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Birthday Adventure!

Indiana has 25 state parks operated by the DNR.  We have both lived in Indiana for most of our lives and have only visited a few of these 25. We have decided to change that this summer.  First, I ordered this super cute checklist from Etsy (because every great plan needs a list!) and then we started to plan our first visit.  It seemed like serendipity that my birthday was near and on a Saturday so my job was to pick our first visit to celebrate. I wanted a change of scenery so we headed south to Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, IN.  Having grown up in flat central Indiana it still amazes me how much the terrain changes in the southern portion of the state.  The hills are a welcome surprise every time!  On Saturday morning we loaded up the car with a picnic lunch, a change of clothes, and our sweet pup and began the two hour drive.  We arrived at lunch time so priority one upon entering the park was finding a shady spot to nosh.  There was a birthday party nearby with an epic bounce…

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