First things first... what's a road trip without snacks and entertainment?!?!
We'll be listening to the audiobook of The Hobbit since we're visiting the desk it was written and illustrated on. Also, we both need a re-read before the movie is released!
Marion E. Wade Center Museum - This building is part of Wheaton College. Among other artifacts, it contains the wardrobe from C.S. Lewis' childhood and the desk that J.R.R. Tolkien used to write and illustrate The Hobbit.
James Whitcomb Riley Home - James Whitcomb Riley was a contemporary of Mark Twain. He was a poet and orator. There are a couple different houses/museums we're going to tour.
Sites mentioned in The Fault in our Stars by John Green - Duh. You know I'm a total John Green fangirl. Obviously I have to stop by the ruins at Holliday Park and Funky Bones!
The Limberlost - And now we come to the real reason Becky and I picked Indiana. We are huge Gene Stratton-Porter fans. We both fell in love with the Limberlost while reading books like Freckles and A Girl of the Limberlost. I've always wanted to visit her cabin and see the work being done to restore the swamplands. I'm pretty freaking excited to finally be going!
I'm sure we'll have some free time so if you have any ideas of fun/interesting things to do around Indianapolis and/or Fort Wayne let me know in the comments! Also, have you ever gone on any bookish adventures? Becky and I need some more ideas!