One of my very good friends, Maria came to spend the weekend with me in Indy! She was once my roommate and we seemingly just picked up our adventures where we left off! There is never a dull moment with Maria around and I am SO thankful that she came to visit!! While she was here we even did a few things that help me to get closer to checking some things off my list.
Go to 5 “tourist attractions” in Indy On Saturday, we went to the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The weather was dreary so it was a good day to be inside, but the museum does have a lot of hiking paths and beautiful gardens that would have been fun to walk through. Course I’m not sure how beautiful they really are in the middle of November even if the sun is shining! However, we spent a good chunk of the day looking through the different exhibits. There was no way we could get through the whole museum in one day so we had to pick and choose which exhibits we really wanted to see. It was great and for those artsy people out there I would highly recommend going! I plan to go back during the spring or summer months to tour the Lily House and the grounds. Also, did I mention it was FREE?!?! There is a fee for parking, but it is only $5 for the whole day. I was also reminded that sometimes art just doesn’t make sense to me! 🙂
Eat at 5 new restaurants This weekend I also went to two new restaurants! Maria and I went to ZEST! for lunch. This restaurant was featured on the TV show “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” so we had high expectations, which were definitely met! It was a cute, cozy place. They had hand-drawn artwork all over the walls which we discovered was from people drawing on the table covers! Of course, we found the inner child in ourselves long enough to draw on our table as well! 🙂 Our waiter mentioned how awesome our drawings were so I posted them below so you can see how talented we are! The food was scrumptious! I had a chicken sandwich that had ‘special’ sauce on it and ‘the worlds best’ macaroni and cheese. It was tasty!
The second new restaurant I went to was Stir Crazy. Thanks to my LOVELY RA staff for getting 100% participation on our MAP-Works surveys we were rewarded with a staff dinner! Stir Crazy is a lot like Hu Hot for all my Iowa friends! I say it is a lot like it because its the same style of picking your protein, carb (noodles or rice), and vegetables and having them stir fry it in front of you. However, I would have to say I like Hu Hot better as at stir crazy you pick your vegetables in your bowl and then they put in the protein the carb that you choose, so you don’t get to mix and match the protein or carbs like you do at Hu Hot. It was scrumptious though and I look forward to eating the leftovers this week! It was also great to spend the time with my amazing RA staff! They are the #1 reason why I truly LOVE my job! I sincerely could not have asked for a better first year staff!