Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bloomington, Indiana

My sweet brother ended his internship in South Korea a couple of weeks ago, so my mom, Karlee and I took a road trip to Bloomington (where he is in grad school) to take him his car and child (his Australian Shepherd, Abbie).

I was in my element.  There were Amish home places as far as the eye could see.... a farmer's market that spanned several city blocks and was filled to the brim with locally grown produce, home canned goods (syrups, jams, jellies, honey, etc.), local artisans (musicians, basket weavers, etc.), fresh floral arrangements (such beautiful eye candy), and more!

There were historical buildings with gorgeous blooms spilling over (petunias as far as the eye could see - something we are only able to grow in the early spring as the Texas heat kills them quickly), music piping through speakers to billow into the streets (fiddles, banjos, vocalists.... all so very talented), sweet locals, and such a sweet spirit among them all.

The food offerings are amazing. 

We had Turkish food at Anatolia.

((I had the Stuffed Chicken and Hot Tea...))
And, we ate yummy farm to table food at FARMbloomington.
((I had the Fennel Crusted Pork Tenderloin...))
And, there were awesome things for kids to do, too!

She loved the live music, meeting Alice (Alice in Wonderland is in the local theater), and playing at the Wonderlab.
Our trip was so much fun!

Have you ever been to Bloomington, Indiana?
Happy Saturday!


  1. ohmygoodness- such tempting food - You girls had a great trip didn't you. Thanks for sharing some of it with us. The pictures are great too so we know you [on some level] thought about "US"...never been to Bloomington but have lived in Indiana- Tell City. The festivals there in the fall were different than any we had ever experienced and there was a local pizza hangout that was known for the "World's best Pizza"...I think it was.

    1. It was such a fun trip.... And, Indiana is gorgeous! I had no idea that you had lived there. Beautiful country!

  2. Heather, my daughter is a professor at IU in the fashion department. I am such a fan of FarmBloomington, Talent, Finches and their farmer's market. So much fun! My son-in-law is a graduate student in the Kelley Business School. Small world!

    1. Oh my goodness! It is a small world! This was the first time I have visited, and I was so impressed. It is a wonderful place. My brother is a graduate student in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He speaks very highly of the university.