Pairs well with: Nuclear Meltdown Cocktail
First, a blog-theme amendment: I do, in fact, realize that I have posted three times about travel and only once about DIY projects. Apparently this is going to be a DIY-when-I'm-home and travel-when-I'm-away blog. Because we all know the embarrassing stories and wild antics like to follow me wherever I go.
I have a great DIY project to show you in my next post, but I couldn't resist sharing one more travel-related goodie...
Shawn and I recently found ourselves longing for some beach time, and the Chicago lakefront just didn't have that exotic feel we were craving. (Note to self: I could possibly write a whole other blog post about the times when I have seen some quite... er, "exotic" things on Chicago's lakefront. But I digress.)
Since we recently spent our life savings on our excursion across the pond, we had to keep our travel to within about a two hour radius. Here's where we ended up:
So cute, right? And check out the water!
Ahhh... who knew INDIANA of all places had such pristine beaches and gorgeous views! I can't believe this place isn't more crowded! This is like the Bahamas, but without the hefty price tag! I'm thinking all this to myself as I stroll along...
Blissfully unaware of...
wait for it...
Ah, there it is. That's the Indiana I know and love... keep me on my toes by juxtaposing a serene beach vista with a ginormous concrete cooling tower.
Now I will grant Indiana this: apparently, this is not a nuclear power plant but in fact just a regular, run-of-the-mill coal and natural gas power plant (conspiracy theorists, feel free to raise a suspicious eyebrow at that little piece of wiki-knowledge).
We still thoroughly enjoyed our day at the beach. Maybe my "glowing skin" did seem to have a bit of a green tint to it, but the funnel cakes were three times the size they are in Chicago.
So there's that.
Nuclear Meltdown Cocktail
sweet & sour mix
Midori melon liqueur
Mix equal parts of each of the first five ingredients over ice. Add Midori on top as a float.