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Apr 20, 2015 - Really Quick Stop

Fort Wayne, IN didn’t provide us with a lot of excitement. But we did stop on the way and have lunch with good friends from Rio Bend who live near Valparaiso. We met Glenda & Marvin last year when they came to Rio Bend to stay for a few days and ended up staying to workcamp for the the season. They were b ack again this year and it was great to see them. I know we will stay in touch. The weather was not good for the remainder of our drive; it was really the first rain we had encountered since we left. If I had my choice I would rather...

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Aug 31, 2014 - Understanding

Over the years, friends of ours have made trips to the great lakes area to do the bike trails. We would listen to their stories and shake our heads in understanding. Today we drove out to New Haven, a few miles outside of Fort Wayne, to take on a long distant ride along a river back into Fort Wayne. These trails are re-cycled train track lines. It’s pretty much flat with a hard surface. You are in and out of neighborhoods, next to golf courses, lots of corn fields and farms. It was just awesome. Now we can tell our story and watch others...

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Bummin' around 2014

Aug 30, 2014 - Fort Wayne

If I was to ask ‘what is Fort Wayne known for’, I would probably get many answers. But for me, I think it is down to two answers; biking and Johnny Appleseed. We learned quickly that if you want to get around, bike to it. It’s kinda like being in Europe where biking is very common. So we decided to give it a try and go exploring with our bikes. We started at the trail head right at our campground this morning at 7am. The trail took us into downtown where we found a fort, beautiful parks, the St. Joseph River, and many old granite built tall...

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Bummin' around 2014

Jun 27, 2013 - Day 11 the Final Leg

After a filling breakfast, the trunk packed tightly with all our valuables, we headed out for the final leg of our trip. On the north side of Bowling Green we stopped at the Corvette Museum - this was PaPaw's request:) Walking up to the museum we cautiously wandered among a throng of Corvettes and their owners, some had traveled as far as Colorado and New York, to enjoy the company of fellow enthusiasts. When at last we entered into the museum it was a feast for the eyes - all years, colors, and styles of Corvettes were on display - many...

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Jun 17, 2013 - Day 1 - we head south

Rolling hills, limestone cliffs, and the slow southern drawl accompany us on our trip southward. Leaving Indiana we cross the mighty Ohio River and the Mason-Dixson line at the same time. Listening to To Kill a Mockingbird we transport ourselves to another time and place. Scout captured our imaginations, Jem instilled a sense of honor within us, Bo Radley aroused our curiousity, and Atticus offered a peaceful solution to the ways of others. The further south we traveled the redder the soil began to be. Reddish orange glow from the ground...

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Nov 17, 2012 - Hamfest for Guys/Shopping for the Ladies

This morning the guys headed out to attend the hamfest, while the ladies did some shopping. The hamfest was also the next day, but Tom said it was a waste. No one came. We went back to Keith for the night after the 2nd day of the hamfest.

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Nov 16, 2012 - Fort Wayne Hamfest in Indiana

Today after enjoying a nice lunch (Lou and Sandi met up with us) Keith and Marian and Tom and I heading onto Fort Wayne, IN where the fellows will be attending a Hamfest. For those of you who do not know what a Hamfest is it is like a huge yard sale only for ham radio and other electronics.

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Sep 24, 2012 - Fort Wayne, IN, Johnny Appleseed Park

On our way out of town this morning we stopped for brew supplies for Rick then drove on to Fort Wayne, Indiana. We are staying in a city park, the Johnny Appleseed Park. We saw his grave in the park and a plaque talking about his life. Fort Wayne has several bike paths with one running by the park. We rode into downtown, explored the Headwaters Park, watched skateboarders at another park and stopped at the local brewery.

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Summer 2012

Oct 6, 2011 - Forest River Factory Tour

We got out of the campground at 12:00 noon and drove to the near-by Forest River Motorcoach Plant to take a tour of how our Forest River Georgetown motorcoach was put together. Steve, a sales manager/representative showed us around and mentioned he knew Jerry Bridges, the owner of Lloyd Bridges Traveland in Chelsea, MI where we had purchased our motorcoach. As both Steve and Jerry had previously worked for a motorcoach line called Georgie Boy, we considered naming our motorcoach "Georgie" to go with Sara, our voice GPS system... We drove to...

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Wandering Woodruffs

Jul 13, 2010 - Days 1 & 2

Monday afternoon we had just about enough of traveling so we pulled into Wapsipinicon State Park in Iowa. The scenery along the way was amazing. Gently rolling hills covered with acres of green corn fields as far as the eye can see. As in Indiana, sporadic mud holes told the tale of heavy rains but unlike Indiana the corm fields are endless. Makes local fields seem like gardens in comparison. As we set up camp the rain began and continued through the evening. It turned out to be a good time to relax and recharge ready for the next day. In...

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Jun 8, 2009 - Fort Wayne, Indiana

6/8 – 6/9 It took us two days to travel the 174 miles to Fort Wayne, Indiana. The first day we traveled to Decatur, Indiana on I-75 and US33. We parked overnight at the local Wal-Mart and then continued the remaining 38 miles to the Wal-Mart in Fort Wayne. In Fort Wayne we split up. Joan visited the Allen County Library where she spent the day researching Ken’s family genealogy. Ken headed up to Auburn to check out the Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Museum. The museum is located in the old Auburn factory showroom and headquarter’s building. In...

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Oct 17, 2008 - Fort Wayne, IN

What an exciting day! We picked Uncle Roy up in the morning and headed east. We then took a quick side trip to Notre Dame University where Uncle Roy, Grandpa Tom and others have attended. We found a parking spot to accommodate our truck and trailer, had lunch and got Uncle Roy set up in the trailer while the four of us took a quick two-hour tour of campus. It was a beautiful, sunny fall day and it felt great to get out and walk around for a while. We saw the library with the mosaic of "Touchdown Jesus." We then went into the "Golden Dome"...

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