S: LEE'S BIRTHDAY ADVENTURE
BC: "There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends." | -- Hillaire Belloc
FC: lee's birthday adventure
1: Destination: Jasper, Indiana! | 28 August An early birthday trip --
2: The Jasper Depot was built in 2005. It is a replication of the original depot which was built in 1908 and torn down in the 1960s.
3: The Jasper Train Depot was built in 2006. It is a replication of the original depot which was built in 1908 and torn down in the late 1960s. | Lee checks out the engine. | AAAALL ABOOOARD!
4: Jasper to French Lick Express
5: The best way to see a country is from a footplate of a locomotive. -- George Dow
7: Lounge Car #300 This car was built between 1917 and 1922 and was originally equipped with shelving to transport deceased World War I soldiers back to their home towns.
8: Marjorie's favorite car!
9: Parlor Car #400 The age of this car is unknown, but it is believed to have been built in the 1940s. Its original use was as a military hospital.
10: Getting there is half the fun -- | Inside Burton Tunnel | Monon French Lick depot
11: I | But what a destination! | West Baden Springs Hotel -- Architectural Eighth Wonder of the World
12: West Baden Springs Hotel
14: For many years, the 200-foot wide dome was the largest free-spanning dome in the United States.
15: Exquisite details | Exquisite details
16: Ballard's Bar A lovely birthday dinner under the Atrium, serenaded by violin
17: The Atrium's enormous 14-foot log Rookwood Pottery fireplace features the hotel mascot, Sprudel. Sprudel signifies the mineral springs on the hotel's grounds.
18: Hotel Lobby -- magnificent in its own right, it is dwarfed by the sheer size of the Atrium. | Original tile floor
19: And we didn't even see the gardens!
20: Homeward bound! | Tired, but happy--
21: Club Car #200 This car was originally built for the Milwaukee Railroad in the 1940s, and it was used as an overnight coach car.
22: H | A | P | B | I | R | T | L | E
23: Y | P | H | D | A | Y | E | !