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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Indianapolis–The State Capitol of Indiana

 

Getting from Cave City KY to Indianapolis was quite something. . .

busy, busy, busy Interstate 65 between Louisville KY and Indianapolis IN. . .plus road construction. . .FUN!

Interstate 65 is a busy, busy, busy thoroughfare. . .

We had been told it was Derby Week in Louisville

by our very kind RV friends John and Judy Long,

and that traffic going through downtown Louisville

was always crazy. . .add to that Detour Signs,

Alternate Route 65 signs, and Major Construction Ahead signs,

we chose to follow the Alternate Route, and bypass Louisville. . .

more Indiana road construction, with the barrels all the way over in our driving lane. . .lovely

doesn’t this look fun. . .barrels IN OUR LANE!

so while getting there was something of a trial,

we did have a  very, very pleasant overnight stay in Indianapolis. . .

Summer Trip 2014, Indiana (35)

at the lovely Lake Haven Retreat just minutes off the Loop in Indianapolis

easy pull though level sites. . .a little close to the neighbor but not bad. . .

Summer Trip 2014, Indiana (36)

we thought this was a little unusual. . .

in these back in sites across from us. . .the motorhomes pull in forward. . .

I guess because the utilities are on a shared pole? ? ? hmmmm. . .

anyway, for an overnite, we only hooked up the electric, so setup only took minutes. . .

Indiana State Capitol Building

and off we went to see the State Capitol of Indiana in all it’s glory

the approach to the Capitol Building - everything is built in very close

it’s another of those difficult to photograph Capitol Buildings

where everything is built in very close. . .

no way we could get a pic of us in front of it. . .

but I have included some inside pics

of the rotunda and the atrium in the album below. . .

 

our next stop. . .Michigan!

see you there,

Janice and Dave

 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Off to Kentucky

On Saturday morning, we had what was supposed to be an easy drive to

Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky,

and things were rolling along smoothly

until our crazy GPS lady decided we needed

to take a tour of Bowling Green Kentucky. . .

after about the third freaky turn, we just pulled over

right onto the side of the street to get our bearings. . .good grief!

 

The minute we are parked somewhere long enough

to have a package delivered I will SO be ordering

that Rand McNally RV GPS. . .crazy woman!

Diamond Caverns RV Park - Thousand TrailsDiamond Caverns RV Park - Thousand Trails - Monaco

we’ve been to this park before,

Mammoth Cave National Park - Kentucky

located with the boundaries of the National Park. . .

it’s a great place to be for a few days. . .

except for the crazy tornado weather. . .helloooo!

Weather alerts on the phone, and tornado sirens

going off are not really conducive to a peaceful evening. . .

thankfully, it was all over rather quickly. . .

the storm passed about 40 miles southeast of us. . .

we didn’t even get the predicted wind gusts. . .yaaa!

I’ll take a hurricane any day. . .thank you very much!

but all is well. . .we’ve done a couple of hikes while here. . .

but mostly we’ve just stayed inside and avoided the rain. . .

 

Tomorrow we head out to Indianapolis to photograph the

State Capitol Building. . .

‘til next time,

Janice and Dave

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