June took me to several places. Visiting Hocking Hills in Southern Ohio was a favorite. A few recent trips to Downtown Indy reminded me of all to do in our capital. The Hendricks County Summer Fun Runs & Walks are still happening and getting us out in the parks. And of course, new restaurants and food are always a part of our monthly wandering.

Hocking Hills is Ohio’s Turkey Run, and this visit became a father/daughter trip with lots of hiking, eating, hot tubbing, and just plain fun. There are many trails and sites to see. The city of Logan was full of many sites and good food. I strongly suggest renting a place, staying for a couple of days, and experiencing this unique area. Try and hit up all the trails while you are visiting – Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, Old Man’s Cave, Whispering Cave, Conkle’s Hollow, Cantwell Cliffs, and Rock House. We hiked all but Whispering Cave during our visit.

During my wandering this past month, we also visited The Garage Food Hall in the Bottleworks District in Downtown Indy. There were many international cuisine choices with a great atmosphere for dining and venturing. After dinner, we played pinball, giant Jenga, and duckpin bowling. What a night of fun. We finished the evening by visiting the refurbished Coca-Cola Bottling Company, which was converted into a really nice hotel. The Art Deco building is gorgeous and a site to see.

We also took a family trip to the Indianapolis Symphony on the Circle Downtown. The symphony has produced events where they take a movie and perform the score while the movie plays on a big screen. Highly recommend taking in one of these shows. This year we saw Mary Poppins. It was fantastic. Imagine a big-screen classic with booming orchestra music! You can’t visit downtown without also taking in the war memorial sites. Did you know that there are over 25 acres of sites, monuments, and museums, and no state has a city with more monuments dedicated to veterans?

The Summer Fun Run & Walk series continues in Hendricks County. Parks featured over the past month were Gary Eakin Park, Blanton Woods, and Ellis Park in Danville; Washington Township and Avon Town Hall Park in Avon; McCloud Nature Park in North Salem; and Arbuckle Acres in Brownsburg. All great places to visit and take in the sites. There are many more opportunities to participate at your leisure in the coming months.

Several people have suggested restaurants to me recently. Have you partaken in any of these? Stookey’s in Thorntown, Angry Donkey in Michigantown, how about Fireside Inn in Enochsburg? Check them out, and let us know what you think!

Keep wandering and help us find new places to visit.