Wine & Dine to Salem 06/20
Newer members Jimmie & Donna Driscoll are becoming the lead planners for extended Drive N Dines. Their latest one was to meet at the Brown County Winery for a 10 AM bit of tasting before heading on down IN 135 to Salem for lunch. In their pre-runs they found there were several spots that 135 had major detours, but with a bit of luck they found twisty local roads around the bridge closings. Along with Jimmie & Donna those able to go this time were Harry & Tillie Barthalow, Ray & Sherry Chester, Ken & Teresa Christie, Wylie & Rita Etscheid, John & Marg Herder, John & Ruth Vess, and Tammy DeWitt along with her Aunt. If you missed the first one and want to do this trip they are running Salem 2 on Thursday July 20. Look for a report and more pictures to be added soon. The plans for the trip are below. Thanks to Wylie, Sherry and Jimmie for the pictures.
We start the trip with wine tasting at Brown County Winery. The winery opens at 10:00 am. They have a Black Raspberry wine that is strong and good. Donna and I love their Port also. They have a wonderful selection. Please be at the winery soon enough to sign the waiver.
We depart at 11:00 am by heading west on US 46 to US 135 S, which is winding and hilly and sometimes narrow. There is beautiful country side all the way to Salem. The caravan should take about one hour. Allowing additional 15 to 20 minutes to park and arrive at Christie’s.In Salem, you need to check out the Victorian style houses, brick streets and the town square. Salem was laid out in 1814. The Post Office has been in operation since 1816. This is where Morgan’s Raid occurred in 1863. Then onto Christie’s restaurant on the square which has the best criss-cross sweet potato fries. We have planned to be seated around 12:30 pm to provide one hour and thirty minutes to eat and visit. We need to restrict to 15 cars due to banquet room holds 30. There is parallel parking enough for everyone. The secretary to the Mayor said she might be able to block off parking for us. It is a nice two hour ride back to the north side of Indy. To get back to the north side by 4:00 pm you will need to depart Salem by 2:00 pm.
Salem Trip II