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Monday, May 14, 2012

Southern Indiana Road Trip

Good morning,

We took a mini road trip from Southern Ohio to Southern Indiana on an absolutely gorgeous May day. 
We live very close to the border of Ohio and Indiana so it doesn't take long to reach our neighboring state.
We traveled US Route 52 across Southern Indiana and past some beautiful farms and farm land.
Our destination today is Metamora, Indiana.
And, here we are.  Metamora is an old canal town that has been turned into a very pleasant tourist attraction.
This group of school children had just returned from a ride on the Benjamin Franklin, a canal boat on the Whitewater Canal.  The rail road track parallels the canal and train rides are sometimes available, but not today. 
 We were here to take pictures today. 
 The homes and businesses of this old town have been turned into gift shops and restaurants.
 For more information about the tourist attractions, click here for Metamora's web site.
 I'll have more images of Metamora to come.

Enjoy,
Lois

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21 comments:

Libby said...

I'm so glad I started following you! We are so close we can actually do this ;) And the photos look wonderful!!

Denise said...

Hi Lois, I love road trips and yours looks like one I would have truly enjoyed going on. Great photos!

Montanagirl said...

What fun! Looks like a neat place to visit.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

I love taking trips like this. It looks like there's a lot of history in this town.

karen said...

this looks like a fascinating place....you certainly get around!!

vicki said...

Lois- this is exactly the kind of thing that we love to do. Road trips are the best. I'll be looking forward to more photos-- these are beautiful!

Vicki

TexWisGirl said...

what a cool town! love the white farm buildings, too.

Kathy said...

I think you found a photographer's dream in that little town. And what a perfect day - just look at those billowy clouds in a beautiful blue sky!

Maple Lane said...

What a great trip. Enjoy your day, Lois.

Happy Days said...

Bob and i have been through Metamora, In a loooooog time ago. We were headed to visit some friends in that fair state. I don't remember it looking like this at all. ...debbie

EG CameraGirl said...

It sure does look like perfect weather for a road trip. I love visiting places with tons of history to share.

Karen said...

What a lovely little town.

Annmarie Pipa said...

what fun! and gorgeous weather too....good for you!

Nancy said...

Looks like a sweet little town! Looking forward to more of your photos. :)

Diana said...

What's better than an adventure day? Glad you had a good time Lois, It looks like an old little town.
Love Di ♥

Elaine said...

Delightful photos! I especially like the photos of the canal and the railroad tracks with the children in the background.

NixBlog said...

Beautiful day made for some excellent photos, Lois.

Keetha Broyles said...

We lived in north central Indian for 26 years, but never once did we visit Metamora.

Jack said...

It is a pretty little town. The photo of the white building with the red metal roof is my favorite.

Beth said...

This is my first time here. Wonderful set-up with gorgeous header!
I lived in Cincinnati for 7 years and always planned to make the drive on Rt. 52 into Indiana but never did.
Metamora looks charming and that is a lovely farm you featured. Sounds like a glorious way to spend a day!:>)

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Looks like a nice, big working farm, love all that white!
Sounds like you had a wonderful mini-trip!

Thanks so much for joining =)