Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

On our way this morning, it was a pretty drive...

The terrain changed frequently, rolling hills to flat & back to rolling...

One of many lovely homes along the road...

Our first buggy this morning...

Across the field was a lovely home & a high-stepping beautiful horse....

We stopped for a bit of lunch & this was our view...

Red barn for my friend Joyce Tyo! Keeping my eyes pealed for...

Sigh, don't I wish!!!!

Welcome to Indiana!!!

We've arrived at our new home...

View out our front door...

Taking a drive around the small lake...

One end of the lake...

A closer shot of a resident heron...

You can see our rig on the right...Pretty little lake!

We're a bit further around the lake now, you can see a...

Time to stretch our legs!

Starting to see a bit of color change in the area...Looking forward...

The mushrooms are alive & well...

There's a nice covered bridge as well. But more on the Pioneer...


Today's post covers our 3 hour drive from Springfield, Illinois to Terre Haute, Indiana. It was a scenic drive taking us past some lovely homes, beautiful acreage and interesting sights. We laughed as we encountered the little town of Paris as we've now been in Cuba, Havana and Paris in the last few days. I had to comment to Larry that I 'finally made it to Paris'!!! We've also crossed the Spoon River, Putt Creek, Lost Grove Creek and Turkey Creek. Who names these things???

We arrived in Terre Haute about 4pm and located our destination, Fowler State Park 7.2 miles south of I-70 on U.S. 41 without much trouble. Inside Fowler Park there is the 25.9 acre Keith Ruble Lake, a campground, beach, picnic shelters, playgrounds, trails, restrooms, boat launch, and a pioneer village. The Pioneer Village is an 1840's era village setting featuring log cabins, a log barn, smokehouse, blacksmith shop, a covered bridge, and a gristmill. They were celebrating the 41st annual Fowler Park Pioneer Days on Saturday and Sunday, October 5th and 6th so it's was busy! We got set up, with help from a few friendly neighbors, and settled in for a couple of days. We would have stayed longer but as it turned out the rain came in on Friday night & it never stopped. We weren't able to get out TV through the trees either so ultimately decided to move on further south Saturday morning.

So, we are no longer in Terre Haute. But we've been so busy I can't seem to catch up with posting. We've toured a couple of very interesting museums, visited a pioneer town, been to the Apple festival, went to 'Knomeville' while visiting with family in Bloomfield and have now moved on to Clarksville, Indiana, right on the Kentucky state line. Whew...It's been a whirlwind. But we're settled in for a few days as we visit both Louisville & Lexington, Kentucky, so hopefully I'll be inspired to write a few more posts in the next couple of evenings. So, stay tuned!



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