We drove 220 miles to Indiana’s Amish country today, an unusually long drive for us. Between the 30 minute traffic delay in Indianapolis, and stopping for gas and lunch, it took us over 6 hours. We are not fast travelers.
Our destination was the Shipshewana RV Park, right on the grounds of the famous flea market, which only takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday. Since the weather has been so nice, we thought we might dry camp for $12 rather than pay $27 or $33 for the full hookup sites. By the time we got here there we only a few pull through full hookup sites left, so we are paying $33 a night, the most we’ve paid for a campsite since we started fulltiming almost three years ago. But it is just a short walk to the flea market, which I will be getting up early to check out in the morning.
We will probably stay one more night and drive to Elkhart tomorrow afternoon to go to the RV Museum, since the RV parks near Elkhart are just as expensive.
We’re about a half mile to town so tonight we took a walk through the downtown area.
It’s very pretty around here, and fun to see all the horses and buggies, many of them towing small trailers with all kinds of junk in them.
There is one big downside to Amish country, though.