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Old 06-09-2017, 06:52 AM   #421
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I am far from a bourbon aficionado, but I have a few favorites. Bulliet is sourced from MGP, as are loads of others. For the money, knob creek is not bad. Try Blanton's and Breckenridge. You can usually get Blanton's on sale for around $50 at Meijers or one of the other large chains. Breckenridge is around $30 at a large chain store. Both are worth every penny.

The Huber products are very good as well, both the bourbon and the rye. Especially for under $30.

Your Knob Creek is releasing a cask strength 25 year anniversary special, MSRP 149.00.

Now, back to camping-We will be at Dunes SP from June 22nd to July 1. I'll have some decent scotch and decent bourbon, if you are in the area. Nothing better than a camp fire and a whiskey!
"Nothing better than a camp fire and a whiskey!" Agreed....!

We have friends that "love" Fireball" around the campfire. A little too sweet for me, although around a Fall campfire....it does warm the insides as well......

Boiler.........from this post - - - - - I believe you ARE a bourbon aficionado !!!

Thanks for the info.........if you are a scotch drinker, as I have been known to have a scotch or two.........I was a Chivas drinker for years.......never got into the single malts too much, although good.......not sure why? A friend gave me a bottle of Oban once - - again, very good at a premium price. But - - - my greatest scotch story was when we visited friends in Scotland. We went to a little town called Haddington, about 10 miles east of Edinburg. In email conversations prior to our trip I was asked what I wanted to see? Well..........is there a scotch distillery we could visit.........? When we got there, our friends took us to a scotch distillery, literally around the corner from their house. I learned there is a scotch distillery almost on every corner!!!! LOL These distilleries are not in your typical looking factories, they are housed in 1000 year old buildings..........so fitting!!! I don't remember the name of the scotch that was made where we were, chances are very good we'd never find it in stores here. Also found out at the distillery, Oban was a major scotch I believe from the Mid-Lands.

Happy camping all........would love to visit and have a sit down around the fire but we are heading back to Brookville on the 30th to get the pup away from the "Impact Area" our neighborhood turns into every 4th of July........

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Whoa.......sounds like I need to "pack" when camping with you guys.........LOL



Never really have had a problem when camping, but we are still relatively new still at 3 years..............



Our car was shot between Florida and Indeeanner coming home this year........does that count????? LOL I think I told you guys about that.........Only in 'Merica.........



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Yes, to your car getting shot Crazy times. That time at Deam was the only time I was ever concerned.

Seriously we need to set a date to swap stories
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Quick funny story. Life is busy for us as it is for most so we've been doing last minute planning. As full as campgrounds are this time of year that doesn't​always work well.
Well, last week we decided to go camping for the weekend. Hopped on line and got the last available site in the A loop at Summit Lake (B loop is almost all small, uneven sites for tents or popups). Had a great weekend.

This weekend we're at home but come Friday we started looking ahead to next weekend. Wife says how about Turkey Run. I say sounds good but no way we'll get reservations one week in advance.
Well I hop online to check and was able to snag the LAST campsite in the entire place.

Talk about luck. . .

After Turkey Run, I think that'll be it for us until a week in Branson mid-July. We also have Prophetstown set up for Homecoming weekend this fall, but hoping for one or two weekends between July and then.

PS: Mackey the Cockapoo is a great little camper!!
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Yes, to your car getting shot Crazy times. That time at Deam was the only time I was ever concerned.

Seriously we need to set a date to swap stories
Deam Lake was "ok" for us. We were at our families annual Campfest so we had almost an entire loop. The only problem we had was with the horse people, and it really wasn't a problem other than one of the family organizers coming out to meet the horses brought deep into our loop, ridden by a group ladies, asking them who was going to pick up the poop from their dozen or so horses? They got offended and left and sure as shi....... um, sure enough, the loop was riddled with some good luck charms left by the horses........LOL

Problem being the 4 dozen kids in our group playing, riding bikes, skate boarding, scooter riding, up and down the loop.....

I am glad to report - everyone survived!!

"Seriously we need to set a date to swap stories"

We are in Brownsburg........you guys anywhere close?

Made reservation for Prophetstown, last week, for 6-9 October - there were some FHU sites and I believe a lot of Savanah site available.......

We are up in Bremen mid August........

We are at the Swiss Wine Fest at the end of August....

We head to Anchor Down in September of 2018........

You guys campin' anywhere near these spots and dates?



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Quick funny story. Life is busy for us as it is for most so we've been doing last minute planning. As full as campgrounds are this time of year that doesn't​always work well.
Well, last week we decided to go camping for the weekend. Hopped on line and got the last available site in the A loop at Summit Lake (B loop is almost all small, uneven sites for tents or popups). Had a great weekend.

This weekend we're at home but come Friday we started looking ahead to next weekend. Wife says how about Turkey Run. I say sounds good but no way we'll get reservations one week in advance.
Well I hop online to check and was able to snag the LAST campsite in the entire place.

Talk about luck. . .

After Turkey Run, I think that'll be it for us until a week in Branson mid-July. We also have Prophetstown set up for Homecoming weekend this fall, but hoping for one or two weekends between July and then.

PS: Mackey the Cockapoo is a great little camper!!
Sounds like you guys got it together.......

The campus must be quiet the weekend we are there in October.........

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This weekend we will be in Charlestown State Park. We have driven through in the toad, but never stayed. Just made reservations and it looks to be only 50% full. We will be out in the sun like Prophetstown. 50 amp. I think we will survive. Site 80.

If you have been, comments?
We were there about three years ago. Agree there is not much to do. I can't recall what month we went but it was brutally warm, there were only 3 campers in our loop and we were greeted by wild turkey. We did not have our Garmin at the time and Google nav took us down a very sparsely populated road in the dark for many miles. We noticed all the deer along the road stood and watched is as if we were quite dim for attempting the sunset trek pulling a camper. When we finally reached civilization, it was a dead end.

I took a nap the next day in the heat of the afternoon while my husband and lab ventured down a trail marked "moderate". When they finally got back, he informed me, as the dog collapsed on the pavement panting, that the trail was NOT moderate and was quite difficult. I took it to heart only when a woman emerged from the trailhead yelling for assistance in carrying out her Great Dane who had collapsed. Fortunately, there was a vet there and plenty of pedialyte on hand.

So I guess I'm saying to double check your navigation (we pulled in at 10pm) and only venture onto the easy trails in the heat of the day.

I just noticed this comment comes too late for you, but I will leave it for reference if anyone else is curious.
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We were there about three years ago. Agree there is not much to do. I can't recall what month we went but it was brutally warm, there were only 3 campers in our loop and we were greeted by wild turkey. We did not have our Garmin at the time and Google nav took us down a very sparsely populated road in the dark for many miles. We noticed all the deer along the road stood and watched is as if we were quite dim for attempting the sunset trek pulling a camper. When we finally reached civilization, it was a dead end.



I took a nap the next day in the heat of the afternoon while my husband and lab ventured down a trail marked "moderate". When they finally got back, he informed me, as the dog collapsed on the pavement panting, that the trail was NOT moderate and was quite difficult. I took it to heart only when a woman emerged from the trailhead yelling for assistance in carrying out her Great Dane who had collapsed. Fortunately, there was a vet there and plenty of pedialyte on hand.



So I guess I'm saying to double check your navigation (we pulled in at 10pm) and only venture onto the easy trails in the heat of the day.



I just noticed this comment comes too late for you, but I will leave it for reference if anyone else is curious.


We took 160 into Charlestown. Not bad in the twilight except for the tree branches the scraped us a few times. Came back by way of 62 and 265 to 65. Much easier drive, maybe 15 miles farther.



We didn't hardly leave our site except for walks with Hannah. Saturday afternoon Patty and I took a 2 hour nap outside with a fan each to keep us cool.



Site 76 has a very private firepit amoungst the trees. If we go again I think we would book that one. We did mark all sites that we would fit and like in a good better best color code. We try to do that at all campgrounds we stay at or visit. Site 80.... not quite level as stated.Click image for larger version

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We have, I liked it. The Pioneer village is neat, the Gus Grissom Museum is really cool. They have caves, don't be afraid to sneak over the rail at nigh, but take extra flashlights and tell people where you are going. But, seriously you wont be going real far into the cave, so don't panic. The steam your body creates will make it hard to see if you go with too many people.

The camp sights can be really tight, and you are down in a bowl at a lot of them, so campfires smoulder and can stink you out. Not much breeze so try and figure out where the high ground is.
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Deam Lake was "ok" for us. We were at our families annual Campfest so we had almost an entire loop. The only problem we had was with the horse people, and it really wasn't a problem other than one of the family organizers coming out to meet the horses brought deep into our loop, ridden by a group ladies, asking them who was going to pick up the poop from their dozen or so horses? They got offended and left and sure as shi....... um, sure enough, the loop was riddled with some good luck charms left by the horses........LOL

Problem being the 4 dozen kids in our group playing, riding bikes, skate boarding, scooter riding, up and down the loop.....

I am glad to report - everyone survived!!

"Seriously we need to set a date to swap stories"

We are in Brownsburg........you guys anywhere close?

Made reservation for Prophetstown, last week, for 6-9 October - there were some FHU sites and I believe a lot of Savanah site available.......

We are up in Bremen mid August........

We are at the Swiss Wine Fest at the end of August....

We head to Anchor Down in September of 2018........

You guys campin' anywhere near these spots and dates?

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We will be in Versailles State Park this weekend. June 23rd-25th Site #1 in "A" loop. After booking I read that it is tight for 20 footers....we will see. I have done ten point turns before.

This makes four state parks this year. Guess we should have bought the annual pass. Oh well, the extra money will go to a good cause. When we compare Indiana State Park campgrounds to Illinois it is night and day.
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Tom & Patty: Be careful driving tomorrow. All that rain from Cindy is already in Versailles. But once Sat comes, I think you'll have nice weekend weather. Much cooler for campfires.

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Tom & Patty: Be careful driving tomorrow. All that rain from Cindy is already in Versailles. But once Sat comes, I think you'll have nice weekend weather. Much cooler for campfires.

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NLOVNIT - you headed to Indy in July?

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