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Monday, October 17, 2011

Brown County Day Trip

Exploring the Beauty of Fall

Every year, Matt and I drive an hour and a half south to Brown County Sate Park during the autumn season.

Brown County attracts tourist all year long, but when the leaves begin to change colors, the park is a magnet for people looking to take advantage of the park's beautiful autumn views.

I look forward to this day all year long.  I've been tracking the park's website "leaf cam" since the beginning of October in attempt to pick the perfect day to make our annual trip. 

This can sometimes be difficult, because there is only a small window of time for the leaves to change color before they fall.  Trying to work around work schedules and the ever changing weather patterns of the Midwest can make this small window even smaller.

This past Friday was our last chance to visit the park for the rest of the month due to work schedules, so we made the visit even though the leaves were not quite at peak color and the weather wasn't ideal due to winds gust. 

The park was still a little too green for me, but it didn't make the day any less enjoyable. 

I'm so glad we made time to go this year, because we had a blast admiring God's beauty while spending the entire day together.  And since park admission is only $5 per car, it was an inexpensive way to spend our Friday afternoon.

A Fall Picnic with a Great View
After exploring the park, we stopped at one of the many picnic areas for a light lunch.

A cheese and cracker platter with cheese spreads and sparkling apple juice hit the spot.

Hot chocolate and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies were a sweet treat on such a chilly fall day.

I got the recipe for the cookies from a blog I follow called Chef in Training.   They were really yummy.  You can get the recipe here.

And of course, there's the view.  The numerous views that the park has to offer are the main reason for our visit every year.

Fall Shopping and Some Small Town Charm

After our picnic, we drove into town for some fall shopping.

Nashville, Indiana, is a small town in Brown County that has quaint shops and is a popular destination any time of year.

During the autumn season, the experience is heightened due to all of the festive fall decorations displayed throughout the town.

Yep, shopping with the hubs was the perfect way to end our fun-filled fall day:)

1 comment:

  1. This makes me miss Indiana! I love going to Brown County in the fall! One of my favorite things to do! Looks like you had a great time!