Sunday, August 16, 2009


I know what you are thinking, Are you ever home? Aren't you always on vacation? It may seem like it but really we aren't! In my family the entire summer was vacation meaning the Horn's would not be home the entire month of July so don't bother looking for them in town or at church because they won't be there. It looks like it has carried over to me as well and the vacation bug struck again. The two of us went down to Brown County State Park in southern Indiana to camp in a non-electric campsite it even had only pit toilets by us (but flushing and showers at the end of the loop). I cooked all of our meals while camping even when it was raining or just horribly muggy over the fire in the dutch oven. Go here to see our menu for the vacation with recipes. Also in Brown County we went to the town of Nashville Indiana, mostly it is not my favorite place and I find these towns really annoying because people spend their ti
me in the shops with junk you can find at any hallmark store instead of going 2 miles down the road to one of the best nature sites in the state! It really bugs me, but not nearly as much as Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge in Tennessee. (okay sorry about the ranting) We didn't buy much from any of the shops while there because other than the fact it was mostly junk it was way over priced. But three stores did get our business the first purchase was for the car it was an air freshener because it smelled like a mixture of smoke and musty, not fun. The second was a music shop the was selling everything for 60% off so we bought cookie cutters and buttons for our hiking backpacks. Finally we purchased some paintings...Okay we're really cheap and don't own anything for a house except one chair, a kitchen table and an organ, that's it. So we found (right next to a really fancy art gallery where our favorite was a mere thousand bucks of our single digit savings account) a wonderful place Affordable Art where they sell rip offs of your favorites. They were having a sell for 50% off everything including frames so we decided that our splurge for vacation would be a painting. First we bought a nice painting of sunflowers with a pretty white frame then while walking back to the car we decided to go and get our second choice as well because we wouldn't have a chance to come back for sometime and that way we would have something of ours to hang up on the walls of our house, so we picked up Starry Night too. While we were at the state park we did a hike and a scenic drive through the park and spent a lot of time inside the tent hiding from the thunderstorms that were sending water into our tent despite our tarps. We got a decent amount of reading done, I had to steal Phil's Philanthropy books before we left the house and make him take fun books for vacation-if you bring books for school/work it makes it less of a vacation. Right? He ended up reading Bridge to Terebithia and I read Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story, check it out here. After packing up and leaving the park we stopped by the Indiana State Fair got lots of free stuff and yummy grilled cheese sandwiches and crazy straws from the dairy barn. If you couldn't tell we had a great time and hope to head back south again sometime soon, hopefully when it isn't raining.

1 comment:

The Horn Family said...

Hey, I just wanted to let you know it's been a month since you last updated your blog.