This morning we had the fringes of the storms raging through the mid-west. It was moving day and even though the rain was pelting us with huge drops, we had to go outdoors to get the RV ready to roll. There was lightning off in the distance and huge claps of thunder from time to time. We wasted no time in getting our jobs done. We were only driving about 50 miles today and as we got closer to the town of North Vernon, Indiana the weather looked like it was clearing up ahead.
We got settled quickly at our campground in North Vernon. I'll post an RV Park Review tomorrow. As we had hoped, the rain had quit by the time we needed to level out and hook-up to the utilities at the park. We decided to take a drive on some of the rural roads this afternoon, as soon as we went to the White Castle in Seymour, about 12 miles west. Seymour is also the birthplace of rock star John Mellencamp. During our many trips to and through the mid-west, we had never stopped to eat at a White Castle. So, we decided to see what was all the hulla-baloo with these small burgers.
Small town America is great. We enjoy driving through small towns and just looking at the various town squares, homes, farms etc. This particular park in Rising Sun, IN has a walking path next to the Ohio River. It was nice. In another town we found a beautiful clock tower in the courthouse building.
In North Vernon we weren't that far from the small town of French Lick. Bruce wanted to drive down there to see this town, which is the boyhood town of Larry Bird the former NBA player. The drive would take us through some nice farm country and I'm always ready for a little scenic road trip. We had read in Road Trip USA that there was a Five and Dime store on Maple Street that was worth a look. We got to French Lick and, really, the town wasn't much to look at. Plus, the Five and Dime had been closed up so there will be no shopping there. The town is basically 2 streets of touristy stuff and a lot of those shops were closed up. We did see Larry Bird Blvd. Larry was known as the "hick from French Lick."
We had great day even though French Lick was a bit of a disappointment. We'll be in North Vernon for just 2 nights. Thursday we plan to take another little drive south of town to the historic river town of Madison.
Until next time.....so long for now!
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