Sunday, June 17, 2007

It ain't Dixie but it's pretty damn close

We're in southeastern Indiana - Switzerland County to be exact - for a long weekend to attend Rex's sister's wedding celebration (she got hitched in Hawaii a month ago but didn't want the rest of us there).

We're staying at a barn/house that sits on 40 acres in the middle of nowhere about 10 miles from the Ohio River, which divides Indiana and Kentucky.

We're surrounded by critters of all kinds including ducks, dogs, turtles, raccoons, deer, wild turkeys, Amish and gobs of fire flies (or lightning bugs if you're from these parts).

It's my first visit to this part of the country, and I have to admit that I'm finding it surprisingly bu-tee-ful.

The bucolic landscape is almost storybook.

Here I am apparently trying to stay awake during the wedding reception at a hotel along the river in the nearby town of Vevay (disturbingly pronounced Vee-vee by the locals).
They seem to put all of the dirty polluting industrial facilities on the Kentucky side of the river.

1 comment:

MJP said...

You made it to Kentuckiana... wow. Southern Indiana is really pretty in the fall. Northern Indiana, where I'm from, notsomuch.