Travel – Brown County, Indiana

Our first adventure in our little A frame camper in late October was to Nashville, Indiana located in Brown County. It is noted for it’s beautiful fall colors. We arrived just in time to catch the tail end of the magnificent fall colors this area has to offer. There are two parks well worth driving through and hiking in: Brown County State Park and Yellowwood State Forest.

The town of Nashville is very quaint with an abundance of novelty shops. You can take a ride in a horse drawn carriage or train tram that runs through town.

The leaf sculpture above is called “Soaring” and stands 18 ft. high in the center of town. And, of course, our little dog Bently, really enjoyed keeping a watch on all the activity that this small town had to offer. Would highly recommend a fall visit. Even with the constraints of COVID and the threat of rain, we had a very enjoyable afternoon!

Given this was our fist time traveling in our little pop up, we stayed at a nearby KOA campground. It worked out great. There was a wooded path to walk the dog and the location was just a few minutes from the places we wanted to visit. Would highly recommend it!

This is how it all began….

It’s funny how you find yourself on a new adventure that 3 months prior you would have told someone “we would never do that”. And you discover 3 months later you did do that, and there is a whole new travel world out there that awaits you!

We are a retired couple who for the most part are very active. We like to socialize, play golf, and travel. When COVID hit and restrictions were implemented, we had to get creative to keep ourselves safely active and busy.

We had read about e-bikes, and decided to test them out. Needless to say, we very quickly purchased two Magnum® foldable e-bikes which we love, love, love! We discovered bike trails in our area that we never knew existed and are able to ride 40 miles at a time which we could not otherwise do without the pedal assist.

Having exhausted all the local trails, our next step was to venture outside of our area to ride. We had heard about the Mississippi River Trail. Given the distance from our home, it couldn’t be done in one day. We would need to spend a night somewhere. We felt camping was a safe, COVID, worry free option. We purchased a tent and all the paraphernalia. Craig really enjoyed the experience of tent camping, Jan was one and done!!

So we started researching other options. We didn’t know the first thing about RV’s and never had an interest in purchasing one. We are “hotel” kind of people. On a whim, the RV research started. We wanted something that had a simple learning curve, easy to tow and low maintenance, would fit in our garage, and featured most of the comforts of home. The Aliner® Classic popup trailer met all the criteria. We purchased one in October and have already taken two wonderfully fun trips in it.

We are still in the discovery phase and are starting this blog to share technical tips we learned along the way, organizing ideas for small spaces, and RV sites we would recommend.

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