Thursday, April 29, 2021

2021 - Patoka Lake SRA & Louisville, KY




 A three day trip turned into a five day trip.  Patoka Lake SRA is in south central Indiana near the Hoosier National Forest.




 The French Lick Indiana hotel was once the Eight Wonder of the World.  It was completely renovated 15-20 years.  The hotel is round with rooms over looking the atrium.





 The Dogwood and Redbud trees were in full blume




 Our new wind screen did the job at grill time,





 Dogwood and Redbud Trees






 Redbuds in blume







 Our campsite was centrally located.  Over the 3 days we hike approximately 25 miles to different locations along the reservoir




 Sarah getting her vitamin D




 We added a stop at Our Lady of Perpetual Hops Brewery in New Albany, IN.  This was a Harvest Host stay and we purchase a flat and several growlers for our son



 For us a trip to the Louisville area can't go without dinner from Mark's Feed Store.  This is a favorite of our family dating back to our son's college days in Louisville

 Honey Wings, Brisket for me and a bowl of Burgoo for Susan



 Up early and a drive into Louisville for our granddaughters 8:00 a.m. soccer match


 Back to our son's house to drop off the camper and head to the youngest granddaughters soccer match


 Saturday evening our son and daughter-in-law took us all to the Louisville Zoo for "Wild Lights" We got to see some of the animals that were out.  It was a fun time for all.







Sarah and Cooper meeting for the first time

 Finally calmed down


Our grand kids saying their good byes to Sarah

It is nice to be able to change plans in a blink of an eye.  It was a fun trip and we look forward to camping at Patoka Lake SRA in the future.  We have planned a number of short Indiana State Parks during the week, with minimal campers.



  1. That was a very nice, close to home, trip! It is so nice to see the grand old hotel renovated and restored! Also, the artwork at the zoo was so nice! What a nice sense of community. Thanks for sharing and safe travels.

  2. Great TR,JD.
    Your wildflower/tree flowers are great.