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! Follow my Daveland updates on Twitter and view my most recent photos on Flickr. See more vintage and current Grant County and James Dean photos on my James Dean web page.