My official birthday is April 6, which was Saturday but the fun started on Friday night with a trip to La Piedad, an inexpensive dive Mexican restaurant with the best food (and margaritas) around.
On Saturday, my little sister visited from Cincinatti. We went on quite the adventure. The entire day felt like I was vacationing in my own city. The weather was wonderful, we went to an area of Indy that I had never explored, wandered into shop after shop, and soaked up leisure time like it was our job. The day was absolutely perfect and I couldn't have chosen anyone better to spend it with!
After Megan arrived, we drove to a district in Indy called Mass Ave (Massachusetts Avenue). The diagonal street is near the downtown hustle and bustle but is filled with local shops and eateries. It was a semi-hipster's paradise.
We wandered through many shops. The photos above are from Silver in the City - think anthropologie but local. I purchased a few dishtowels to spruce up our drab kitchen.
A few blocks down was White Dog. I could have spent days looking at all of the "newfangled and timeworn" goodies they had. I decided to gift myself with the sign pictured above. For $30, it was a treasure that I would have regretted leaving behind.
Shortly after we wandered through Mass Ave., we grabbed a cup of coffee and headed to Holliday Park. After walking around like the mature adults we are, we nabbed a few swings and relived some great childhood memories. This day helped me to check off one of my Future 101 list items, to wander around my own city for an afternoon. I'd highly recommend doing it in your own city!
All in all, great 22nd birthday. A big thanks to all who made it that way!