My friend works for the Indiana Department of Tourism. She told me she was going to Samaria for dinner. No, it does not border Galilee but is located down south in Johnson County.
Last week she went to Paris for lunch. Now who would have thought Park was a simple trip down to Jennings County.
I did know that Cincinnati was down in Greene County and next door in Daviess Count is Scotland. My husband swears that a trip to Bethlehem is south of Greenwood on Interstate 65.
I did know that Peru was home to the circus life but did not know that you actually could visit Siberia in January (Dubois County) without putting snow chains on your car. You can go to Holland and see the tulips blooming but I doubt if you see many wooden shoes.
You can spend St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland or go to Jericho on any Sunday. No need for a passport to visit the Middle East. A trip to Canaan might be fun. Or, if you like salsa, a trip up north to Mexico might be fun.
Visit Cuba and tell your friends you forgot to bring them back a Cuban cigar.
So, you’re not that sharp on Indian roadways to know that we never left Indiana? As the Indiana license plates once read: Wander Indiana.
My biggest concern now is on our wedding anniversary next month; my husband mentioned since we both have an Italian heritage we might pack a bag for Rome for the day. I can’t help but think we’ll end up in southern Indiana celebrating in Perry County.
Nancee Harrison is a past columnist for the Greene County Daily World. Visit www.blondeladywithdarkroots.com or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or send comments to Nancee, Daily World, box 129 Linton IN 47441.