Saturday, October 16, 2021

Southern Indiana

 We have been in Indiana since our return from Alabama. While staying at Starve Hollow SRA in Valonia, Indiana, we went on a short drive to see friends in French Lick. Valonia is west of Seymour, located in Jackson County. Another stop was Spring Mill State Park where the Gus Grissom Memorial is located. 

We will be in the Indiana area until mid November, depending on the weather. Snow, not cold, will make us head south.

Corn, called maze in many areas, is ready to harvest.

Soybeans are very colorful as they dry out.
They are ready to harvest when they are completely dry.

The Medora Covered Bridge from 1875. It's the longest covered bridge in the United States, spanning the White River. It is closed to traffic.

We found these odd remains south of Medora. Searching the internet, it 
was a brick factory until 1992. These structures are the twelve kilns where the bricks were dried in fire. More information about the plant is located here:

The state fish hatchery is located just south of the campground.

Grissom Memorial. He was from Mitchell Indiana, just west of the park.
He died in the Apollo 1 fire at Kennedy Space Center. We attended the 50th anniversary of the fire at the Kennedy Space Center launch site. See our post with photos from January 2017.

Gemini III on display.

Flag from Gus Grissom's funeral.

French Lick Casino

French Lick railroad rides on the weekends.

West Baden is next to French Lick. The West Baden Springs Hotel was
rebuilt in 1994. We were there when a helicopter replaced the top structures. 

You can stay here in the hotel. More information is here: