Saturday, June 5, 2010

Cows and Trains


Saturday, April 10th was a beautiful day. We got an early start and drove the little car two hours to Fair Oaks, Indiana where we met members of the Early Birds of Hoosierland (EBOH) for a tour of the Fair Oaks Farms "Dairy Adventure Center". We have passed this facility hundreds of times on Route 65. The tour included a "birthing barn", a 3D movie, displays, a bus tour of one of the largest dairy farms in the US and a view of the milking process.

From the Dairy we caravanned (at least 15 little 'Birds) to Monon, IN where several more EBOH members joined us. More than 40 of us enjoyed a special dining experience inside the Connection Museum at the Whistle Stop Restaurant. The museum houses a collection of artifacts and memorabilia from the railroads' bygone era. Exhibits include a display of dining car china and silver, hand-held lanterns, restored brass steam locomotive bells and whistles, and a full size replica of an Illinois Central depot.

The EBOH Club held their monthly meeting during lunch and we were warmly welcomed. This itinerary would be an easy one for a CTCC day trip. Also, we have been invited by the EBOH to plan a joint outing with them sometime. If anyone has an idea for a fun and interesting activity halfway between Chicago and Indianapolis, let us know.
- Liz & Bill Werth

1 comment:

Fair Oaks Farms said...

Hi Liz & Bill!

Thanks for stopping in at Fair Oaks Farms with your club. Next time you're halfway between Chicago and Indianapolis, stop in and say hi!