4.15.2012

Easter, Spring and Everything After...

Spring has definitely sprung in Southern Indiana! Knowing the weather was going to be nice over my (lovely long) Easter weekend, Dad and I conspired to be tourists around Indiana (and a bit of Ohio), Zoe has been getting regular workouts out in nature, and it was National Library Week last week! Hope you thanked your local librarian! ;-)

Come tour with me...

After 35 years, I *finally* got to see "behind the hedge" and tour the Miller Home in Columbus...(so amazing, by the way)...

(Photography is not allowed. I'm so a rulebreaker getting this shot.)

Miller Home

We had coke floats at Zarharako's, somewhere I haven't been since about sixth grade (long before the renovation happened)...

*slurp*

We visited Conner Prairie, a place every Hoosier elementary school student had been to except me, so it was time to check it out!

Conner Prairie

Best part...I got to pet the sheeps! ;-) (I love sheep. Seriously.)

Shepherdess

Conner Prairie bonus: Shapiro's North was only 5.4 miles away...

Shapiro's Lunch

We visited the Garfield Park Conservatory for their Tulip Festival...the colours, the scents, the setting...amazing!

Conservatory

Waterfall

Amazing Colour

Outdoor Tulips

We drove to Cincinnati to go to Jungle Jim's to stock up on "British bits"... and lots of other goodies, of course!

Jungle Jim's!

We visited Streamcliff Farms, a great family-owned herb farm, winery and lunchtime spot...

Streamcliff Gardens

And a fabulous blackberry cobbler happened there...

Blackberry Cobbler Dessert

We picnicked on the shores of Lake Monroe on Easter Sunday...

Beggar

And then went for a beachy walk...

Deserted Beach

Some of us got wetter than others...

Having a Splash

We celebrated National Library Week at the library with popcorn and punch, quizzes, giveaways, flowers, by celebrating our staff with recognition pins and lunch, and hosting National Bookmobile Day!

National Library Week Display

More Flowers

And Zoe and I took walks all weekend, both in Harmonie State Park...

Cruisin' the 'Bash

And on the trail between USI and Burdette Park...

USI-Burdette Trail

I'm exhausted from all this activity! Wake me when it's time to go again...

Sunday Morning Snooze


When was the last time you were a tourist in your own backyard?

2 comments:

CAROL HAMMONDS said...

I love your blogs and your writing Marissa! You always make it look like you have such perfect little trips with all kinds of unique finds! And what a eye opener....being a tourist in your own back yard! I love it!!

Marissa said...

Awww...thanks, Carol! I've been lovin' your UP pictures of your explorations too! :-)