Happy Friday! Today’s post is a little different than the usual weekly overview. Earlier this week I had the opportunity to travel with my dad back to the city where I grew up. Although I like to claim the South as home, I lived in rural Indiana until the middle of my junior year of high school. None of my family lives in Indiana, so I hadn’t been back since the day we moved away in 2000. Here’s a peek at the highlights of my trip down memory lane!
Most of these pictures were taken from the car, with my phone. Bear with the blurriness!
The drive from the interstate into my old hometown of Connersville is filled with these sights – old farmhouses, barns, silos, soybeans and corn!
The hills fade away, giving travelers views like this. Fences, fields, and more corn!
One of our first stops was Brian’s Bookstore & Coffee Bar – where I held my very first job. As far as I could tell, it’s still the only place in town where you can get a latte. Brian remembered me from 15 years ago! It was great to catch up with him. If you’re ever in Connersville, stop in and tell them I sent you!
I always liked the covered bridge at Roberts Park. You can almost imagine a horse and buggy clopping through the bridge, all those years ago!
Kunkels Drive-In Restaurant – the site of our very first family Pajama Run!
This school is across the street from the first house we lived in, down the road in Cambridge City. It stood empty for many years, but has been renovated for business use.
More food related memories! This place has the BEST chocolate covered cherry flurries! I ate my first one as a little girl and have never found anyone who makes it like they do at Hilltop. As a little girl, my favorite hymn was “Mansion Over the Hilltop.” Not making that up!
This place has not changed one bit.
The happiest moment of the day…eating my long-loved flurry! 🙂
There are no pictures of the house that we lived in. The economy has not been good to my old hometown, and our house had suffered serious neglect. Being the homebody that I am, it was very sad to see the place that held such sweet memories fall to such disrepair. My mom wrote a really sweet post about the memories we have from our years there. Those memories will last long after the house has fallen down!
Thanks for coming on this trip down memory lane with me!
Have a lovely weekend!