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A Day Out in Madison, Indiana

2010 March 30
by Sarah

On Saturday I drove an hour and a half to meet up with Mom and LG for a day on the town in quaint, historic Madison, Indiana located on the banks of the Ohio River.

We met up with each other at The Birdhouse Nature Shop. What a wonderful place! They even had a little nature habitat walk in the basement. I could have easily come home with half the store,  but I just got a wall-mounted shepherd’s hook and a thistle sleeve bird feeder to hang on it.

Next up was lunch at The Downtowner. It’s a classic, simple place with wonderful high ceilings and very tasty food. I got the grilled chicken and spinach wrap with green peppers, onions, Italian seasoning, and pesto mayo. Mmmmm.

We walked up and down Main Street, popping into little shops that looked interesting, saving the best for last: Village Lights Bookstore.

They sell new, used, and out-of-print books, and, of course, I came home with a nice stack of used books. I didn’t get a good picture of the bookstore cat, Oscar Wilde, but you can just make him out in the picture below. He’s the black and white speck just below the middle of the picture. They have a Steinway piano in the back room art gallery, and LG gave us a beautiful rendition of Clair de Lune (at least as much as she had memorized).

After our shopping, I accompanied Mom and LG up to Windy Hill B&B, where we enjoyed soaking up the sun and the view from the rocking chairs on the front porch.

Minus the slight mishap of needing to jump Mom’s car in the CVS parking lot, it was a lovely day out with two friends I don’t get to see nearly often enough. Thanks for inviting me along!

3 Responses Post a comment
  1. Rae permalink
    March 30, 2010

    What a cute little town! That bookstore looks like a fun place too!

  2. jaimieteekell permalink
    March 30, 2010

    Awesome bookstore.

  3. jaimieteekell permalink
    March 30, 2010

    Awesome bookstore.

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