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.