French Lick & PCA Routes
February 28th must have been our coldest drive day ever! We huddled in the Newburgh Lock and Dam parking lot to get instructions from Mark.

Our mission was to check out routes planned for PCA Parade drives next June. We would drive to Tell City, explore  the roads from Tell City to Jasper and on to French Lick, grab some lunch, then split up and make sure written directions and maps to the various drive destinations were clear and accurate.

Uncertain about road conditions and temperatures, all but two of us drove a family sedan, truck, or SUV.

It was cold, but the roads were clear. So Criss Yelton and the Doras enjoyed the drive in their Porsches while some of the rest of us wished we had driven ours.

The sun came out and the scenery was especially nice. We rolled past St. Meinrads and through Ferdinand.

While some roads were familiar, the drive was visually fresh and different with all the snow on the ground.

With no leaves on the trees, the forest was brighter than it is during the warmer seasons.

It was interesting to see Patoka Lake covered in ice and snow.

Pretty.

We tried three different venues for lunch at French Lick, gave up, and decided to try West Baden Springs.

To get there, the more adventurous of us rode this restored Portuguese Trolley.

She topped out at 12 MPH and rattled a bit, but got us there, safe and sound.

Well, that was an interesting change of pace.

We lunched in the atrium, which is always very pleasant.

After dining, we got our final orders from Mark and headed off in a dozen different directions. Hopefully, our efforts on this icy day will ensure pleasant and uneventful outings for hundreds of visiting Porsche drivers this summer.





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