Monday, June 30, 2014

A Little Southern Indiana Vaca

It's probably time for a bit of an update.  We have finally given ourselves some down time and taken a little vacation through southern Indiana.  We chose to check out a few in-state areas that people have always told us were neat, but we have never been. 
We started with a trip to Madison, Indiana on the Ohio River where we stayed in Clifty Inn at Clifty Falls State Park.  We enjoyed some small hikes to the waterfalls.  We walked along the river.  We ate great food at cute local restaurants - The Hollywood Tavern and Grill and the Crystal and Jules to name a couple.  We went shopping and enjoyed the views from our hotel room balcony. How could I forget watching the US vs Germany World Cup soccer match?  We have watched almost every World Cup soccer match that has been on in various bars and hotel rooms across the state.
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN - Make a Wish!
On one of the rides at Holiday World
See the falls behind us!
We left after a few days and drove across the southern part of the state to the western corner for a day at Holiday World and Spashin' Safari.  I (Adrienne) have become a little wary of thrill rides and roller coasters, but that is why Will is a good match for me.  He makes sure I have fun, and we rode several rides.  I made sure to safely watch our belongings as he rode the Voyage and the Legend.  My favorite was the Raging Rapids.  Not too rapid and you get wet and cool off :) They also have a "Turkey Gobbler" which is like the Buzz Lightyear ride at Magic Kingdom where you shoot turkey targets - I had the high score! 
Holiday World Carousel
The Seymour Reunion Band
The back roads of America
From there we crossed back through southern Indiana to Seymour for the evening to watch Will's dad's band play at his 50th high school class reunion.  Will's dad plays the piano / organ / keyboard in the band.  They were the life of the party.  I think they were glad to have us there for support.  We spent the night about an hour away at Monroe Reservoir near Bloomington, IN.  It was a little rainy this weekend so we stayed in mostly, doing some shopping, getting a massage and yet again watching soccer.  We met up with my aunt and cousin for dinner one night to visit and catch up.
Our final stop on our road trip was two nights at West Baden Springs hotel courtesy of my parents who wanted to treat us to something nice to celebrate our anniversary (a month early).  They've been to West Baden and French Lick hotels and really enjoy them and wanted us to see what it was all about.  We did a little gambling in the casino - Will won $60 - we went to the pool, had lovely meals, walked in the beautiful gardens and grounds and yes, yet again, watched World Cup soccer.

 We'd like to think we've become rather experienced at the "selfie" on this trip.  What do you think? 
The one thing we know for sure is that this trip would have been a whole lot more fun and interesting with a little one in tow to share it with.   We'll try to post some more about what we've been up to this summer in the near future!

~Adrienne & Will