Monday, September 22, 2008

Spring Mill State Park

We had a wonderful time away exploring the working pioneer village at Spring Mill State Park in Southern Indiana. We saw a working leather shop, smithy, weaver and grist mill. The weather was gorgeous and the interpreters so engaging to all of the kids. My favorite part was just being outdoors. We aren't quite up for an adventurous hike at his point, but John and I did catch a nap on a big blanket under the trees. Perfect.






State park inns are some of the best hotels. They are extremely affordable, clean, uniquely decorated and geared for large family gatherings. Spring Mill Inn has an indoor pool and large game room with ping pong and lots of board games. Often families can be found there eating takeout in their pajamas. That's my kind of place.



And to end our trip on a more perfect note, on the way home we stopped by to visit my friend, Cindy, and her wonder dog, Cheddar.


7 comments:

Shannon B. said...

That is beautiful, where is it?

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Makes me want to go back!
BTW, I am SOOOO glad you kept telling your kids they couldn't get the hamster out of the cage. How traumatic would that have been for them to find her in there DEAD?

Heather L. said...

What a beautiful place! It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Maybe we'll get there sometime!

mindi said...

I LOVE spring mill!! We usually go every year, but with Kevin gone this year, decided not to go. Next year for sure. Glad you guys had a great time!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Beautiful! So glad you made that memory. Looks like such fun!

Sniz said...

It was SOOO good to see you yesterday!!! I've missed you, friend! The coffee idea with the girls is great. Let's plan a night next week!

So how much does the inn cost per night? That looks like a great thing to do with the family!!!

Tisha said...

Seriously Monica, you take amazing photos! Looks like a lot of fun. We have never been there, but it is now on the list. :)