The Life of a Home Mom

To Indiana and Back in a Weekend

On Friday we decided to head to Indiana. Why? Well as I mentioned before the hubby found out we would be moving there later this year so we wanted to check out the cities and see what town near Indianapolis we’d want to move. I’ve moved enough in my life that I know that you really want to research, especially when kids are involved. So we looked up a few places we wanted to visit and decided once we got there we’d look around a bit and give the town a yes or no and grab a bunch of flyers/newspapers from that town to look over once we got home. To some this may sound crazy, to me it sounds smart. So once the kids got home we were off!

The kids already knew the night before and had all their “stuff” for the trip packed and ready. We rented a vehicle due to our own car being too small and not reliable enough for a trip like this. By the way there was no snow on the ground the whole way up there like I thought there would be. We stopped at a hotel in Illinois due to me having a homework assignment due Friday night and the connection disconnecting. I didn’t want to chance it. The hotel was nice (comfort suite) but we couldn’t really see much that night due to the thick fog. You can see in the pic the morning view from our room.

We reached Indiana only a few hours later and besides the visitor’s centers (rest stop) we discovered you could only find apartment guides/real estate guides at Kroger’s. Back here you walk down the store fronts and find the little newspaper boxes full of them. The only plan we had was to check out the place and go home but we decided the kids did so well that we wanted to treat them, since the BIG game would be Sunday we didn’t want to be in Indianapolis, so we went to Bloomington and visited Wonderlab, a hands-on science museum. My only issue is they charge the parents much more than the kids and there really isn’t much for parents, this is totally for kids. I’ll do a post on that trip in a moment but for now I’ll say they had a blast.

On the way home we did take a “scenic route” that took us an hour to get out of the backwoods, we even came across a country gas station that had no credit card machine on it and made you pump first. This is so unlike the city where you have to pay first. The weather was awful bad too which made traveling slightly harder. We ate out the entire trip, but I think we’ll have memories from each place we went. On Sunday we kept going to and when we stopped off at Ruby Tuesday’s we stayed until close to the end but missed the last shot.

We did end up making two big purchases on this trip, one was the dvd player as you can see in SoccerBoy’s hands and the second is a digital camcorder which means I’ll try vlogging too. Oh the dvd player definitely came in handy and now is the favorite tv to watch even at home. Little A as you can see had been watching tv with his brother but fell asleep. Now no trip is complete without an incident, we had two actually. 1.   when Soccerboy left his beloved hoodie in the hotel after we were half way out of town, thankfully they had it in there and let us have it. 2.  When we came to Bloomington and witnessed a protest march (honestly I’ve only ever seen them in movies) against abortion to which point our kids wanted to know all about the subject. I also have pics of the Bloomington mall and you would not believe it, too cute and small town, I’ll post those in a bit too.

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