Friday, July 20, 2012

Road Trip: Indiana Bound

Last year we planned a trip to visit Aunt K in Bloomington, Indiana.  A short drive away is Brown County, well known for its amazing natural views.  We stayed at the Brown County State Park Abe Martin Lodge, which has a new aquatic center within the facility.  Amazing.  What a wonderful place to spend a weekend.  And of course lovely visits with Aunt K, well worth the trip!

Checking in at the Lodge.

M swimming at the Abe Martin Lodge aquatic center.  They even had life guards on duty at a hotel pool!

C trying out the water spray feature.  There was a lazy river, a water slide, zero depth entry!

Another cool feature is this old wildfire watch tower that is not converted into a scenic viewing tower.  The kids climbed all the way to the top in open fresh air!

C climbing the tower.

Pic of the kids with the tower in the background.

With Aunt K, we spent a few hours at the WonderLab Museum in Bloomington.  C spent most of his time playing with this contraption, which is a system of tracks and simple machines that move colored golf balls throughout the machine and children can control where the balls go.  He was enthralled.

 M is creating very large bubbles!

That's a bubble too!

We also spent several hours at the Bloomington Park District Bryan Park Pool, which reminded me fondly of the old Crystal Lake Pool I grew up at.

With Aunt K we grilled out dinner on Saturday night and watched a movie.  It was great to spend some quality time in her neck of the woods!


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