Wander Indiana

Wander Indiana

After recently reading All the Bright Places,  I was inspired to “Wander Indiana.”  In my review of All the Bright Places, I describe how the main characters Theodore and Violet are given an assignment designed to inspire pride in their Hoosier state.  They are required to visit and report back on unique Indiana attractions.  Along the way, they discover some really obscure but fascinating places.  This made me curious to see what I could discover right in my own backyard.  I love a good adventure, especially if it is close to home!

My daughter Grace and I planned a little mama-daughter date day in nearby Huntington, Indiana. The plan was to see a movie, have lunch, and visit a cute little antique shop. I figured that while we were there, we could also check out a local park. What we discovered was a hidden gem smack dab in the middle of this small town. An abandoned rock quarry had been transformed into a lovely sunken garden. It was so enchanting, like something out of a movie. We, of course, had to have an impromptu photo session. Forgive the senior picture-style posing!

Wander Indiana, Sunken Gardens, Huntington, IN

There are so many wonderful surprises hidden around every corner, if only we choose to find them.  Next, we plan to wander through Berne, Indiana for their Swiss Days festival!  If you are interested in wandering, in either your own state or while traveling, I encourage you to visit RoadsideAmerica.com. There you will find lists of roadside attractions and plotted maps for every state. There is something for everyone to see. From kitsch to fantastic, these lists have it all!  Check out the attractions for your state and come back and leave a comment telling me one that you are excited to see.

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