Friday, June 26, 2015
On Friday morning, there were distillery and Louisville Slugger museum bus tours, a Huber Winery tour, and an Ohio River Scenic Byway tour. Dave Hostetter was the lead again for the Ohio River Scenic Byway tour. Jerry and Susan Jindrich were in the sweeper car. Susan had the camera. Here are shots from the drive.
The Southern Indiana Region drives parts of the Ohio River Scenic Byway at least once a year because the roads are entertaining and the scenery is pleasant. Parade tour planners had high praise for the route and Parade goers seemed to enjoy it a lot.
It's not all long straights, of course.
Here is the turn at Sulphur that dips into the Hoosier National Forest.
Heavy rains Thursday night produced a few Friday morning hazards, like this tree...
... and muddy debris that had washed onto the road.
There was nothing boring about these roads.
This downhill hairpin appeared with little warning and got people's attention.
There were farms tucked away here and there.
These latecomers joined our tour. Perhaps they had driven this route on a previous day and wanted to go again.
Near Derby we finally saw the Ohio River,...
... but road construction forced us to take a detour.
We found the river again near the lock and dam at Cannelton.
Tell City was a short distance away.
The pit stop at Troy was just past Tell City.
The road north was a little less demanding than the route through the Hoosier National Forest had been.
We passed the Abbey at St. Meinrad,...
... and slipped through Ferdinand,...
... to reach The Schnitzelbank in Jasper, our destination for lunch.
After a hearty meal, and (for some) a helping of delicious apple strudel, people made their way back to French Lick.
Friday was a little less hectic than other days of the week, but there were still things to do. There was a Tech Quiz early in the morning (with some really tough questions for participants), A Tech Academy, and a Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie demonstration (with tasting, we assume).
The Autocross Awards Banquet was held in the evening in French Lick's Windsor Ballroom. SIR's Jeff Jackson was given a trophy for his second place finish in the category that included 911 GT3s and Turbos.
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