Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Here is the "Story"

So yesterday, we got all packed up and hit the road for Brown County, In. This is about a 40 minute drive for us. We had our bathing suits on and we were all ready to hit up the pool! But when we pulled in this is what we saw.

Are you kidding? Closed? On a Tuesday? Come on people it is 90 something degrees here and we are hot! They weren't hearin' it and they didn't open for us! So we tried to make the best of it and tough out the heat. So here is what we did...we went for a pony ride,
We left the deer some dinner treats,

We did a mini hike,

We drank green juice (ok, I did... the rest of the fam had carrots and hummus)
And then we found "The Story" the famous "Story Inn"
Matt discovered this little piece of heaven while on a mountain biking trip with his brother and has been dying to take us there. I fell in LOVE! First off the place is so stinkin' cute and secondly they served us our drinks in Ball Jars! My kind of place!
Here is a snap of the inside of the restaurant. It is also a bed and breakfast with 13 rooms. We got to look inside 5 of the rooms and I can say we will definitely go back for an overnight. Oh, and it is "haunted" Matt and I love some Ghost Hunters action!
They had lots of fantastic vegetarian and non vegetarian choices. They also serve LOTS of local items! Including several ingredients that they grow in their own gardens! Have I mentioned I fell in love! Unfortunately, we got there in between lunch and dinner so we could only choose from the bar menu, so we just had a snack. Sophia enjoyed some local ice cream from a dairy farm in Columbus, IN
Here are some other views that we enjoyed on our impromptu trip. Beautiful flower gardens,

Cool tractors and barns,

Covered Bridges (and a little girl OVER mommy's camera)

Wide open spaces
Beautiful Butterflies,
Lots of sweaty hair,

And then to top off the night we enjoyed this along with some Bachelorette on DVR. Nice! By the way if you like sweet wine you should try this Woodbridge Riesling. It is my new Fave!

Tomorrow is another special day! Matt and I will have been married for 9 years tomorrow! Yikers, we are getting old better with every passing year! Where does the time go? Especially once you have kids, the time really flies!

Thanks for reading my "Story" If you haven't been to Story it is SO worth the trip!

Peace, love, and wide open spaces,


  1. I love Story, Indiana! It's a quaint little place and we love to stop there while out on the motorcycle! And...I've heard that there have been more "sightings" since they started serving a complimentary bottle of wine with the rooms!

  2. I love Story, Indiana! I love riesling too...I'll have to try it! Sounds like you guys had fun!

  3. Christina, I bet that would be an amazing motorcycle ride on those winding roads!

  4. Krista, you def. should try that brand. It is so good and SO cheap. Meijer always sells the jumbo bottle for $10