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Jun 13, 2020 - Touring with Brenda, Barb, Jan

Jan, Brenda, & Barb actually found a campsite for Friday night in the park! Jan brought her Class C and then parked it down by the lake in the morning and came with us to visit Madison. We had a good walk on a path on the north end of town, looked at a couple of stores, then went for lunch at a restaurant on the main street. Well, we waited for at least 15 minutes to sit at a table that was empty the whole time, then over an hour before we got our meals! That was a bummer! They had to drive back home after that so we didn’t have a chance to...

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Oct 23, 2017 - Moonlight Steamboat Ride!

Was I lucky to be visiting my sister when this steamboat came to town to offer rides for only $15! It was a moonlight ride and it was cloudy so there was no moonlight, but what an opportunity anyway! We were nice and warm in the ballroom where someone played music but no one danced until we were almost done! The first song he played was "Rollin' on the River"! Popcorn and beer was reasonably priced and we had fun! Allan was on this boat about 57 years ago when he was in the 8th grade! He had a blast too!

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Sep 12, 2017 - Clifty Falls State Park

After we left the MORryde plant in Elkhart on Friday morning, we headed south to our next destination. I should say we “bounced” south because the roads were horrible! We bounced and bobbled for miles and miles until I thought Mo would shake apart. Whew. We finally made it to Madison Indiana which is a cute little town on the Ohio River. Our spot for the next few days was Clifty Falls State Park. I heard about the park on Facebook when somebody asked people to name their favorite state parks. I wrote down all the answers in an Excel...

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2017 Life in our RV

Sep 25, 2016 - Chautauqua in Madison

Here, this is another word for a fancy craft fair. 2 streets are blocked off for the weekend. On one street are juried craftsfolk and on the other is local work, but still very good. On this beautiful day, we came down to wander the streets, eat lunch, listen to small performances, and just enjoy the day. I was quite impressed with some of the displays because they were unique and well done. While walking around, I began to really look at and admire the architecture of the houses. Madison is really a nice little city that has a rich history...

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Nov 15, 2012 - Days 3 & 4 of Road Trip - Clifty Falls State Park, Indiana

Yesterday we left Nashville and drove to Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, Indiana. We checked in, had lunch at the Inn, and went to check out Madison. It is a beautiful old river town where most of the homes are restored and kept in beautiful condition. We drove to Belle Terra, the casino at which the French Lick dealers play. We like French Lick better, tho! We toured the Lanier Mansion where James Lanier lived with his family. During the Civil War he lent the State of Indiana $1,000,000 and gave the Union $800,000 worth of gold....

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Jun 27, 2008 - Cliffty Falls

Picked up Tyler from Summer Camp and drove 45mins to Cliffty in Madison, In. Pretty open campgrounds. Rained a lot but really enjoyed it. Pool was awesome w/ huge slide and diving board (open to public for fee). Campsites were right on the grass. Good hiking and pretty scenery. Ate dinner in historic downtown that was really pretty. Also took a carriage ride there. Stayed 2 nights at campsite #61 We'd go again.

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Sep 20, 2007 - Madison, IN

(Elena Writing) Our very first overnight stay at a Cracker Barrel turned out to be a pleasant experience. It was a quiet parking lot and we got a good night's sleep. We drove south on I-65 to Columbus, IN then south on H-7 to Madison, IN. H-7 is marked as a scenic route on our AAA map and it was quite scenic through a hilly rural area with only a few small towns. When we arrived in Madison, we stopped at the Visitors Center to pick up literature. We then found a site at the City Campground which is right on the bank of the Ohio River. We...

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