Thursday Travel Tails - Indiana

Welcome to another episode of Thursday Travel Tails!
This week Arty and I are going to tell you about the time we spent in Indiana!

We already told you all about the fun we had t the BAR...but 
we didn't tell you all the other fun things about Indiana!!

Let's start with the Rest Areas!

The rest areas were pretty with lots of grass and big play areas for us to play in. 

Mama also liked all the pretty flower containers!
Mama here, these were similar to the rest areas we found through out the MidWest. Clean facilities, lots of picnic tables and grassy areas for the pups to play in. 

We stayed at a Red Roof Inn while we were in Indiana.
We enjoyed it because all our friends were staying there. Plus,  there were LOTS of great smells in the room...

Mama said something about there being a bit too many smells though....
Mama here, I was NOT impressed with the rooms at the Red Roof Inn. They smelled like a kennel and were not as clean as I felt they could be. While the staff was very nice,  the management seemed to not care about what their guests thought. Unfortunately, this stay really turned me off to Red Roof Inns. Chances are I won't be staying at another one. 

But Mama...what about the big outdoor fields surrounding the hotel!!

There was a great big field where we played every morning and every evening!!

But, the best thing about the hotel was being able to be close and visit with our furiends! I got to sit on YaYa Aunty's lap, PLUS we stayed right next door to Casey and Jessie!!

...and Madi's Mama, HiC,  stayed right above us!!
So Mama, although the hotel wasn't a 5 Star place, we did have a fun time!!

 Mama, Arty and I didn't remember how much beautiful scenery was in Indiana until we came back and looked at all the pictures Mama took!!

 First, there was Brown County State Park, this is where we met all our Blogville furiends at the BAR.

 Not only was it a great place to meet, but look at the beautiful views!!

 We took a ride around the park and couldn't believe how green and beautiful it was!!

There were so much nature to see and appreciate in the rest of Indiana too!

Beautimous Tiger Lilies...

...and pretty skies...

...and colorful sunsets!!

As we headed home, Mama took us on a big 
Covered Bridge hunt in (mostly) Putnam County, Indiana!!

Mama says she let us off easy because, out of the almost 100 covered bridges in Indiana, she only made us go took us to see four of them! 

 I guess they weren't too bad...and it did make Mama happy!!

We really enjoyed Indiana and, if we ever drive across the country again, we will make sure to drive through it again!!

Join us next week when Arty will take you through New Mexico!!


Sammy Sam said...

Wow that was really scenic. Thanks for taking us along.

Kinley Westie said...

Some pretty views!

Bouncing Bertie said...

Now you are making Gail and me wish even more that we had come to BAR. Brown County State Park looks so lovley, as do all those covered bridges.
Toodle pip!

Julie said...

Seeing your wonderful photos brings back lovely memories of just how much FUNS you all had at the BAR!!!!
Happy Days
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OMD you bring back such fond memories!!! ... and not so fond. Having to sleep on the floor to get a night's sleep at the Red Roof, for example... but as you say, the company overcame all those negatives!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Sandra said...

I like the stars in the trees and the beautiful bridges and wow on staying in the same place with all our friends. I love Casey and Jessie and Madi to... moms photos are perfect to jog your memory in later years.

Christmas said...

Looks like fun! I traveled to Clemson for a dog show in January and to Montgomery, AL for another show, so I know how pawsome it is to stay at hotels!

Amy Boyer said...

I grew up in Illinois and went to college in Indiana so a lot of that scenery looked familiar. I'm glad you had so much fun at the BAR meet up!

Casey said...

That field behind the Red Roof was the BEST!! And I loved being next door so we could bark messages to each other.

C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! What a great trip! Lovely scenery, and nice people too!

Idaho PugRanch said...

Indiana looks like a beautiful state to visit. thanks for showing us all the neat bridges and scenery.
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a fantastic visit and especially meeting with all the mommas
Lily & Edward

Sketching with Dogs said...

Indiana looks like a lovely place to visit and even better to meet good friends!
Elliot and Cricket x

The Army of Four said...

Sometimes being close to friends outweighs less than ideal accommodations!
Indiana looks so beautiful - Mom especially likes those covered bridges!
PS: Oh... now she won't stop singing "Indiana Wants Me". Please. Please make her stop!!!!

Louis the Blogging Dog said...

Beautifur phodography! Mimi especially likes the covered bridges.
Your Furrend,
Louis Dog Armstrong

Molly and Mackie said...

How beautiful the covered bridges are!

Murphy said...

Can you imagine how beautiful Brown County State Park looks in the autumn? Mom said that will be her last trip to Indiana though. She said no matter who gets married or buried she is done. Actually I think she said D.O.N.E.!!!!!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

M. K. Clinton said...

That is such a beautiful part of the country. I love covered bridges. ♥

Jans Funny Farm said...

What a fun trip you had. So much beautiful scenery and good friends.

Tails Around the Ranch said...

My goodness guys, perhaps you ought to do promo work for the state's tourism board! Nice pics.