When I left Europe, I headed back to Indiana for the last phase of my journey. If you will recall, this all started with Buddy and me taking a train from Los Angeles to Chicago. Now, I was going to finish packing Tanya’s trailer, take some photos of the inside of the house, put up a For Sale sign and drive back to California. Tanya was coming to stay.
These photos include stops at Billy Barooz Pub & Grill in Champaign, IL; Shamrock, TX; Chama River Brewing Company in Albuquerque, NM and Flagstaff Brewing Company in Flagstaff, AZ along with other various sights found along the way.
Since my time in Indiana is drawing to a close, we have been spending time visiting places we enjoy around here. One of these places is County Line Orchard in Hobart, IN. The thing I like most about County Line is their pumpkin donuts. We took a drive over there today to pick up some of these delicious snacks, then went for a walk through the orchard to take photos of the apple trees.
County Line Orchard is good clean family fun, with a petting zoo for the kids. They also let you pick your own apples, so if apples are your thing, head on over. They have a wide variety and the price is right.
There is a good chance you have heard of Orville Redenbacher and his famous popcorn, but did you know he was from Valparaiso, IN? In 1979 Valparaiso had their first Valparaiso Popcorn Festival to salute Redenbacher and popcorn.
This is a two day event with a parade, a 5 mile run and other festivities. As my transportation is limited and the downtown streets are closed off, I once again missed the actual event. However, one of my favorite Valparaiso eateries, Pikk’s Tavern had a Popcorn Fest Party with musical entertainment. After leaving the hot air balloon festival we headed downtown for some food, beer and music supplied by Funkshoe. These photos were taken at Pikk’s and downtown Valpo.