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    NSSO Home > Newsletter > Archives > Issue 20

Fall 2006 Color Gathering - Turkey Run State Park, Indiana

Our 2006 Fall Color Gathering took place 10/20-10/22/2006 at Turkey Run State Park in Indiana. This park is NW of Indianapolis. The colors were perfect. And, the park is located in Parke County, IN, covered bridge capital of the world. We were there the last weekend of the annual week-long Covered Bridge Festival.

From left to right: Wanda Vanbuskirk, Steve, Josie & Lisa Bowman, Nancy & Mabel Kroes, Bob Vanbuskirk, Shelby & Christina Fitch, Nancy and Rob Hesselmann

Rob and Nancy's Site

Nancy & Mabel's Site

Bob & Wanda's Site

Christina's Site

Cox Ford Covered Bridge, just outside of the campground

Road in the campground, coming around to the loop where we were camped

Mabel, trying to keep warm!

All of us hiked some of the 11 trails in the park of over 2,000 acres.
Joey, Christina, Jasper & Shelby and Mabel and Nancy did
Trail 2, a "rugged 1.5 mile trail"

The suspension bridge over Sugar Creek which runs through the park

Sugar Creek

Box canyon along Trail 2

More of the box canyon - when they said rugged, they meant rugged!

More Trail 2

This is part of Trail 2

Shelby, Joey, Nancy & Mabel standing in front of one of the virgin trees in the park

Trail's end, Mabel is ready for a nap!

Hayride provided by the campground. Looked like fun!

Christina & Shelby and the 1967 15' Gaucho

Christina's interior (dinette bed)

Christina's potty room

Christina's gaucho area

Bob and Wanda VanBuskirk and their 1977 13' Gaucho.
Bob has done a total rebuild on this Scotty, from 8/2006-10/2006!

The front of the VanBuskirk Scotty

Nice job on that new ceiling Bob!

The kitchen

The gaucho - very pretty cushion covers!

Nancy and Mabel Kroes and the 1961 13' Front Kitchen "Little Cowgirl"

Little Cowgirl's Kitchen - awaits formica & sink

The rest of the kitchen - not going to put a stove back in it

Little Cowgirl's Cowgirl Dinette!

Rob & Nancy Hesselmann and the 1948 Mobile Sportsman
Rob rebuilt this trailer from scratch - check it out!

I like what Rob has done with his door

Rob made the screen door

A view of the screen door interior

And, another view of the screen door

The kitchen

Lower kitchen. Rob has a modern refrigerator behind the vintage door

Dining room

And the back couch/bed

Lisa, Josie, Shadow & Steve Bowman and their 1966 HiLander
Steve has replaced the front window with a non-Scotty window -
the original was too far gone

Potty area

Dinette "Trick or Treat"!

Dinette - very cute retro fabriced pillows and love the black & white checks


Back bed - more cute retro fabriced pillows!

Our bonfire, at Rob & Nancy's. We're eating our potluck.

Potluck - brat tasting. We had apple, cheese, and pineapple brats

Potluck food - yummy chili, cowboy beans, mac & cheese and much much more!

The unveiling of "Mabel's Movie House" where we enjoyed a vintage Lucy & Desi
film, "Forever Darling" (they camped) and the new movie "RV".


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