Think Local – Follow-Up

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What did we find to do locally? As I mentioned last week, without any big trips planned, we had to be creative with our fun.  That’s why we decided to Think Local.  It turned out to be a fantastic idea!  I tried a couple new things in my area and re-visited some old favorites.  If we had been on vacation somewhere, I would have been thrilled with the fun we had.

Our first local event was Shakespeare in the Park.  As everyone knows, I love live shows and this is an annual event in Noblesville, IN. It wasn’t new to me, but it was still fun. I grabbed my daughter and one of her friends, we packed a bag of drinks, picked up breadsticks at a nearby restaurant, and enjoyed a perfect evening watching The Tempest.  It’s an annual event – a different show each year but always the last weekend in July and the first weekend in August.

The Tempest

Next, we tried Frisbee Golf which was new to me.  There is a fun, very well-maintained course just over a mile from our house.  This time, my daughter met a friend there and my son and I played together.  We had purchased some frisbees at Play it Again Sports for just $4 and the course was free, so it was a super affordable outing.  In fact, I kept the frisbees in the back of the van as this would be a great activity to do while on the road. If you don’t have a Play it Again Sports near you, check out your local Goodwill or this affordable, 5-star rated set on Amazon. 

After working up an appetite, we headed to downtown Noblesville to enjoy an afternoon of delicious ice cream at Alexanders and shopping on the square.  Noblesville has a darling downtown with numerous cute shops and restaurants.  It’s easy to spend an afternoon ducking in and out of the stores.  As a bonus, they are all locally run, so the money spent goes right back into the community!

The day was capped off by enjoying drinks and appetizers in nearby Carmel with friends at the new Sun King – what a super cool atmosphere!  I can easily see this becoming a place we meet up with friends often.

See how much fun can be had locally? Even when you don’t have a trip planned, there are usually plenty of ways to find adventure right where you are!  Did you take my challenge? What did you do? I’d LOVE to hear about it, so please share in the comments how you found adventure locally.

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Create a fun day at home by thinking local. There are plenty of things to do for your family if you just look. Find a new restaurant, try a new sport, or just enjoy shopping a small town. #shoplocal #ouradventureiseverywhere #smalltowns