Greetings from the Indiana Dept. of Tourism. We would like to invite all our friends from Southern climes to come and visit us during this most enjoyable time of the year. Why slather on suntan lotion hoping to add some color to that jail pallor.
When you are here in Indiana just leave some skin unexposed to the elements and in no time you will have a rosy glow like you did when grandma scrubbed you with lye soap.
And what about all the lovely ice sculptures. The trees are just breathtaking with sparkle and so visible from your vantage point at the side of the road awaiting the tow truck. Our capital city would like to welcome you with a blizzard warning. There's no better way to meet new people than sleeping on a cot in a storm shelter. Or better yet enjoy one of our farm bed and breakfasts when you get stranded out in the country far from the interstate. You may even have the option to help with farm chores to offset your lodging fee.
For a taste of history simply venture out into the rural areas where you take a step back in time. Heat and meals are prepared on a wood fire and the stories and games played by oil lamp light because of power failures. And don't forget those nice therapeutic baths from cold water drawn earlier in the day because the well pumps and water heaters are electrically dependent.
And romance...make your Valentines Day trip to the Hoosier state and have an evening you will always remember. Start off with a delectable meal of cold pork and beans and progress to a night cap of Old Grandad to ward off the cold before you put on 3 layers of clothes before climbing into bed. What adventure for amore` with those Carhart coveralls ,Granny Flannels and battery operated hunting socks.
Make scenic wintertime Indiana your next tour destination. No need to let us know you are coming...we can guarantee all the wintertime enjoyments we mentioned. Just fill up the car with gas, batteries, first aid kit, blankets, clothes, food, water and lots of cash to pay for the wrecker service. We are easy to find. Just head North until you start to see cars and trucks slid off the road and you will be here. We look forward to your visit.
Your Tour Guide,
(c) 2013 Ellen Wilson-Pruitt