Continued Weekend Exploration Posted June 27, 2012 - 9:35:27
I meant to post this a few days ago, but I ended up a little busier than I anticipated. This last weekend, in celebration of our second Wedding Anniversary, Crysta and I decided to go out and do what we enjoy the most: exceptionally nerdy exploration. As the days go by, I think it's becoming more and more evident that Crysta and I are secretly old people in disguise.
We took the short drive Northeast to Delphi, IN to check out Wabash-Erie Canal Park. The park is, frankly, kind of amazing. It's built around a small remaining section of the Wabash-Erie Canal, around which they've built an educational park about that period in history.
There are historic buildings from the area that have been relocated to the grounds to create a "Pioneer Village" you can explore (including guided tours of the largest house on the grounds), an "Interpretive Center" museum detailing the history of the Canal, and - what may be one of the coolest parts - a canal boat ride on a 2/3 scale recreation of a canal boat.
The tours of the Cole House and the Boat tour cost money, but the rest of the park is, amazingly, free. If you're in this area of Indiana, it's definitely worth spending a few hours there.
Afterwards we grabbed a late lunch at The Stone House (which has, officially, the best burger I've tasted since moving to Indiana), and that night we drove over to Monticello to catch Brave at the Drive-In.
This was, of course, a fantastic way to spend a Saturday.
So yeah, that happened, and eventually it will happen again - as we were too tired to explore some of the areas of the park that were a little more of a hike down the trail. The moral of this story, like always, is to get your ass up and take a look at the world around you... because it's definitely worth it.