Saturday, August 04, 2012

Back Home Again in Indiana: Grant County and James Dean, Pt. 2

A few more from Grant County today, beginning with a Covered Bridge in Upland, a neighboring community of Fairmount.

There's something reassuring about a Covered Bridge; it's like a link to the past. A place to pull your horse and buggy (should you have one!) into for cover during a rainstorm. I love hearing the boards of the bridge interior clip-clop under the weight of the horse's hooves as you cross through.

Our destination that evening was Ivanhoe's, a hotspot for locals and students at Taylor University. And visitors from Southern California!

It had been about 7 years since my last tasty frozen concoction here. They have the best sundaes and shakes. I feel my waistline expanding just thinking about it. We could barely wait to get inside.

Being together with great friends is the best; nothing like a little laughter to make a fantastic evening.

If you're wondering what else is in Grant County, here's a quick rundown. The birthplace of James Dean in Marion:

A Frank Lloyd Wright designed home, Woodside:

And a cool cemetery, The Indiana Order of Odd Fellows:

And best of all, cool signage!

More Indiana Adventures to come!

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Chris Merritt said...

Wow - really gorgeous images Dave!

Davelandweb said...

Thanks Chris!