but the racers kept the action going and no one felt the
effects of the chilly weather. Navigating the golf course and
flying over depressions filled with water was invigorating, as
you can see by the action in these photos. .
Time was well spent after the races watching the hovercraft
models skim across the course. Here is Eric Goldstein's great
Sunday noon and high waters on the Wabash sparked the enthusiasm of the cruisers
all led by Chris Fitzgerald..
Chris has a wonderful way of organizing everyone on muddy river banks.
Just look at that direction he gives! .
And then there was the off road excursion at the gazebo. .
At the gazebo, Chris gave us a history lesson on how Terre Haute came to be...from Fort Harrison (1812-1912) to the present day city of Terre Haute. A stone marks the site and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the defense of Fort Harrison by a small body of U.S. soldiers and some settlers against the Indians in Sept. 1812. The fort was built by William Henry Harrison and at the time of the attack was commanded by Zachary Taylor, both of whom afterwards became presidents of the United States. Therefore, two future presidents of the U.S. walked this ground at the same time!
Some of the cruisers on the trip are shown here.
After eating at Clinton and returning to Terre Haute, it was
agreed by all 'we had a great time!'
...more hovering news to come later.
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