Indianapolis, Indiana

This summer, my girlfriends and I planned a road trip down south to Nashville, Tennessee. This was my first road trip ever, as well as my first time in a car for longer than a few hours - and I absolutely loved it. A road trip is pure freedom. Indianapolis, Indiana was the first stop on our American adventure. Being a huge fan of Parks & Recreation, you can imagine how excited I was to visit Indiana, state of the great fictional town of Pawnee and home to Leslie Knope!

Indianapolis is a beautiful city. From the Indiana World War Memorial to the Indiana State Capitol, the architecture in this city speaks to a different era; the buildings historic and elegant. Amanda's sister Laura lives here with her husband, so we were lucky to have a local tour guide to graciously host us and show us around Indianapolis. We spent our evening eating Mexican food at Nada, drinking kombucha mules at the Garden Table, and exploring the city's landmarks: the Kurt Vonnegut mural on Massachusettes Avenue; the Steve McQueen private room in Spoke & Steele, the restaurant at Le Meridien Indianapolis Hotel; and Ann Dancing, a famous artwork by Julian Opie. I wish we had more time in Indianapolis to fit in more exploring, but nevertheless, it was a great introduction to the Hoosier State.