So late last night after my long bike ride and sister got home from her yoga training, she and I headed to Indianapolis for a few days. She’s actually here working but I just tagged along for a relaxing getaway from work in a new city! We left at 7:30pm so we didn’t make it to Indy until 1am-ish Eastern. Blech. Needless to say, neither one of us was in a spectacular mood on the drive because we both just wanted to be in bed after our busy day!
Sister’s conference is at JW Marriot Indianapolis and this hotel is ridiculous! Even though it was 1am, we were met at the door with a luggage cart and were helped to our room. We also were able to request a fridge right away since I’d packed food to eat this week and non-feather pillows! It really worked out pretty cool! I am not used to this kind of service at a hotel, that’s for sure
After a few very short hours of sleep, the day had to get started for Sister and by default got started for me because Sister was repeatedly yelling at me this morning, thank you very much, Sis! But oh well, we’ll catch up on sleep later this week (me more so than her ). I had a very leisurely morning with breakfast and lunch in my room from my packed food and a quick 20 minute swim in the hotel pool + 5 minute soak in the hot tub.
Then it was time for me to get to venturing for the day! I am not used to traveling alone but after wandering around today and just doing whatever the heck I wanted without having to worry about pleasing/displeasing anyone else, I decided it’s not really as bad as I thought it would be.
Indianapolis has this really beautiful path system for walking, biking, jogging, etc. that runs all along this canal that is right downtown. It’s super close to our hotel so I walked all around that this afternoon and took tons of pictures. This walkway area is so beautiful I could really get used to working near this so I could walk it every day at my lunch break! The loop has to be pretty long because I ended up walking over 5 miles doing what portion I did and I didn’t even walk all the paths in this area, I will explore those later this week!
As a side diversion from my walking, I ended up stopping in the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. Don’t ask me why I picked this one today but I think it had to do with how cool the building looked on the outside!
I am not normally one to explore museums but I figured it would be a good way for me to kill some time and I ended up really enjoying it! Something I would not normally think I would enjoy but that’s what happens when I look outside my comfort zone – shocking, right? The museum was mainly Native American art on the bottom floor and then a small portion on the top level that had more artifact type exhibits with the history of settlements in this area.
I ended up walking around there for about an hour or 90 minutes and then made my way back to the hotel. I ended up back in the room right before sister got in for a short break so we had a little snack and then walked around a little bit more so she could get some fresh air and wind down from her busy morning.
After out little walk, she was off to a special dinner thing and I ended up ordering PF Changs and eating it in the hotel room – classy stuff right there! But honestly, I don’t really think I would be up for much else after the busy last couple of days anyway. Even though we are on Eastern time vs our normal Central, I still think I will be in bed pretty early tonight. Being a party animal is not something I have ever been accused of, unfortunately!
I’m excited for my day tomorrow! I booked a bike tour through the city and out to the race museum so I will be sure to take pictures and recap that tomorrow!
Daily steps = 14, 500 + 20 minutes swimming!