Easy Fall Menu Ideas

We’re planning a late October trip to McCormick’s Creek State Park.  This is Indiana’s oldest state park and only my second time visiting.  Since this is going to be a very late season trip, we’re only able to stay a few nights, and there’s a lot I want to see and do, I’m keeping the menu simple with some of hearty no-cook meals.  No-cook meals … Continue reading Easy Fall Menu Ideas

Shoulder Season Camping

Our camping season typically begins when most everyone else’s ends.  Mid to late fall is my favorite time to camp.  There are far less crowds, even on the weekends.  The foliage is aflame with bright scarlets and yellows and the crisp autumn air smells sweetly of dried grasses and late summer memories.  Less undergrowth and falling leaves reveal secret scenes not visible during the warmer … Continue reading Shoulder Season Camping

France Park

Quarries have always fascinated me.   There’s something magnificent about a massive manmade hole in the ground, especially once it’s been reclaimed by nature. As a young child, my parents often took me camping at France Park and I quickly became enamored with its unusual beauty.  From the 1840 to 1943, the property had been mined for limestone, leaving behind three impressively large quarries and many … Continue reading France Park