I definitely can relate to Mr. John Mellencamp when it comes to his love for small towns. Being born and raised in Kansas City Missouri I have to say I * love* Indiana. For such a small state it has so much to offer, but for me it’s the small towns that make our state so special. After all we happen to live in one ourselves.
I noticed a bit more bickering going on amongst the girls this week. Yep I think the winter blues has began to set in. I shouldn’t be surprised really, I guess we got a little spoiled by all the beautiful weather we’ve had so far this winter. Oh it was time to shake things up with a day trip :).
The great thing about where we live is that we can head out in any direction and be out of our state in a little over 2 hours. This makes for many day trip options. So out the laptop came and the city of Columbus Indiana was chosen as our destination.
The city of Columbus is not only the home of Nascar driver Tony Stewart, it is also known for its modern architecture and art. There is so much to see and do but being that it *is* winter we decided to stick with the indoors. First up was a trip to Kid Commons ( to use their bathroom. I should also mention Miss Sky’s excitement over seeing that they had Madagascar hissing cockroaches too, oh all those connecting pieces) ;).Next up was Japanand we headed to work up an appetite.
We took a family portrait, played with some bubbles,then grabbed a bite to eat at the historic Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor.After indulging in burgers and ice cream we headed to the playground in The Commons to burn off some energy.(Both girls made it to the top, several times).And yes we did happen to run across some of that art the city of Columbus is known for.(it’s name is Chaos. )
Yeah I’ll probably be buried in a small town too, but I’m not complaining. 🙂