As you read this, we’re probably settled in for Christmas with Chris’ family in Evansville, In. We usually head to Cincinnati for a while too, but not this year. Since we visited family in Ohio in August, we’re not going to stop by this year.
Here’s some photos from November 2007 that I snapped on my first trip to Evansville and my first trip, ever, to a state that wasn’t on the East Coast! Make sure to read the cutlines, I’ll explain the photo and posts links.
|The city’s greenway, which runs along the Ohio River.|
|The Four Freedoms, a monument along the greenway, facing the Ohio.|
|University of Southern Indiana. My father-in-law tutors there.|
|The old courthouse, built in the late 1800s.|
|The old jail, located across the street from the old courthouse. It was also built in the late 1800s.|
|An old art deco Greyhound bus station|
|The Gerst Bavarian Haus, a German restaurant, is my favorite place to eat in Evansville, with Emge’s Deli a close second! (Ignore the crazy man running at the camera.) There’s also Turoni’s Pizza, which is a favorite for the locals.|
We also visited the Evansville African American Museum. It was fabulous! I was very impressed and loved all the detailed and interactive exhibits.
I have yet to visit the Angel Mounds — another Native American burial ground. I’ve been told that the mound is usually operating on off-season hours when we’re there, so we haven’t been.
In a later post, I’ll share photos from the Mesker Park Zoo, a small zoo in Chris’ hometown. We’ve already visited it a couple of times together. It recently added a rain forest exhibit and I must go check that out!
Have a very merry Christmas and talk with you soon!