This summer, I’m not taking a vacation. Last summer, I took 1 vacation, 1 EPIC adventure, and 1 road trip.
This summer I’m going to have an EPIC adventure. Plans have been put into place. Both Molly and I are excited for the 4.5 days she will be here because they are jam packed.
She arrives on the 24th at 2ish in the afternoon. Day 1 is only going to be driving around to where I grew up, work, and where my sister is buried. Mom is going to be going along on this drive because she can give more detail about the history of some of the places.
We’ll eat dinner at my place that night and either swim or get into the hot tub.
On Monday morning, we are going to get up early and hit the road. She had never been to Kentucky before so we are traveling down to Louisville.
While in Louisville, we are going to the Ali Center, the Louisville Slugger Museum, the Kentucky Derby Museum, and taking a boat cruise in the evening.
(Tuesday) Since she had never been to Indiana either, we are traveling back to Ohio via Indiana. We found a roadside attraction in Versailles, Indiana that we are going to try to find called Paulhedge. I have only been to the part of Indiana that is along I-70 and Indianapolis and northern Indiana. I’ve never been to south east Indiana.
We are going to go to Jungle Jim‘s on our way back and depending on how tired we feel we may also head over to Lebanon to see the Golden Lamb. The rest of the evening will be spent relaxing.
On Wednesday, we are going to eat breakfast at one of my favorite brunch spots. Then we are heading to Carillon Park and Hawthorn Hill. Afterwards we are going to hit up a donut shop, a coffee shop, a quick service restaurant featuring gourmet hot dogs, and a store that specializes in chocolate.
After going home for a rest, we are going to a baseball game in downtown Dayton.
On Thursday of that trip, we are heading north east to see the Ohio Caverns and maybe a castle.
On our way home, we are going to eat ice cream at Young’s Dairy and once again explore Yellow Springs.
She is leaving Friday morning. (Insert sad face)
After I drop her off at the airport, the Imaginative One and I are heading down to King’s Island for a day of fun.
All this fun during the week is the reason we call it EPIC adventures.
There is so much more I would love to do with her but there is not enough time.
Have a magical day,