White River County Park
White River County Park
Driving north we leave Kentucky and arrive in Indiana. We stopped in for a couple of days on our way to Goshen. This is a nice county park along the White River.
The sites were spread out with lots of grass and some large trees for shade which was nice since it was still very hot and humid and we only had 30amp.
W/30/Dump, $25 #78. They do have FHUs for $30.
There are walking, biking and kayaking opportunities within the park and connecting to Strawtown Koteewi Park across the street. The rains have continued so rivers are still flooded and it was stormy most of the time.
The community building which was used for meetings, ceremonies and storytelling.
An example of what could be found in the excavation sites.
Lots of wildflowers. I didn't notice the ugly beetles until I blew the picture up later.
Part of the stockade wall.
This barn across the street has been in the family for over 100 years.
Our Future in an RV, had just stayed at this park and they gave us a great write up with some ideas of things to do and an excellent place to get some smoked pork chops. They were great! We could've split just one so we saved the other for leftovers. We used all our farmer market finds for dinner.
Elkhart County Fairgrounds
W/E/Dump, $29, 115.
We've stayed here before in 2014 for an RV Dreams Seminar. We're here to have a check up and some repair work done on the trailer. We have heard great things about Affinity RV Group from many different groups and they work very closely with Keystone, Lippertt and others. We had an appointment to bring the trailer over for an initial evaluation and estimate.
We found a great Farmers Market and grabbed some amazing tomatoes, veggies, goat milk soap and a couple baked goods.
A must-do is a visit to the Heritage Ridge Creamery. They have amazing cheeses which you can watch being made.
Not sure what this building was but it's sure cute. It was built in 1897.
We visited the Mid-American Windmill Museum in Kendallville. It was $8 or free if you just wanted to walk around on your own. It was surprisingly interesting.
Flour Grinding Windmill
Of course since it was invented by a Wheeler, it was my favorite. I actually liked the old wooden windmills the best.
I also loved that the roads in town were all brick.
There were some colorful murals. This is dairy country out here.
The city courthouse.
There are so many farms and barns out here. This round barn was one of my favorites.
Lots and lots of buggies. Some parked in the yard, some on the street. I think these two were drag racing!
Loved passing these young boys on their own training buggy. Just adorable!
Ok. Time to get back home. Tornado warnings are back up with heavy rain on the way.
The courthouse had more beautiful architecture, grounds and a fountain out front.
You can see the division in the rivers. One is more clear and one was more muddy. They meet and mix here at the Island Park.
Steve found Indiana's first geocache near the river.
Now that our parts are in it's time for some maintenance and repairs done on the trailer at Affinity RV Group. Of all the groups we belong to and follow, you'll get nothing but amazing reviews on them. Their shop is located next to Keystone and Lippertt. We had gone over a list of issues ahead of time and they gave us a very ballpark estimate. Now it's time to open it up and get a better idea.
We spotted this on another trailer waiting for some work. Steve really liked it.
Now that the trailer is almost as good as new, we're off for some fun with friends in Illinois.