A Trip to Indianapolis, IN to Celebrate the 4th of July!


Happy [belated] 4th of July, everyone!  Hope y’all had a great time celebrating our freedom with family and friends.

We spent our 4th of July in Indianapolis.  It was the first time Mommy, Daddy, and I (Bruno too) have ever been there.  The verdict?  We had fun, but probably wouldn’t go back.  There were things to do, but we had more fun on our adventure to St. Louis.

We arrived in Indianapolis the Sunday before the 4th and stayed through until Wednesday.  Our hotel was right on the canal in Indy, which was pretty cool.  We could walk out the bottom level of our hotel and be right on the canal, or eat our breakfast on the balcony overlooking the canal (which we didn’t do because it was too hot!).  On Sunday we explored.  Our first stop, which was near our hotel, was the NCAA Hall of Champions.  It was cool and interactive, but we anticipated that it would be bigger.  Oh well!  The rest of the afternoon we walked around and explored, finding our way to a great little pizza place.  Definitely one of our top favorites!

Monday was packed with the Indy Speedway in the morning, where we did an inside the media tour, and got to see a couple cars practice race around the track.  I was looking for Lightening McQueen or Jackson Storm, but I guess it was their day off!  That afternoon we headed to the Children’s museum, which is supposed to be one of the best in the nation.  Bumblebee was the first person (aka Transformer) to greet us.  And we finished the day in a pedal boat ride down the canal.

Tuesday was spent at 4th of July festivities, including A LOT of walking and biking.  I guess I was mostly in the stroller (or riding in the basket on the bike), but Mom and Dad walked quite a bit and pedaled our way around the city.  We went to the City Market, visited some of the memorials and monuments, took a bike ride behind the zoo and down the canal, and found a great little trendy burger place.  The night took a quick twist though.  Right before the fireworks were about to start, I managed to fall into the corner edge of the desk in our hotel room and cut above my eye.  Fortunately, there was a great Children’s Hospital near our hotel.  No stitches were needed, but they did use some glue and tape to minimize scarring and stop the bleeding.  I’m doing great, and was such a big boy during all of it!

By Wednesday we were ready to head home.  There was little sleep the past three nights, and the 4th was more eventful than we had anticipated.  We had a good time and I can’t wait to see where Mommy and Daddy decide to take me next!

Check out the pictures from our trip from: Daddy’s phone AND Mommy’s phone

And check out all the fun videos!

And….a new Finn McMissile car that we bought on the way home from Indy


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