River Road - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Off the Beaten Path Discoveries made about unique destinations, or roadtrips that are beyond the scope of a single holiday

  • 2 Post By Gregg
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 06-25-2014
Challenge's Best Friend!

Gregg's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Southern Illinois
Vehicle: 2009 SLK 350
Other Toys: 2012 ML350, Truck, and Tractor
Posts: 2,432
Chats: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,406
Thanked 458 Times in 279 Posts
(Thread Starter)
River Road

This morning I drove along the Wabash River Road from my home to nearby Palestine. The sky was brilliant blue and the sun shone brightly. In 35 miles I met only 1 automobile. Short trips can be among the best!

The small picture is a sign off the road near my home that marks the Sammy L Davis farm. Sammy was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. His unit fell under heavy mortar attack by the North Vietnamese Army. Sammy manned a machine gun to give his fellow soldiers cover fire so they could fire artillery in response. He was severely wounded, but ignored warnings to take cover, taking over the unit's burning howitzer and firing several shells himself. He also disregarded his inability to swim and crossed a river on an air mattress to rescue three critically wounded American soldiers.

This soft spoken unassuming man is the bravest I've ever met. He is a constant reminder of what courage really is............
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Wabash River Road.jpg (47.8 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg photo 2-002.jpg (39.7 KB, 3 views)
Der Flieger and simplyslk like this.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Gregg is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > General Discussion about Mercedes Benz SLKs > SLK Road Trip Section > Off the Beaten Path


Quick Reply
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Road Tax dissapearing soon ? Delucas SLK R171 General Discussion 8 06-17-2014 12:03 PM
Wabash River Road Gregg Fall & Winter RoadTrips 0 11-28-2010 04:20 PM
Very cool road in Orange County Durkatlon U.S. California 5 08-29-2010 02:00 PM
The most awesomest hidden road in SoCal I've found -- yet! Bleen U.S. California 8 03-30-2010 02:42 AM
Lower Glendora Mountain road. Tslick SLK Videos 2 09-10-2007 10:49 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.