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Old 03-06-2013, 06:24 AM   #1
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work mandated road trip!

Next week I have to go greencastle Indiana for work. Never been up that way. Was wondering if you guys had any suggestions on what to do there or in the area during my downtime, besides seeing the 9 covered bridges.

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And of course I will be taking my lj ;-)

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Maybe you can get a picture of the horses pulling your Jeep through one of the bridges. (I just had to say that
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Maybe you can get a picture of the horses pulling your Jeep through one of the bridges. (I just had to say that
Done and done. Hahaha.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:56 PM   #5
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You could head south to Redbird SRA , or head north to Badlands in Attica.
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Don't forget to go thru Gary with all your windows down! LOL
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^^ sorry I'm gonna ruin the joke. But what's up with gary??
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Dude, go to the Speedway, IMS, great tours, you will enjoy. Late night, go to the Slippery Noodle for awesome blues, live music, great food, general good time. Don't miss the "Tilted Kilt" just up the way.

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^^ sorry I'm gonna ruin the joke. But what's up with gary??
Gary is a sad, sad, city. Was once the epicenter for steel mills and violent crime. Still has it's fair share of crime. To be frank, white people don't have any business there. You will be mugged at somepoint if you spend any more than an hour past sunset. It's a suburb of Chitown so you won't be anywhere near it.

On a lighter note, the Badlands are just north of Greencastle!

Grab an Indiana breaded tenderloin, get Dog N Suds rootbeer, There's also a pretty cool state park called Turkey Run nearby. it might be a little sloppy but makes for some good hiking.
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Gary is a sad, sad, city. Was once the epicenter for steel mills and violent crime. Still has it's fair share of crime. To be frank, white people don't have any business there. You will be mugged at somepoint if you spend any more than an hour past sunset. It's a suburb of Chitown so you won't be anywhere near it.

On a lighter note, the Badlands are just north of Greencastle!

Grab an Indiana breaded tenderloin, get Dog N Suds rootbeer, There's also a pretty cool state park called Turkey Run nearby. it might be a little sloppy but makes for some good hiking.
Now that state park sounds like its right up my alley. And the blues club sounds interesting as well. I will try to keep gary at bay.
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Gary is a sad, sad, city.

Grab an Indiana breaded tenderloin, get Dog N Suds rootbeer, There's also a pretty cool state park called Turkey Run nearby. it might be a little sloppy but makes for some good hiking.
Al Green's?
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And you can stop by Nashville, Indiana on the way. It is in Brown County, with rolling hills and lots of scenery. Some say the most scenic place in Southern Indiana.
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Al Green's?
I've heard of Al Greens via my pops who used to cruise his 64 Impala from Frankfort down to Indy 8 times a day back when everyone DGAF about gas but we've got a 50's themed drive in in Lafayette/West Laffy called Dog N Suds. I've never had their tenderloin but pretty much anywhere around here that serves pub food will have a tenderloin that will fill you up before you get to the bun.
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I just Googled Al Green's, and see it closed in 1994.

Al Greens Famous Food

It was a drive in with free oldie movies! Fathers of high school girls hated this place....
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I grew up in Brown county and there are plenty of good back roads that you can have some fun on just make sure you have GPS or a map if you don't know where you are going you can get lost in a hurry. And cell coverage is usually spotty. However this is know where bear Greencastle. If you go to Lafayette there is a old drive in called XXX used to be a root beer stand and has been on Dinners Drive-ins and Dives it is vary good food.
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I think the OP is driving from Missouri, so it may be, or can be on the way.
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Coming from MO indeed. Was thinking of taking some co roads on the way there and hitting Nashville IN. Doesn't look to far out of the way.
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Nashville isn't bad at all. Shame you couldn't have made the trip in the fall. All the recommendations above are good. I'd recommend the Rathskeller if you go downtown Indy.

Since you are going to be in Greencastle, let me recommend the Tulip Trestle Tulip Viaduct - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Of course I'm into trains, but it's still cool.

Which way are you planning on taking? Coming up 37 or down from I70? Or other?
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Gary is a sad, sad, city. Was once the epicenter for steel mills and violent crime. Still has it's fair share of crime. To be frank, white people don't have any business there. You will be mugged at somepoint if you spend any more than an hour past sunset. It's a suburb of Chitown so you won't be anywhere near it.

On a lighter note, the Badlands are just north of Greencastle!

Grab an Indiana breaded tenderloin, get Dog N Suds rootbeer, There's also a pretty cool state park called Turkey Run nearby. it might be a little sloppy but makes for some good hiking.
Haha my father in law lived in Gary as a child and his father retired from the steel mill
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Nashville isn't bad at all. Shame you couldn't have made the trip in the fall. All the recommendations above are good. I'd recommend the Rathskeller if you go downtown Indy.

Since you are going to be in Greencastle, let me recommend the Tulip Trestle Tulip Viaduct - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Of course I'm into trains, but it's still cool.

Which way are you planning on taking? Coming up 37 or down from I70? Or other?
I'll be coming from south east mo. Cape Girardeau. Was thinking of getting on 60 to 37 in Indiana. Looks like there's a lot of national and state forest land that way. I don't mind the extra miles if the scenery is with it. Would definitely like to hit Hoosier national forest just for the name.
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37 is a nice way to come up. If you really feel like taking more of a jaunt, take 50 east from Bedford and then onto 446 north. It's only 30 miles or so before you meet back up with 37, but it's some beautiful scenery. If you stop at Lake Monroe, you can usually catch a bald eagle by the causeway if you stop for just a bit. (I go up 446 every day on my way to work). AND if you wanted to go to Nashville, 446 would be the way I'd recommend. You could take 135, which is rather windy... but so is 46 east from Bloomington. Of course you can hit the other side of the lake from 37.

Indiana is the land of restaurants, so if you like a particular type of cuisine, I can certainly recommend a lot of restaurants in the general area.

As an aside, the misses and I are thinking about getting an LJ as well. Did you get yours with a hardtop and soft top?
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^^ well I'm always up for new cuisine. I'm not too picky. But I love a Bologna burger and any type of pub food.

I got my li with a soft top. And it was on its last leg. I think it is the OE. And it is very brittle. Especially in the winter. I snapped the back window in two one morning. I kinda wish I had a hard top since I work at a concrete ready mix plant and it is very dusty. I love my lj seeing as I am married and have to midgets and a big ole chocolate lab. Perfect for family camping trips.
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Yeah, that's our dilemma. We just have ten month old twins. All the baby gear is tough to stuff in there. The hitch rack helps a lot, but after checking out one LJ, I've got a fever. The more I've been thinking, I may hold out for a nice Rubicon. I tend to keep my vehicles until they die, so a solidly built Rubicon might not go amiss, but sounds like all the LJ's were beefed up a bit.
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And, if you like good ole survival food, might I recommend Naughty Dog in Bloomington. It'd be right off 37 as you go through Bloomington. Many variety of hot dogs. Good place.
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I'll be coming from south east mo. Cape Girardeau. Was thinking of getting on 60 to 37 in Indiana. Looks like there's a lot of national and state forest land that way. I don't mind the extra miles if the scenery is with it. Would definitely like to hit Hoosier national forest just for the name.
I would definitely recommend planning a trip back next fall, you'll be here at the ugliest time of the year. It's not too bad of a drive.
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Yeah, that's our dilemma. We just have ten month old twins. All the baby gear is tough to stuff in there. The hitch rack helps a lot, but after checking out one LJ, I've got a fever. The more I've been thinking, I may hold out for a nice Rubicon. I tend to keep my vehicles until they die, so a solidly built Rubicon might not go amiss, but sounds like all the LJ's were beefed up a bit.
Oh yeah. I hear ya. This is the first vehicle I have had to make payments on. ( I'm 28) all others I've picked up at the end of their lives. I'm keeping this beyond its grave! I've gone wheeling with a cj and older bronco on 33's. AMD I was completely stock. I kinda pissed them off because I kept up with them every step of the way.
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Well. I arrived alive. In greencastle. Getting a garlic cheese burger at Marvin's.

I've seen a lot of badlands off-road park stickers on some nice rigs.

Thanks for the advice on where to go guys.

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