After hearing everyone here rave about Brown County and how it is a must-see in the fall, we decided that Brian's fall break would be the perfect opportunity to go see what all the hype was about. On Friday, Oct. 12th we drove just over an hour south to Brown County State Park... and it definitely lived up to our high expectations.
Here is the entrance to the park... doesn't it look reminiscent of a bridge in Anne of Green Gables? I love it!
Right inside the park we found a perfect little playground and picnic area. We found a table and made lunch while the kids ran to play. It was even better because we had the playground all to ourselves and there weren't many other people nearby.
The kids were pretty excited to find a fuzzy caterpillar with Brian.
Thomas actually kept petting the caterpillar and we were amazed by how fast it moved.
Thomas loving the slide
Playing in the leaves
The kids were incredibly photogenic all day... Maybrie giving Thomas kisses
It was the most beautiful day, perfect fall weather!
Thomas found a stick!
Me & Brian
Love the sunshine through the trees
This fall outing was the perfect opportunity to give my new brown boots a day out.
One of the lookout points
Me and my kiddies
(I know we match, it was not on purpose, but it totally looks like a planned photo shoot .)
Just hanging out on a cute little bench along the walking trail
(Seriously, how did I get blessed with such adorable children!? Love them!)
Maybrie is becoming quite the photographer... she took this one of me, Brian & Thomas
View from the trail
Brian & Thomas
After spending a few hours in the State Park we headed down the road a few miles to the quaint touristy town of Nashville, IN. I heard it described as like the town Stars Hollow from the show Gilmore Girls, and that's exactly what it reminded me of. There are tons of adorable shops and restaurants, and most of them were all decorated for Halloween. It was very charming and just fun to walk around. It is one of those places that looks like it is straight out of a movie. Here are a few pictures:
It was a fabulous day! I absolutely love fall, and this was a wonderful way to enjoy it. Brian and I both agreed that it was one of those perfect days where you wish time would just freeze. A day where you just enjoy your family and nature's beauty. A lovely relax and recharge day!