No rest for the wicked - Two Far 2018 - Trailing through the Rust Belt - CycleBlaze

No rest for the wicked

This was supposed to be a rest day, hiking the trails of Turkey Run state park. Because we spent so much time yesterday investigating the pros and cons of the American health care system, we didn't make it to Turkey Run yesterday.

We did catch a break from mother nature. Instead of yesterday's headwind, we had blue skies, perfect riding temperature, and a tailwind.

We continued our animal and crop investigations. Note how much taller the corn is compared to last week.

Corn last week in Ohio.
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Corn today in Indiana. They may have had better planting weather here.
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Corn is the only grain we can reliably identify. Everything else looks the same to us.

Mystery crop.
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Boris FayferMystery? Look like regular Wheat.
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1 year ago

We do slightly better identifying animals. We know these are sheep because of their sheepish behavior.

What the heck is that thing approaching with 2 heads and 4 legs?
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Run away!
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The crops in Indiana are taller and the birds are definetly bigger.

A large eagle at the 100 year old Turkey Run Inn.
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The farms we passed today were enormous. When farms consolidate, the rural population drops. Eventually underpopulated schools get closed and towns start to die. We stopped for lunch at the Cozy Corner in Waveland. The food was great, but the town is not doing well.

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$7 worth of pork chops at the Cozy Corner.
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Pam HorneThat’s a lot of pork chops!
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1 year ago
The coffee was good too.
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But downtown Waveland has seen better days.
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Turkey Run is a delightful park. The heart of the park is Sugar Creek, which flows through several state parks before joining the Wabash. The creek provides an animal migration corridor between Shades state park and Turkey Run.

We passed through miles of forest before we got to Turkey Run.
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Sugar Creek
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Many of the buildings at Turkey Run we're built by FDR's Civilian Conservation Corps.
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One last critter shot.
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Ken GassThanks for saying good things about my Indiana home country, Greencastle/Putnam County. Turkey Run & the Shades were my my local parks!
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7 months ago
Jeanna & Kerry SmithTo Ken GassWe enjoyed our brief stay at Turkey Run. We were sorry that circumstances prevented our having a second day there. We'd like to go back sometime.
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