Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A Taste of Hendricks and Morgan Counties in Indiana {A View of What is to Come}

Last weekend, my family and I spent a weekend discovering the places, people, creations and food of Hendricks and Morgan Counties in Indiana. While only 4 hours away from Chicagoland, we really felt whisked away from the humdrum of our regular lives and came back recharged and renewed. We were able to pack in a lot in a short weekend but had a blast the entire time. We experienced nature, art, history, celebration, nostalgia and more. Everything we found not only delighted us but inspired us as well. Next week, I will be beginning a more in depth series on our discoveries. However, I wanted to give you a little bit of a sneak peek of what to expect. I am sure that many of you are busy planning summer trips and Hendricks and Morgan Counties are truly worth the drive!

On our trip, we learned about glass blowing:

Hot Blown Glass by Lisa Pelo

We seized upon the gorgeous weather to enjoy the beautiful local landscape:

McCloud Nature Park
Then, we saw candy being made:

The Martinsville Candy Kitchen: John and Pam Badger
and learned about some gorgeous but unique local art:

Homestead Primitives: Gourds by Ann Lankford
We had good, old fashioned fun at the Mayberry in the Midwest Festival based on The Andy Griffith Show:
The Royal Theatre, Danville
and even ended up in the paddy wagon:


During all of this, we also managed to stop and eat:

Perillo's Pizzeria
As you can see, we had quite the adventure! Over the next couple of weeks, I will be telling you the stories of the people we met and the places we explored. Before you know it, you will be on your way to enjoy a piece of Hendricks and Morgan Counties! 

**A special thank you to Hendricks and Morgan Counties for hosting our visit! We enjoyed every minute of our trip! All opinions are 100% our own.**

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