Hi, I see there are 5 separate routes to see covered bridges this weekend. They are all around 35 miles long. I have time for 2 of the five routes. Any suggestions on your two favorite both to see and drive through the most covered bridges and stop and see other sites?
They are labeled
red brown and
Any favorite sites and stops you suggest seeing?
Thanks the weather looks great for Saturday possible rain on Sunday
We are headed there for our first time on Friday. I have no idea what to expect either. Any suggestions for us new guys is appreciated.
You should be able to easily cover three a day. Why not all of them?
Royce, if I were driving ALONE no problem 3 in one day. With ( 3 lady) passengers waiting to stop and have a good time at antique stores etc it slow me down. I have read of a restored 1900 village in the area I need to investigate.
If you have NOT been on the tour I suggest you Google 'Indiana covered bridges' They picture each bridge, location and history. Then you can see which bridges most interest you. Also apparently all the small towns around also hold events There is a restored 1900's village I want to see as an example
Don't try to cover the color routes, they will be different from the routes given by the tour organizer's. When you check in Friday or Saturday you will be given a package with all the routes and what day they are for. You do not need to follow the route for that day but it is suggested as all the rest of the cars will follow the route on the day suggested. This is a fun tour and each route is just about a full day of touring with suggested stops that include antique stores and museums. It is hard not to have fun.
There is a small group coming from St. Louis so look us up. This is my second time on this tour and I can't wait to go.
thanks Steven I did not know about the fixed routes
If you don't cover the routes as the book states /day, and you break down, the trailer following the group won't be on your route if you break out of the pattern, for the last nine years we have been the parts supplier and the trouble trailer, but because of my health we will not be there this yr, sorry, but they will have a trouble trailer John and Karen Danuser Fulton Mo
Just follow the directions in the tour route book. They've got it all figured out for you in advance so that you'll see as much as possible.
David- I think in a previous post you stated that this will be your first tour. Let me say that most tours- large or small- are well organized.
The routes are pre-planned and cue sheets are passed out to all drivers. Some tours are follow the leader tours, but most of the larger tours are by self navigation and it is best to follow a T driver who knows the route. Ask around and team up with a good navigator because some are better than others. Stops are usually planned into the route and plan on each day being an all day event.
I personally have been on the Covered Bridge Tour and can say that the one 2 years ago was very well organized and the stops were interesting.
Once you get there ask some of the folks who have made the tour previously. They will be a big help. Also, don't forget to read up on the history and construction of the bridges. This is a truly fun experience especially for the old Fords. Sit back and enjoy it.
David- in the photo of your Touring Car- what is that object on the running board back by the rear wheel? It looks like a small wheel rolling against the T's rear tire.
John it is a CB antenna mount. You have VERY sharp eyes must be a past military intelligence type
CB mount? I suspected some type of wheel for a friction type speedometer.
I was looking for you on the tour but I don't believe I saw you. I do believe I saw your car however.
So, how did you and your wife like the tour? Hope you both had a great time. I always enjoy the Covered Bridge Tour, one of my favorites!