Annie and I recently decided it would be a fun journey to attempt to visit all 92 counties in the state of Indiana. And by this, I mean do something fun/meaningful in each one – not just pass through, but actually enjoy some attraction or benefit of the particular area.
And thus our adventure was born. Here are the ground rules:
- We’re starting from scratch, as of 05/08/2011. Nothing previously visited or done within the state counts.
- In order for the trip to count, all 4 of us must go. Others may go as well, but the trip must include at least include our whole family.
- There’s no set timeline or guide for how long this will take. But we’ll endeavor to visit a new place as often as possible, to keep the travel fresh.
- We’ll probably think of more as we go.
Back in September, we decided to brave a three hour flight in the Cessna to check out Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes.
One cold winter day when we were bored, I managed to talk Caleb into a long weekend getaway. I was really hoping for 3 glorious days on the beach but we decided upon a couple of days at the Great Wolf Lodge in Mason (aka Cincinnati) Ohio.
Winter and airplanes don’t always mix well together. Continue reading
The other day I happened across a blog post about Kelsay Farms. When I mentioned it to Isaac, he seemed excited about visiting the cows so on Saturday, September 29 2012 we headed out to the farm.
On Saturday, September 1, we loaded the kiddos in the car (yes the car, Hurricane Isaac was predicted to make his grand arrival and Caleb did not want two Isaacs to deal with in the plane) and headed north. Our original plan was to check out the Muncie Children’s Museum and then head up to Fort Wayne to meet Cousin Hope.
Saturday, August 11 turned out to be airport fly-in day for us. We visited the North Vernon Municipal Airport, which hosted an Airport Awareness Day and later that morning also attended a fly-in at Camp Atterbury. I’ll cover Airport Awareness Day here and I’ve put Caleb in charge or writing up the Atterbury post.
Back on July 3, Columbus Municipal Airport held it’s Airport Awareness Day.
At the event there were about 25 local planes on display. Many local pilots were on hand and willing to chat. The Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum was open free of charge, as well. Unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to tour the museum (Isaac was having fun checking out the planes and playing with some kids), maybe another day.
On Saturday, July 21, with Caleb’s flight instructor in tow, we flew up to Tipton County to visit Grissom Air Force Base. Grissom had been on our radar for a while but we hadn’t made it up that way, yet. The allure of a Fly-in/pancake breakfast/lunch/$5 museum tours made this activity perfect for this Saturday.
On Saturday, July 14 we decided to fly over to Terre Haute and visit Grandma Cindy for her upcoming birthday. It so happens that Grandma Cindy lives very close to Parke County so we also decided to visit “Indiana’s Most Famous Covered Bridge.”
Back in May, we purchased a Groupon for Hunter’s Honey Farm. Around the same time, Isaac developed an obsession with bees (luckily it’s only resulted in one bee sting). On Saturday, June 30 we packed up the kiddos and headed over to the bee farm to check things out.