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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Yearly Brown County trip

Nashville, Indiana is an artist's colony.  This is some of the art right outside of the Visitors Center.

 Most of the stores and restaurants are in old homes or log cabins, so the entire town has a very warm and comfy feel to it.

 This clothing store below, Mulberry Cottage, is going to have a style show on Friday, November 13.  Sounds fun to me!

During the month of October, the weekends are packed in this area.  I'd highly recommend going during the week if it's at all possible.
This blue house/business is for sale if you know anyone looking for a business in an artsy touristy town.  It's right on the main street.  It's been cute shop for years but I'm thinking a combo B&B and shop would be awesome.

When you finish shopping....say for new shoes.....
or jewelry......

 or mocs....

You can go to the Daily Grind
and enjoy a sandwich or snack
or a latte'
or sit outside the Daily Grind in the courtyard
sporting your new hat!

This area of Indiana is very hilly and woodsy.  So we like to go driving through the country side and the month of October is a perfect time to do this.  First of all, this wonderful garden center has a lot of their plants marked down to half price.

 It's hard to see this chandelier (above) that I bought for Coral Belle, but you'll see it soon enough!
 Second of all, there are artist studio tours the entire month of October.  So, you go to the Visitor's Center and get a map of the studios then head out to the hills of brown county.  This is one of the studios.  He's a metalworker.  I think it's called Cox's metal works.  And they have this working water wheel.  Beautiful place.
 That was the only studio we made it to this year.  We had every intention of going to several of them but time got away from us.

We did find this along the roadside.  It's a huge cross
and there were jars with nails and pens and paper in them
 and you nailed your prayer to the cross.
 I thought it was very cool!
 The other thing you can do in Brown County is go to wine tastings.  This is Brown County Winery, and Chateau Thomas also has a tasting room in Nashville.

You can also go to the Brown County State Park, which is where we stay, and either driver though it, or hike (or bike ride or rent a horse!)  We saw this wild turkey while driving through the park.

Then a couple minutes later we saw an entire flock of turkeys!
I was taking a picture of this guy taking pictures of the turkeys when he turned and looked right at me!  Embarrassing!!!!!
Then we went for a hike through the park.  They have several trails from Easy,  Moderate, to Rugged.

They have family cabins, rustic cabins (below-where we stayed) and a lodge which is very nice.  The lodge has an aquatic center that you can use if you are staying in the park.  They also have horseback riding and bike trails.   And everything is within a few miles of each other.  I love spending a few days down here with my Shug every fall.

Do you have any places you visit on a yearly basis?

Cindy Bee


  1. Cindy, I used to take my daughters to Brown country park every fall. We would hike..go the Nashville and to Bean Blossom. I miss those fun times with my daughters. Your Suge looks handsome in his new hat. I love the shoes and that ring too. Thanks for showing all those wonderful pictures of that area. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

    1. Susie,
      I think you should plan that trip with your daughters now, for next year. Get it on the calendar.
      Or see if they want to go to the style show! What fun all of you would have. It's on a Friday night. You could spend the night! Anyway lady, make it happen!

  2. Love that area! Our family also went to Turkey Run to camp and walk tails and canoe when we were younger.

    1. Hey Brenda you reminded me of a time when Dave and I and his two sons went to turkey run and we went tubing. It was a lot of fun! When I was a kid our family hit up all those state parks. We had a camper that the sides pulled out. What memories!

  3. We have been to Brownsville County. It is a neat palce. Hmmm. Could we work in an overnight visit there! You got me thinking. We have driven through the park but never stayed there. We don't have our fifth-wheel anymore and sure do miss it. Thanks for the tour. Nancy

    1. Cozy Thyme Cottage, you just reminded me there is a campground in the state park! I forgot to mention that.

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  5. Hi Cindy, I went back and went through each photo on the click and see bigger button . . . I just had to take it in again and see more detail. The only thing wrong with this post is that I wasn't here with you. What a lovely get away, it is easy to see way you do this as an annual event :)
    Have a lovely rest of the week.
    Connie :)

  6. What a neat looking little town!! Wish I had known about it when we were travelling to Indiana regularly.

  7. What a neat looking little town!! Wish I had known about it when we were travelling to Indiana regularly.


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