Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Nashville, Indiana?

So I know that I've spent quite a bit of time these last few weeks talking about all the stuff going around IUB, most exclusively the weather and season. Growing up in Phoenix where people don't know what fall look like, and having never experienced fall myself before coming to IU last year, this season is a truly unique part of my college experience that I enjoy sharing with others. While the weather is still fluctuating, it is now starting to show a bit of a downward trend, so I fear this is my last post I can tie to this season before it is too cold to enjoy the end of fall that technically remains.

I know I mentioned last week about taking a drive to Brown County. If you're an IUB student or Southern Indiana resident and you have not been to Brown County then you need to clear your Saturday for this weekend. My boyfriend just took me on a fun day trip to Nashville, Indiana, and I can't recommend it enough! Although I highly suggest Brown County State Park, Yellowwood State Forest is a great alternative, which was where we went. You get almost the same outdoors experience and hiking as Brown County, without having to pay the park admission fee and dealing with the tourists.

You don't have to be much of a hiker to take to the trails and enjoy the gorgeous rolling hills and beautiful colors. We walked around and enjoyed the nice weather and beautiful fall colors. But, if you're keen on the sporty outdoors experience, I suggest stopping in downtown Nashville. We spent our afternoon browsing around in all the eclectic downtown shops and found a cute hole-in-the-wall restaurant that was decorated as a shrine to former IU basketball coach Bob Knight.

After a week of stressful tests and projects, visiting Brown County, hiking and perusing in the shops made for a nice end to the week. If you haven't made the trip one county over, you're missing out!

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