Friday, August 14, 2015

Moved to Cedar Lake, IN

We managed to go geocaching on our last day near Shelbyville, IL and picked up a number of caches.  Many of them were easy to find, however a couple were very interesting finds.  

The cache below was on private property and inside a storage shed.  I hate to go on private property and entering a storage shed makes me nervous, but it was worth taking a chance.  See the cache below and let me know what you think.

One other cache was especially interesting and it took a while to figure out what it was.  Only after talking to a local did we find out the story behind it.  Here's the cache location.  Let me know if you can figure out what the building is.  Think outside the box.

We arrived at the Cedar Lake Ministries RV park on Thursday, Aug 13 and pulled into our reserved campsite.  Much to our surprise the water and power pole were on the wrong side of the site and about 40 ft from the motorhome.  I had enough water hose, but missed out by 20ft from the electric power.  Plus, the sewer outlet was 30ft from the sewer outlet on the motorhome.  Wow, now what?  I called the park host and talked him into loaning us a 25ft power cord. We especially needed 50amp power since it was so hot here.  We finally got all hooked up and then made a drive to have dinner with my cousin and his family.  More about that later.

The next day we went out and bought a 20ft sewer hose extension and some needed groceries and things from Costco.  We had another surprise when we went to fill up the gas tank on the car.  Gas was over $3.00/gallon and rising.  Costco had it for $2.99 when we arrived but by the time we left it was $3.05/gallon.  

We then took a drive around Crown Point, IN to get a better understanding of the roads and what is in the area.  Crown Point is where John Dillinger escaped from their jail back in the 1930s.  They have a museum in the old courthouse and other references to him.  

Like many other towns, Crown Point has sculptures around the downtown area.  They were well done and very lifelike.  We managed to find 8 of them and took photos.  I think we may have to create a scrapbook of all the sculptures we've seen on this trip.  Here they are for your viewing pleasure.

The one below was the first one we saw and I was wondering why he was walking with an umbrella on a sunny day.

Note the steel benches with Crown Point woven into the back of the bench.  They looked striking and should hold up for a long time.

The window cleaner looked so real we almost missed capturing him as we drove by.

It's pretty neat that so many towns are creating these sculptures and displaying them for everyone to see.  The sculptures will be in Crown Point until late October and if you are in the area, take time out to see them.

Those were our days last week in the Cedar Lake area.   

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the update. The sculptures are neat. Gas went up around here, too. Most at 2.79, yet. What is that all about? Oil is down, I thought.