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The two RV Gypsies
rented kayaks at Turkey Run State Park
with their friends who live in Indiana
September 8, 2013

USA map showing location of Indianamap of Indiana showing location of Turkey Run State Park

The two RV Gypsies, and their friends from way-back in their military days, rented kayaks from Sugar Valley Canoe Rentals and paddled through Turkey Run State Park on a 3-mile kayak trip on Sugar Creek (longer trips were also available). They paddled underneath 2 historic covered bridges (the same ones they toured two days ago).

They enjoyed the beauty of Sugar Creek by drifting through its valleys in kayaks. The water level was low, and they had to get out of their kayaks and pull their kayaks to deeper water several times. This was the first time the two RV Gypsies ever kayaked. They usually just rented canoes. They learned that they like kayaks better than canoes (as long as they are open-air kayaks).

Sugar Creek has a "carry-in, carry-out" policy for trash. Trash bags were available at the office. There are fines of $500 or more for littering Sugar Creek. No Styrofoam coolers or glass containers allowed on Sugar Creek.

Swimming is outlawed and Conservation Officers have been known to ticket those who are swimming within the State Parks. A refundable deposit was required.

The two RV Gypsies and their friends, Sharon and Terry waiting to board the bus to the boat ramp at Turkey Run State Park

The two RV Gypsies and Terry
Karen and Sharon

yes Karen and Sharon were in the U.S. Navy together. Lee was in the Marine Corp. and Terry was in the Air Force. They all met when they were all stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Sharon was the maid-of-honor at Karen and Lee's wedding. Good friends forever.

Lee Duquette
Karen Duquette in her kayak ready to go
the two RV Gypsies starting their first kayak trip.
Lee and Terry in their kayaks

Below: Lee taking a picture of Sharon taking a picture of Lee - Karen Duquette was in the middle of both of them.

Lee taking a picture of Sharon and Karen
Sharon taking a picture of Lee and Karen

Sharon, Karen and Lee, trying to line up so Terry could take their photo.

Sugar Creek and kayaks
three amigos in kayaks

Lee Duquette enjoyed himself as he approached the historic Narrows Covered Bridge.

Lee and Terry
a very happy Lee Duquette
Karen Duquette kayaking Sugar Creek
Karen Duquette kayaking Sugar Creek
The two RV Gypsies kayaking Sugar Creek
Karen Duquette kayaking Sugar Creek
Terry and Lee kayaking on Sugar Creek
Kayaking Sugar Creek
Karen Duquette kayaking Sugar Creek
Lee and Terry converse while kayaking

Approaching the suspension bridge marks the half-way point of the kayak trip. The suspension bridge was closed off and cannot be walked on anymore due to deterioration.

Approaching the suspension bridge
Approaching the suspension bridge
The two RV Gypsies kayaking Sugar Creek
Sharon and Karen
Sharon and Terry

The water level on Sugar Creek was pretty low on this day, and several times, the kayaks got hung up on the rocky bottom of Sugar Creek, and everyone had to get out and drag their kayak to deeper water.

Lee Duquette kayaking Sugar Creek
Lee Duquette kayaking Sugar Creek

Lee Duquette decided to investigate the cave-type opening in the cliff.

Lee Duquette decides to investigate to cave-type opening in the cliff
Lee Duquette decides to investigate to cave-type opening in the cliff

Sharon told Karen to join Lee and Terry in the cave so she could take their photograph.

Karen Duqettte heads for the cave
Lee, Terry and Karen under the cave
Lee, Terry and Karen under the cave
Lee, Terry and Karen under the cave
Lee, Terry and Karen under the cave
Lee Duquette in his kayak
Lee and Terry
Lee, Terry, and Karen in their kayaks
Lee and Terry kayaking
Karen Duquette kayaks Sugar Creek

Terry, Lee and Karen Duquette approached Cox Ford Covered Bridge, which was the end of the kayak trip.

approaching?Cox Ford Covered Bridge
approaching?Cox Ford Covered Bridge
approaching?Cox Ford Covered Bridge
approaching?Cox Ford Covered Bridge
approaching?Cox Ford Covered Bridge
approaching?Cox Ford Covered Bridge
approaching?Cox Ford Covered Bridge
Menu for the two RV Gypsies in Indiana, 2013
You may visit the other three sites in any order you choose.
There is also a link to Ohio below.

bullet Indiana's most famous covered bridge

bullet more Covered Bridges in Parke County, IN

bullet Thousand Trails campground

bullet Kayaking Sugar Valley

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continue on to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies AFTER you have enjoyed all four sites above, please continue on to Ohio, the Big Twig Maze Sculpture Thing, the Carillon Bell Tower, Cedar Point Amusement Park, Cuyahoga NP, and more.