Friday, May 30, 2014

Friday Five: Indianapolis Style

My friends! Another Friday is upon us. Today I'm at the shore for Girls' Weekend and you can check out what I'm up to on instagram and facebook. My friend Marcie from On the Needles is here to do the Friday Five. I love when people share what they love about their cities, and she's doing just that with Indianapolis. We're also doing a kickass giveaway for a $50 Erin Condren gift certificate, so check that out below!
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Hi, y'all! I'm Marcie, and I blog over at On the Needles. Steph's on vacation this week, so I'm taking over and subjecting you all to MY Friday 5 instead of hers. Deal with it :)

I know a lot of Steph's audience is from the Northeast, and if there's one thing I know about people from the Northeast, it's that you all think that New England/the East Coast is the best thing since Britney Spears'ssuper-public meltdown (let's face it, sliced bread should not be the bar). And while I love you and your cities, I want to share with you my 5 favorite parts about MY city-- Indianapolis.

1. The Central Canal Towpath -- I know that the Monon Trail gets all the love, but the Towpath is my new favorite. It's way more scenic and a lot calmer than the Monon could ever hope to be. Plus you get to see turtles. How can you go wrong with turtles? 
2. The Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium -- This is on the campus of Butler University, and offers free (yes free) telescope viewings on Friday and Saturday nights (weather permitting). You can also see the planetarium show beforehand for $2-3. It's an absolutely fabulous place to go on a date, especially if you're a nerd like I am. One night, I got to see the rings on Saturn. It was totally amazing!!! 
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3. Low cost of living -- I know, this one isn't sexy, but I'm a grown-up and think about these grown-up things. When C and I can have a 3-bedroom, 2400 square feet house on an acre lot for 1/3 the monthly payment of my sister's 2 bedroom apartment in manhattan, it's a pretty good deal. 
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4. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis -- The love that I feel for the Children's Museum cannot be put into words, but let me try. It has a planetarium (seriously, I love planetariums), a Dale Chihuly sculpture in the middle, an old carousel (that you can ride), and seriously awesome, ever-changing exhibits. Despite not having kids of my own, I go there every chance I get. You better believe that when I have kids I'm going to have a membership. 
5. Food -- Because no post is complete without food, and I cannot choose just one restaurant to love the most, here are a few of my favorites (no national chains allowed!): Harry and Izzy'sMama Carolla'sBub's,The Flying Cupcake, and Scotty's Brewhouse.
Come visit me sometime, won'tcha?

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16 comments:

  1. I have family in Indianapolis a and was blown away but how much it was changing a few years ago. What great things to do in the city!

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  2. Have a great weekend Steph!!

    Hi Marcie! Nice to see you over on Steph's neck of the woods. I've never been to Indianapolois, but I am floored at the cost of apartments. I wish! Happy weekend! <3

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  3. You know I'm going to support anyone who shouts out their city's food scene and doesn't mention a chain restaurant! The Flying Cupcake logo is so cute! Um, also, you have Andrew Luck, just saying!

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    1. True!! (And he's so adorable)

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    2. Also, The Flying Cupcake food truck has a giant statue (?) of that logo on the top. It's hilarious. http://www.aroundindy.com/images2012/flying-cupcake-food-truck.jpg

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  4. I LOVE Indianapolis! I'm currently in Columbus, and I always said if I didn't live here, I would live in Indianapolis. I was recently in Plainfield for work for a few weeks, and I came to LOVE Black Swan Brewpub. And yes, the children's museum is the best.

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    1. I've never heard of Black Swan Brewpub, but now looking at the menu.... mmmmmmmmmmmm. :) Thanks for the recommendation!!

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  5. The Children's Museum is amazing! I grew up in South Bend, and we took many trips down to Indy. I love the whole downtown area. So much fun.

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  6. Cupcakes and beer....I see Indianapolis has everything it needs!

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  7. I love the Planetarium :) We love going to DC 's Air & Space museum - it's so awesome and they always have great events for kids. Have a great weekend Marcie -Iva

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  8. Three cheers for a low cost of living! Seriously, I have friends in NYC and they can't believe what they can get elsewhere for the same price as their shoebox apartment. (It's okay to say that...they've said it themselves haha). Buuut I live in Chicago...not much better.

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    1. Haha yeah. When a "large" 2 bedroom apartment is 500 square feet, you're doing it wrong. :)

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  9. I love getting a glimpse into other cities like this! The children's Museum looks fabulous! Thanks for linking up!!

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  10. Definitely right... no post is complete without food! :D

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  11. I've never been to or thought about living in Indianapolis but these pictures (and that infographic) could sway me ;)

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    1. You know you wanna come visit!!! :)

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