New Port Richey, Florida to Indianapolis, Indiana- A Snowbird Adventure

2016 Spring Snowbird RV Trip North –
New Port Richey, FL to New England via Indianapolis
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Part I – New Port Richey, Florida to Indianapolis, Indiana
is now complete. 17 days, five campgrounds and 1,034 miles. Photos, costs, links to our Day Trips and other information about the trip and stopovers on the following pages on our website.

Interstate Rest Areas List on I-75, I-64 and I-65 in Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee.
http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/northboundi75restareas.htm

Stopover #1 – Lake Park, Georgia (221 miles)
Eagles Roost RV Resort
Highlights: Good food and a visit to three local campgrounds.
http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/2016rvtripnorthday1and2.htm

Stopover #2 – Perry, Georgia (131 miles)
Fair Harbor RV Park
Highlights: Memorial Day trip to Andersonville – The Prison – The National Cemetery – The National Prisoner of War Museum.
http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/fairharborrvpark.htm

Stopover #3 – Chattanooga, Tennessee (221 miles)
Holiday Travel Park
Highlights: The International Towing & Recovery Museum and The Southern Belle. More good food!
http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/holidaytravelpark.htm

Stopover #4 – Mount Vernon, Kentucky (222 miles)
Renfro Valley Creekside Campground
Highlights: Pics and BBQ.
http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/renfrovalleyrvpark.htm

Stopover #5- Indianapolis, Indiana (239 miles)
Lake Haven Retreat
Highlights: Three museums and what else but more good food?
http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/lakehavenretreat.htm

Part II Begins – Indianapolis, Indiana to the Adirondack Mountains and New England
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We’ll keep you posted. Questions and comments
are always welcome. We are snowbirdrvtrails.com,

Niki, Jack, K.C., B.B. and Stanley

2014 Fall Snowbird RV Trip South – Days 7 – 13

Lake Haven Retreat
1951 W Edgewood Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46217-9678
317-783-5267

Lake Haven Retreat in Indianapolis
Lake Haven Retreat in Indianapolis

($174/wk) 203.58 w/tax or $29.08/day w/tax
Directions: Take Hwy 37 from the I-465 loop around Indy then left onto Edgewood. First Rt turn off Edgewood. Located about 1 hour from Bloomington to the South and 1 hour from Anderson to the North.

Level gravel pull-thrus, full hook-ups (FHU), cable, free WiFi, fishing pond, and laundry facility. Rate includes: 2 adults & 3 children. Anything more is an additional fee. No tents allowed on RV sites (unless approved by management). Limit of 2 cars per lot, must fit on the gravel. Sewer fittings must have a sealed connection. No parking on the grass or empty lots.

Lake Haven RV Park in Indianapolis
Lake Haven in Indianapolis

This makes a good home-base for everything you want to see and do in the Indianapolis area. It is in a light industrial/warehouse area but secure and located behind a beautiful firehouse complex. The trucks did go on call several times but the noise was minimal. There are many permanent/Seasonal rigs here but the people are friendly and the sites are all well kept.

We have enjoyed a week here visiting restaurants, RV Parks, and other interesting places including the huge annual book sale in Bloomington. We’ve taken many notes and photos and our reviews and comments will be added to the website as we have time to complete them.

Laundry facility in Lake Haven RV Park
Laundry facility in Lake Haven RV Park

Website: http://www.lakehavenretreat.com/
Campground Reviews: shttp://www.rvparkreviews.com/view_campground_review_details.php?cgid=3998®ion=Indiana&

Our next stop will be in Illinois.

Chillin’ in Indy

Marengo, OH to Indianapolis, IN –  212 miles
(Arrived on our 7th Night and 903 miles on the road
)
Staying the 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 1st and 2nd- (Fri – Thurs)

Snowbird RV Stop #4 - Chillin' in Indy
Snowbird RV Stop #5 – Chillin’ in Indy! – 1/3 of our trip complete

Lake Haven Retreat
1951 W Edgewood Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46217-9678
317-783-5267

$174/wk  (203.58 or $29.08/day with tax)
Just 2 miles from the Hwy 37 Exit off the I-465 Bypass.

We’ll be here for a week visiting family and friends in this part of Indiana where Niki grew up. We’ll have some pix of this RV park later in our stay.

Friday night we visited Grandson Christopher’s Homecoming Game and Saturday we spent the afternoon on Lake Monroe with Niki’s son Jay, wife Kathy, and their new boat. Lake Monroe is a large, man-made lake about an hour South of Indy.

Boating on Lake Monroe - Preparing to cast off
Boating on Lake Monroe – Preparing to cast off
Boating on Lake Monroe - Jay and Kathy's new boat
Let’s go Boating on Lake Monroe
Boating on Lake Monroe - Jay and Kathy
Boating on Lake Monroe – Jay and Kathy
Boating on Lake Monroe - A beautiful day
Boating on Lake Monroe – A beautiful, warm day!
John Mellencamp's lakeside retreat on Lake Monroe
John Mellencamp’s lakeside retreat on Lake Monroe
Niki and son Jay at Homecoming
Niki and son Jay at Center Grove High Homecoming – 9/26/2014