Friday, September 25, 2015

White River Campground - Cicero Indiana

Monday-Friday (Sep 21-25):

We spent Monday night through Thursday night at the White River Campground. This campground is run by Hamilton County and is one of the nicest campgrounds we have stayed at. The sites were concrete surfaces and wide enough to park both the motorhome and the Jeep side by side. The campground was not very busy during the few days we were there and the WiFi service within the park worked well for us. We got decent AT&T service and picked up local over the air TV channels from Indianapolis.

Entrance to the campground

Our Site 96

View of the grassy area in front of our motorhome
As noted in the name, the campground sits along side the White River although the Site we were in had no view of the water. The White River is dammed in several places so as it runs past the campground it is very shallow. We thought about getting our kayak out, but after seeing how shallow the water was we decided not to.

The White River as it runs along the campground

Across the river from campground there was another county park: the Stawtown Koteewi Park. It has about 5.5 miles of walking/biking/horse riding trails along with the Taylor Center of Natural History. This area has been used by humans for several thousand years and there is still archeological digs going on around the site. Connie and I walked and biked along the trails a couple of the days we were there. The area was a family farm for a long time and was bought by the county about 15 years ago and turned into the current facility.We visited the Taylor Center and learned about the history of this part of Indiana.

Connie and Mike at the main entrance to the park.

On Wednesday we went into Nobelsville to eat lunch and do some grocery shopping at Kroger's. We ate at Rosie Restaurant on the courthouse square in Nobelsville and then walked around the downtown area for a while to enjoy the nice weather.

There was lots of sweets to choose from, but we were good and passed.
All smiles after a good lunch.

This is how us old folks do a "selfie"
We had met the couple, Vicki and Mike, who were camping next to us the first evening we were in the campground. Vicki works in real estate and Mike works for the county. They live in the area but like to take their travel trailer out the campground and stay when the weather is nice. On Thursday evening we all got together and had a "Happy Hour". Connie prepared several delicious snacks, Vicki brought us an Indiana white wine and we all enjoyed visiting with each other for a couple of hours. We gave them a tour of The Duchess along with some "tips" we have picked up along the way.

Vicki and Mike in front of the travel trailer
On Friday morning we packed up The Duchess and headed out to the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds in Goshen Indiana for a few days.