Archive for October, 2009

It’s touted as the “Covered Bridge Capital of the World”, and rightly so.

Cox-Ford covered bridge, Parke Co IN  - Photo by Allan & Helen Bartel

Parke County, Indiana boasts 67 the most in the country: 31, most of which are still in use, open either for foot traffic or to motorized vehicles.

The annual festival started today and runs through October 18th. I’ll not promote any further, except to say no matter what road you enter the county on, you can find your way to all the reasons you’re either glad you grew up in Indiana, or are just glad to be there.

So I have just a few simple questions for your trip to Parke County this month:

What is your favorite bridge?
What is your favorite village?
What is your favorite food or snack?
And over all, what is your favorite tradition or memory?

Let us – and the rest of the world – know! We would love to hear from you. Thanks!

For the best information on-line for everything you need to know about visiting the festival , visit either http://www.parkecounty.com/ or http://www.coveredbridges.com/

(My favorites? The Cox-Ford Bridge, Mansfield, Sassafras hard candy and persimmon ice cream made and sold by Boy Scout Troop 469 on the courthouse square, and overall… the smells that remind me of life in Indiana. Beyond comparison.)

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