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Aug 29, 2018 - Vincennes

Wed Aug 29 Our trip took us to Vincennes Ind. for the night. Found a Pass Port park for half price. Not much excitement today, well not until I tried to lower the leveling jacks. They didn’t work. Finally after 30 minutes or so I tried them again and they worked this time.

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Oct 3, 2013 - Day 3

Left New Buffalo at 8:45 this AM. Took US 421 south. Plan on taking secondary roads until we reach the mountains. It rained until around noon and then it cleared up. Temp in the low 80's. Having some issues with the fridge but nothing major. The view has been awesome. Stopped for lunch in Crawfordsville, IN. Starting to get into the curves and hills on the road. Rosie is not sure she likes the steep hills,she groans a little going up them. Done for the day in Vincinnes, IN.

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Sep 11, 2013 - Vincennes, IN

It is a banner day. I get to go underground. I get a National Parks stamp. It officially takes two days to cross Indiana. We leave Bedford. A short distance outside of town we see signs for the Bluespring Caverns Park. It is on our route so we have to stop. It is 9:15 and the first tour is at 10:00. We wait. As the time for the tour nears, I see a sign. There is a 400 foot, very steep walk in and out of the cavern. It is too late to turn back now. Once in the cavern we board a boat with an electric trolling motor. Floating through the...

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May 29, 2013 - Memorial Day Week-end with Sullins Roomate, Chris Ernst

We spent Memorial Day week-end in Vincennes In, with my Sullins College Roommate Chris Ernst and husband Tom. It is a fascinating town with lots of history! We attended the Spring Rendezvous, reenactment of the era when there was a French conflict here. We walked thru a fascinating personal museum of American was history, picked strawberries (really too early in the season), met friends of Chris and Tom. It was a wonderful holiday week-end and we convinced Chrissy that it is OK for us to be living in our 5th wheel.

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Oct 14, 2011 - George Rogers Clark Natl. Historical Park

From the National Park Service brochure and Ranger Pamela Nolan, we learned the following: An intense interest in commemorating the great accomplishments of George Rogers Clark had developed among the citizens of Vincennes and the state of Indiana during the early 1920s as the 150th anniversary of the American Revolution neared. After various proposals had been considered, President Calvin Coolidge signed into law a resolution establishing the George Rogers Clark Sesquicentennial Commission on May 23, 1928. The 15-member commission was...

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Wandering Woodruffs

Oct 12, 2011 - Vincennes, IN

It was overcast all day on our drive to the New Vision RV Park in Oaktown, IN, a small community 14 miles east of Vincennes, the first city of Indiana (1732) and served as the capital of the Indiana Territory (1800-1813). As this campground is a Passport America campground, we paid $45 for three nights. There were only a few sites in the campground open because it appeared that most of the sites were actually occupied on a long term basis. After getting set-up, we drove into Vincennes after stopping at the visitor center to obtain...

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Wandering Woodruffs

Apr 27, 2010 - Vincennes, Indiana

4/27 A 112 mile drive west on US50 brought us to Ouabache Trails County Park in Vincennes, Indiana. Although we only spent one night here, we did two days worth of sight seeing. The first stop was the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. Clark lead the fight against the British in this area of the country. On February 25, 1779 Clark’s men defeated the British led by Lt. Governor Henry Hamilton at Fort Sackville in Vincennes. Today, located on the site of Fort Sackville, stands a huge monument constructed in 1931 to Clark. Inside...

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Feb 22, 2010 - Vermont - Indiana

We managed to get going only 5 minutes after 9 am on Saturday. We headed towards western Vermont and Crown Point to take the Ferry across Lake Champlain. We chose Route 17 as it meandered across the state past ski resorts and homes with lots of snow. The ride was spectacular with new snow in many places making everything shine. It was fun seeing the ponds and lakes frozen and the ice fishermen were out, some had jeeps and 4 runners with them. We went past Mad River ski area and we reminisced about our ski days and how we miss them. There...

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Jul 2, 2009 - Pacific, Mo., to Vincennes, Ind.

Today we left the St. Louis suburb of Pacific and headed into the heart of the city to see the Gateway Arch. There was lots of roadwork downtown, and the ramps and several streets around the arch were closed. Scott hates driving in big cities, so it got a little tense. The GPS on my iPhone was pretty useless, since it was giving us directions that required using the closed streets. We basically just used the landmark as our guide to get as close as we could. We circled the surrounding streets several times, Scott getting increasingly...

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Oct 27, 2007 - Indiana

Oct 27 51580 8:12 We are headed for Indiana and more of Lincoln's boyhood homes. As we across the Ohio River into Indiana at Rockport on the beautiful new bridge the reactor is belching smoke and a huge coal barge is tied up along shore. Our highway taxes are at work here; a new highway is being built. Our new road just ran out and we have to detour back to the old road. My GPS had us out in a pasture. We have traded the Kentucky hills for Indiana farmland. This country road is bumpy and goes up and down small hills. Lincoln Boyhood Home...

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