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Jul 27, 2015 - Tulip Trestle

I got up early and drove to the Tulip Trestle. I used the Google Maps on my phone to lead me there. It appears that Google uses gravel roads when it lays out the route. I drove down 4 or 5 miles of gravel like the road to Rodney, MS. As I got close to the trestle, there were some signs pointing the direction. I learned of the Tulip Trestle from a web site called Roadtrippers.com. This ride is apparently a favorite for motorcyclists. I did manage to get there and back without a flat tire or damage to the Fit. The bridge is located near the...

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Jul 26, 2015 - Spring Mill Pioneer Village

Spring Mill State Park includes numerous limestone caves, a section of virgin hardwood forest, a lake, nature center, pioneer village, and a hotel. The land occupied by the park was donated to the state by the Lehigh Cement Company. Most of the caves were closed to tours because the bats that inhabit the caves have white nose syndrome that is killing large numbers of bats. Apparently if you are a member of a group you can learn about the disease and decon procedures and make arrangements for a tour. We weren't and we didn't. I made an early...

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Jul 25, 2015 - Total Black Out

We left Edwardsville, IL on Sunday (7/25) morning after a nice visit with our friend Tom. It was good to see him as we missed visiting at the last 87th IDLA Reunion. We headed east on US 50, a route we covered going west in 2012 on our Time to Work, Time to Play, and Time to Serve tour. One of the unusual things we saw when we passed through the town of Olney, IL were the white squirrels. We stopped for lunch in Olney today and as soon as we pulled into the City Park where the squirrels reside, we saw 3 or 4 running around with the regular...

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