Travel Blogs from Franklin
Day 39: 6,160 miles
Wednesday thru Friday, July 9-11
I arrived -- without mishap and in relatively good time -- at the Indianapolis home of Brian, Lisa, and the lovely Miss Brianna. I met Lisa (Wally's younger cousin) and Brian a long time ago and fell in love with both of them immediately. How could you not? Smart, funny, kind... they're great fun to hang around with. I knew I couldn't come this close without stopping by.
Besides, I could ...
... It was nice to have a little browse.
Unfortunately we had just had brekky so we couldn't justify buying the fresh baked goods... the smell made it very tempting!
We went to the movies to see X-men. $8.50... so cheap! The seats in the theatre were so so comfortable! The movie wasn't too bad either. Being a Wed arvo we pretty much had the theatre to ourselves.
Afterwards we played a round of 'Glow in the Dark Mini Golf'. ...
... State Museum, Central Canal, Veterans Memorial, Soldiers Monument and Wrigley (Victory) Field. The trail was a very good way to see the city. It was marked out nice and obviously so that you couldn't get lost and it has a separate path making it easy to get around and not have to worry about pedestrians.
After the bike ride we made our way to the NCAA Hall Of Champions. The museum was dedicated to telling the history of all 23 NCAA sports. These ...
... magnificence of this magical place. The longing was then magnified as I heard stories of Peru. A friend of our family grew up in Peru and from time to time I would hear snippets of life there. Tales of time gone by intrigued me. I added it to my 'Bucket List’ and tried to talk it up with my friends. I always had a feeling this would be a solo journey, but you never know. For many years I would see glimpses of Machu Picchu through various travel ads ...
It was a lovely, bright morning when I arrived in one of the many parking lots outside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway shortly after 7am where I found thousands already parked, many with the tailgate party well underway. I made my way to the track to soak up the atmosphere and what an atmosphere it was. Slowly but surely the stands began to fill as the traditions were observed from the legends parade to the driver introductions, the singing of "Back home in Indiana" ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking