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Aug 30, 2016 - Covered Bridges Of Indiana

We arrived in Rockville, IN early today since we left home the day before we planned. Decided to take a tour of some of the 31 covered bridges in Parke County, IN. Even though we live next to a covered bridge it was interesting to see the different structures. I was surprised to see how many of the county roads here are still gravel. I always thought the roads in PA were bad but many we traveled today need attention. The nice thing about the back roads was to see the beautiful fields of corn and soy beans that are starting to ready for...

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Trip West 2016

Sep 20, 2014 - Rockville, IN - Covered Bridge Campground

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...

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Sep 26, 2013 - Lloyd! There are A Lot Of BEAUtiful Bridges Here!

9/26/2013. Thursday. Lloyd! There Are A Lot Of BEAUtiful Bridges Here!! Alright people, you'll have to work a little to get the title of this saga. Today was the Navigator's Nirvana: taking hundreds of photos of covered bridges while good Ol' Mr Bill looked on feigning interest in all things wooden spanning gaps in the landscape. The Nav had procured a guide map to the covered bridge trail in Western Indiana; the trails were indicated by the following colors: blue, red, yellow, black and brown. Each trail was marked by an appropriate...

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Oct 11, 2011 - The Covered Bridge Capital of the U.S.

When we entered Indiana, we did the usual stop at the first Visitor’s Information Center to pick up literature about things to see and do in an area that were of interest to us to pursue seeing! When I read that Indiana has more covered bridges than any other state in the country I readily admit I was stunned because I thought Vermont, or one of the other New England states would easily hold this record. Not true! In fact, Parke County is the Covered Bridge Capital having more than any other county in the U.S.A. Of Indiana’s remaining...

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Oct 10, 2011 - My Kind of Columbus Day!

Today we drove to Parke County, IN and visited 14 covered bridges! From the Parke County, IN website, we learned that, with a total of 31 covered bridges, Parke County is known as the "Covered Bridge Capital of the World" as well as the following: In the 1800's covered bridges were practical due to the abundance of virgin timber and were covered to protect the floorboards. Another reason the bridges were covered is the fact that the horsed did not like to cross the open bridges where they could see and hear the rushing water. The bridges...

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Wandering Woodruffs

Aug 21, 2011 - Penny Machine Business

We moved the machine pick up a day to Sunday and we are glad it worked out. The place we had to park for loading the machines was in a down town area, and it being Sunday we had no parking problems. After some huffing and puffing, we got the 4 machines loaded, along with the bikes and started East toward Indianapolis about 4 PM. We are not sure if that was Central or Eastern time zone. I think we lost an hour and moved around Indianapolis and stayed at Jelly Stone Park in Knightsville, Indiana.

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May 27, 2010 - Getting ready for the trip.

I have the SUV ready now to leave on the trip to California. I had the oil changed and all of the systems checked at a Ford dealership. I am going to take the laptop and the big camera with me to record everything. I'm really excited to make this trip and hope I can get plenty of great shots!

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Oct 29, 2008 - Covered Bridges & A New Tire

Writing from Terre Haute KOA, IN Yesterday was a cold, gloomy drive from Pittsburgh to Terre Haute. Let me tell you the “good & bad” of driving in Indiana, I-70 is the roughest interstate we’ve been on all month! But the good news gas and diesel are the cheapest we’ve seen all month! We settled in and took a walk around the park. This is a very nice park, close to I-70, so there’s some interstate noise. They have 3 miniature donkeys, they are so cute. Met a couple from Canada headed for Mission, TX. Then at breakfast (the park offers a free...

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Sep 17, 2007 - Turkey Run State Park, IN

(Ron Writing) We had plans of leaving Arthur, IL early this morning but then Elena got to thinking that it was about time to get the prescriptions for her meds refilled. This was a new experience because we were forced to change health care providers when we moved from CA to SD. After some research on the web we found a doctor in Arthur who was affiliated with our new insurance company. Elena went to his office and explained our situation and he was able to schedule her in early this afternoon. After some tests and questions he wrote new...

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Aug 16, 2006 - Covered bridges

After getting the DOG "HARLEY" , we went on over to Turkey Run State Park to get a camp site. It is a nice camp area with alot of shade trees and lots of trails for walking. The truck driver women told us that Harley was truck broken ( HOUSE BROKEN ), so here we get the whole show with this dog or may I say pup. Harley is about 15 weeks old, house broken and we get all the toys and a leash with a collar. The next day we went out in the country to see the covered bridges in Parker county. They have like about 30 covered bridges on the back...

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