What could be more American than the small rural county fair? I have had the pleasure of living in one of the smallest population wise counties in Indiana for almost two decades now. While I don’t go to all the annual county fairs I enjoy the ones I have attended. The pictures here are from our first visit in 2002. So, all the kids in these pictures are now high school graduates. 😋
Clifty Falls State Park in southern Indiana is one of my favorites. The campgrounds are well laid out and maintained and the hiking trails are manageable for this senior. And of course, the park is a mecca for photographers. As is my custom on my micro-RV trips I had breakfast at the inn after a night in the campgrounds.
Being close to Madison Indiana, the campground makes an enjoyable base for a multi-day stay and that is what I did. I enjoyed a day in the park, another in Madison, and third day at St Meinrad Archabbey near Ferdinand. If you are a Catholic, and even if you aren’t, the archabbey is so peaceful it would be worth the trip.
It seems that most people, including me, generally think of Indiana as a “travel through” State and kind of boring. But if you take the time to stop and see some of these sites you may just change your mind about that. At least for a little while. 🙂
Below are some pictures of this trip for your enjoyment. As usual, click on any picture to see a larger slideshow view.
It is so nice to see that despite the GOP resistance that renewable resources are replacing carbon based fuels. In more and more of my travels InSearchOfAmerica I see wind farms such as the one in the photo below. It is nice to see us harvesting wind the same way as the corn and soybeans in the fields below them. This one was taken in the northern part of my home state of Indiana. I am even looking to put solar panels on my micro-RV in the coming winter season. They cost just a fraction of what they did a few years ago.
It is hard for many to believe that the pictures below and above were taken in Indiana. I don’t really know the history of why Indiana got the southern most tip of Lake Michigan within its boundries but it is one unique place.
I visited there years ago but these pics were from a recent uRV trip there this Spring. From the info found at the site the prominent building in the pics used to be a very popular hotel. Notice all the car parked there in the 1930s. It still a beautiful place worth the visit just to show you that Indiana is not all cornfields and Notre Dame football.
As usual click on any pic to see a larger slideshow view