Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Off the Beaten Path

Before we left for the family reunion we received a call that the route we normally take had a road closed due to construction. Chuck looked up a different route and off we went. While on the road our alternative route had a detour and again we were on an alternative route. The route took us off the beaten path and it was such a pleasant drive.

We drove by field after field of corn, soybeans and even tobacco.  Seeing tobacco in Indiana is not a usual sight.

Of course all of those fields meant that we drove by many farms.  Can you see the Mail Pouch painted on the barn?  

We also passed many small towns.  Some were larger then others and many were just a sign with no town in sight.  The one little place that really caught our eye is Vernon, IN.  We drove though this railroad tunnel to get into town.  I looked it up and found out that this is called the Vernon Tunnel and was built in 1838 for the Madison and Indianapolis Railroad (M&I RR).  

We could tell from the homes and downtown buildings that this town was old and had been cared for though the years.  

It was the county seat.  I love the clock tower on the county courthouse.  We were able to tell how rural this county was by the small population of around 700 in the country seat. 

This building is the old blacksmith!  It isn't often that you find that building still standing in town.  

We thoroughly enjoyed our drive off the beaten path!

May your day be filled with joy and contentment!


  1. I love off the beaten paths...you never know what is around the next bend in the road.

  2. So much fun! Jonathan and I took a 2 day trip right before school started and we drove home via the back roads from Mammoth Cave to Louisville, where we got back on the interstate. We stopped at Lincoln's birthplace and boyhood home, My Old Ky Home, a monastery hidden in the country and other treasures. We loved it!

  3. love off the beaten paths, they are usually where you will find the photo ops. Beautiful pictures :)

  4. Looks like a wonderful time!


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