Brown County Getaway

IMG_20160220_173101400My hubby’s birthday was this week. We decided to start celebrating over the weekend. We wanted to stay nearby, but we also wanted to get away. In Indiana we have lots of choices for that kind of getaway. We headed for Brown County!

Our first stop was the Brown County Winery. They really had some fabulous dry wines and we tasted and bought some for later enjoyment.

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Since it was a weekend trip we decided to visit one of many state parks and stay in the lodge. What a great choice we made! We headed to Brown County and stayed at the Abe Martin Lodge.

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Hubby always asks for an “Ocean View” no matter where we stay. We had to wait a bit for our room (we were early and went exploring). When we entered our room, we indeed did have an “Ocean View” in Indiana! That’s pretty special huh?

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One incredibly awesome thing was that although it is still February, last weekend was amazing and in the 60’s and even peaked 70 degrees for a bit! WOW! Much of our time was spent outdoors hiking- 10 miles worth. We did split it into two walks, but it was just spectacular. Hubby certainly enjoyed himself.

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Some trees had come down during a storm the day before. The path was blocked but all of us still found ways to get through.

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Afterwards we hit the hot tub. AND look at this indoor water park! What a great family getaway if you are ever this way.

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That evening we headed into Nashville (Indiana) and had great pizza and beer at Big Woods Brewery and Pizza. It is one of our favorite locations and well… we had to find a place with the Indiana vs. Purdue basketball game on. We had a great view of the game and great food! Added bonus is the IU won so that made the birthday boy very happy!

The next morning we found this lovely church to attend. The view from the sanctuary was like a dream. It was so pristine and beautiful.

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We highly recommend visiting Brown County, Indiana. There is so much to do for all ages. You will not be disappointed!

Do you have a favorite, nearby getaway?

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