We headed to Indy late Friday morning. On the way, there is this restaurant called Blue Springs Cafe that has foot high pies. I am not a huge pie fan at all, but I have always been so curious about this place, so this time we finally stopped there and had lunch. Verdict? Nothing special, at least in our opinion. The interior of the place was super cute, but the food was just ok, as was the pie. Just one of those, glad we finally went and tried it, but won't be back type places. The rest of the drive was uneventful, which is always a good thing, and we got to the hotel no problems. Side note - one of my very favorite things to do on a longer drive is play the license plate game. I thought to do this about an hour into the four hour drive, and between the whole trip, we saw over 30 different license plates. So neat! We had plans to meet my brother and sister in law out for dinner at Four Day Ray, a new brewery / restaurant that opened up not too long ago. Since it was St. Patrick's Day, it was pretty crowded, but we got in at the right time and only had a short wait. They had a special menu for the holiday, and I had the bangers and mash which were so, so good. Seriously, I am still raving about them. It was a neat place, and one I can see us going back to when in town, especially when things aren't as crazy.
Saturday morning came bright and early, as we headed over to the house to have breakfast with the family. My parents drove in Friday, as well, which worked out perfectly, because they were able to hang out with Jack, while Matt and Jen met us for dinner. We had a super yummy breakfast - my mom made scrambled eggs, bacon, monkey bread, and fruit salad. Delicious! We did cards / presents after breakfast - I got the prettiest necklace from my parents! And of course, my mom had to go on theme with a $30 gift card to one of my favorite stores. Since the weather was kind of blah, we decided to head to the Indiana State Museum in the morning. I love a good museum, and this one did not disappoint! It's right downtown, along the canal (which was green for St. Patrick's Day) and just a really neat place. I definitely say it works for all ages, because Jackson had a blast checking everything out, as did we. After the museum, we headed back for some lunch and relaxing. My mom made my favorite dessert - cupcakes with yellow cake, chocolate frosting and round sprinkles. After making my wish, we played a super fun game called Smart Ass. It's a board game, where you get different what, where, who clues and have to guess the answer. You only get one guess, so that definitely makes it interesting. Because my mom made all the other meals, we opted for ordering out dinner - Puccini's. We got the antipasto salad, meaty lasagna, chicken parm and garlic bread. Oh my goodness, it was delicious!! Since my brother and sister in law are both Butler alums, we headed out after dinner to meet up with one of their friends to watch the game. They won, so needless to say it was a good night!
My dad showing Jack pictures of cars on his phone.
Just a boy and his mower (he is OBSESSED)!
It was time to go Sunday morning, so we headed on out after getting some breakfast. We made a Starbucks stop on the way, where I tried out the cinnamon almond milk macchiato, recommended by Sarah. So, so good! Since we were passing through Effingham around lunchtime, we stopped at the Firefly Grill. If you are ever in that area, you NEED to go to this place. We went once before, and both times it has been ridiculously good. I recommend the hummus plate, the steak burger, and off their brunch menu, the shrimp and grits. Such a great place. It was back in St. Louis that afternoon - the one thing about coming back from Indy is the hour you gain, but it still was a quick evening with grocery shopping, meal prepping and other Sunday to-do's. I am glad it was productive though, because it has me ready for the week! Hope you all have the best Monday!
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