Fresh homemade Peach Pie! YUM!!

Trip Start Jul 13, 2013
Trip End Aug 12, 2013

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Crawfordsville KOA

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Before I forget it, I ran out of time yesterday evening and thus didn't get some videos uploaded to the blog. I did that this morning and if you are interested (and didn’t see the blog after I uploaded this morning) you can go back to yesterday and check out the videos. I know you really are impressed when we do videos Charley!

Now to today: We left camp at 9:30 this morning heading towards Crawfordsville, IN via I-69S. The land was quite flat and the farms were beautiful. Many of the farmers had mowed wide grass strips around their fields giving them the appearance of manicured parks on a large estate. We saw corn and soybeans as we drove—anything I couldn’t personally identify I call alfalfa. John, who grew up on a small farm would inform me that I was incorrect and I was once again looking at soy beans. (I still think some of it was alfalfa!)

About halfway we stopped for fuel. It was $3.53/gallon. As we continued our drive, the topography became more rolling (still in farmland) for several miles before it flattened out once again. At 12:50 it was 78 degrees.

By the way, we think that we are probably as far west as we will go on this trip. Hmmm. We have been as far east and as far north as we will go. What could it mean? There is only one other direction for us to take and I guess that is south. Are we "there" yet? Maybe not. The next few days will tell the tale!

When we arrived at the Crawfordsville KOA at 1:15 the temperature was 80 degrees. The humidity is still fairly low but we understand that is not the case in Mt. Juliet. Hmmm.

We registered for a site and then headed to our friend’s home and the promise of a menu of: Pasta Salad with Chicken and Bacon, Paula Deen’s Grape Salad, Sliced homegrown tomatoes, rolls, and HOMEMADE FRESH PEACH PIE! Well the pie we will have to admit was a major draw, but we were really looking forward to seeing our friends, Jane and Don, as it has been three years since we have seen them. As usual their Hoosier Hospitality was warm, gracious and welcoming. We spent a couple of hours visiting with them on their screened porch which overlooks a small lake. The meal was fantastic (Jane is one of the best cooks I know) but the special time with friends was the highlight of our day. As Jane said as we left, you just never know what the future brings and we all need to take more time with the friends that we love. Thanks guys for a special afternoon!

Leaving their home we drove four miles back down the road to our site for the night. This is an older KOA (many of them are!) but we have a level site, the electric is good, and I think I have wifi! We shall see in a few minutes when I try to post this blog!

We drove 189 miles today.
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Judy Meador on

There's a US Hwy 231 sign visible in your picture in Crawfordsville. We were on US 231 today, but it was in Lebanon. We felt your presence and now we know why---you were on the same road we were on---just down the street. Forsooth!
Miss you lots. At least you're headed in the right direction.

Lora Carbary on

Pat and John,

I loved the car museum videos it reminded me of my father. He worked on cars and just loved them and he would have really enjoyed that museum. The pie looked great and I am sure you had a wonderful time with them. You know from past experience that Midwesterners are goooood cooks. I can't wait to see you both enjoy the rest of the drive south to the beautiful state of Tennessee.


dwlp.travelkids on

It shouldn't be too much longer. More friends to see tomorrow a little south of here. From there, who knows? Forsooth right back at ya!

D Crip on

Wow that peach pie looks more than awesome, you should have packed up the left overs to bring to us poor soaked souls in Mt. Juliet. :-)

dwlp.travelkids on

Oldcat, you are killing us! We are still working off that huge breakfast at the General Store in NY. We have visited Nashville, IN a couple of times and you are right, it is a great place to visit. Shortly we are headed to McCormick's Creek State Park to camp tonight with old friends from our snowbirding in Florida days. From there our plans are to go to the French Lick/West Baden area and check that out, so we won't be going to Story on this trip. We WILL put that on our to do list. Thank you very much for being our personal font of information on all things regarding eating when we travel. You are greatly appreciated...extra weight notwithstanding!

dwlp.travelkids on

Well the Great Explorer just checked the map and there is a very good chance we will head that way tomorrow. There may be cornmeal in your future!

oldcat on

GREAT! Get yourself a bag or two also and when you get home make the corn bread using the recipe on side of bag! YUMMM!

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