Indiana

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 We spent today looking at the architecture of Columbus, Indiana. We’ve wanted to come here ever since we visited briefly in 1988 when we were on our way home from a trip to see Betsy when she worked for Carus Publishing - Cricket Magazine. We began with a film about the town and its architecture at the visitors’ center and then took a 2-hour bus tour. Most of the buildings are very modern. The vision was E. Irwin Miller’s and began with church built in 1942 for the First Christian Church - a Disciples of Christ...

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Aug 27, 2013 - Columbus, Indiana - Athens of the Plains

Somewhere along the way I had heard about the Indiana town of Columbus. It is known for having world class architecture. We left Holland, Michigan at 8:00 a.m. yesterday morning and were going to drive farther south than Columbus but because we were going right by the city, we decided to make a visit. We found a campground, got set up by early afternoon and headed over to see the famous buildings. After picking up a map for touring at the visitor's center and watching a video about the city (pop. 45,000), we went out for about 2 hours to...

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RV Trip North 2013

Aug 1, 2012 - Day Two and counting

They were off and riding early this morning. Well - not as early as planned. One party lingered too long at home, and the start time was 45 minutes delayed. I won't mention any names, but it wasn't the Butler boys! The first official (and only) stop of the day was in Loretto, Kentucky. If you are good friends with Franklin, you already know where this portion if the story is headed. That's right - the Makers Mark Distillery! They did the" tourist thing," and they took the tour (I really think Franklin just wanted the samples!). He now owns...

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Sturgis 2012

Jun 24, 2012 - COLUMBUS, IN

The middle of June we went to a rally with our RVing group in Columbus, IN. Columbus is a very interesting city. Known for its beautiful modernist architecture. Several very famous architects have buildings in Columbus, including the architect that designed the St. Louis arch. Also Columbus has the Cummins diesel engine factory. Needless to say Jim was very excited about taking the factory tour. We have a Cummins engine in our RV. It was a wonderful tour. Also to the west of Columbus was Nashville, IN. It’s a fun little town with lots of...

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