I feel like a broken record but Wednesday was another busy day! I’ve never been good at resting on vacation and this vacation turned out to be one of the busiest active-wise! But it was pretty fun so I’m not complaining.
On Wednesday, Sister and I headed out on a 4 hour bike rental. She’d gotten some free coupons with her conference so again I lucked out by being her tag-along. We set out to explore the Broad Ripple area. It was about 8 miles from where we picked up the bikes which didn’t really give us much exploring time but that ended up being ok because we really just ended up aimlessly wandering again…
We did stop in a couple of store but the kind of shopping district I was picturing was not quite what met up when we got there. We did find a couple of dog store to try to find something for our pooch but were not successful in finding something his picky little butt would appreciate…
We also spent about 20 minutes trying to get our bikes locked together and to a bike rack… sounds easier than it ended up being when we just had one solid U-lock to try to use for two bikes + bike rack…
We wandered around a health food store in the area that was pretty cool and reminded me of one we went to in Kauai. It had floor to ceiling supplement and healthy foods! We found a few scores – namely peanut butter ginger chews!!! – and a good granola + some cookies and then ventured on to try to find a cupcake place that had gluten free cupcakes, called The Flying Cupcake. (It sounds like we eat nothing but sweets on vacation and to be honest, that’s kind of the way we like it – lol! Not so healthy but live’s too short!)
We just took one to split later when we had our picnic lunch, a Maple Pecan. Then we headed back since we were not sure how long it would take us to bike and we were quite a ways away and figured we could eat lunch after we’d returned the bikes.
We made the 10ish mile loop back along the trail (the Monon Trail) and realized this trail was not quite as pretty as the downtown Cultural Trial but it was still nice to have a trail to ride along.
We made it back to the Bike Hub, turned in our bikes and then walked the City Market real quick to try to find some drinks! We ended up with just some Snapples but they tasted so good!
We ate our little random picnic lunch outside the Bike Hub – lunchmeat turkey, pretzels, sweet potato/carrot chips applesauce + our cupcake/cookie desserts.
Then we made the 1ish mile walk back to the hotel to rest a little and allow sister to shower and get ready for a few hours of working this afternoon. I typed up a few posts, watched a few episodes of Angel and lazed around for awhile to wait for sister to finish working.
Once she was done, we went out walking again and decided to climb this monument but it closed at 5:30 so that will have to wait for another trip. So we walked around a little more and then ended up at dinner at Adobo Grill Indianapolis. They had a specific gluten free menu which initially brought me to their website but the very unique set of offerings convinced us we needed to give it a try!
We shared the guacamole to start and then I had pumpkin and black bean enchiladas. They were really good but I’d eaten so many chips + guac that I could hardly eat any of my main meal… oops!
After dinner we walked around some more and then ventured back to the hotel for an early bedtime. Sister was beat from working so hard and I was tired from being lazy so it worked for us – lol!
After dinner, we strolled the canal a ways and got to view a beautiful sunset!
Only a small portion more to recap and then it’s back to regular vacation-free posting for awhile