Sunday, October 04, 2009

Making the Most of the Weekend!

Yesterday, Saturday, I decided to take a drive and visit a little village in Indiana called Metamora. I had asked around about a cute place to shop with a Main street and someone had come up with this town. Delighted that my son is coming to visit for Thanksgiving, I wanted to see if this might be the type of place we might both love.

As I got close to the place the traffic started to crawl. Being that we are speaking of a two lane country road, I felt for the locals and wondered if the area was always this congested. Next parking in fields were announced and I started to realize that something was really up and that fortunately we were not talking accident! After shelling out $6 to park in a field, I walked around on the north side of the road. There were lots of merchant tents and hundreds of people! The actual town though was on the other side of the road and again there were lots of merchant tents and hundreds of people.

Without a doubt this is the largest street vendor fair I have ever seen. It just so happens that it was Canal Days (weekend) in Metamora, a beautiful old village. I wont bore you with the story of the town, you can check out more here. Let me just say that if you come to visit me there is a big chance that we will go and visit this beautiful town which is only an hours drive through beautiful countryside.

Having done so well going north west, today I decided to have another look at the Indiana side of the Ohio. Again we are speaking only 30 to 45 minutes away. This time it being Sunday the stores were closed in these little towns, yet given the beautiful weather, I was happy to walk out and enjoy the view and the perfect weather. I ended up in a town called Rising Son, which has a Casino set in a paddle wheeler.

I didn't go near the casino, but you can see it in the picture. There is a nice walk along the river and this is the most pristine part of the Ohio River I've yet to see. Closer to home the river is rather industrial looking.

Now I've done a considerable amount of crafting this weekend as well, for the YMCA Make-N-Take and Family craft class. I promise, I'll share either later today or tomorrow. Meanwhile, think about the fun we'll have when you come and visit me!


Lynne said...

I love road trips.

Summer Braxton said...

looks like fun. how far away is Cedar Point... I think that's the amusement park's name? It's known for awesome coasters, so I might get out there faster if you're close to it :)

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking I'm thinking, I'm thinking...hope my visit is soon!


M-C said...

Summer, your blog candy is on the way! We are Just south of Cincinnati and Cedar Point is north, past Toledo, so I'm not sure, I
ll have to check. I'm thinking another 6 hours north off the top of my head though!

Scraplin said...

Road trips are awesome and Metamora looks like a really great place to visit and shop! I loved the picture of autumn in Canada. WOW. You should venture a little south east into TN and NC next fall and see the fall colors in the mountains! OR next week further into IN, (closer to me!)is the Covered Bridge Festival.

Anonymous said...

That is wonderful that you are taking advantage of the beautiful weekends. I know after being in Fl for awhile you miss the fall and all the colors and smells. Sounds like you are keeping pretty busy. that is great. Miss you