Sunday, July 12, 2009
On July 27, JJ and I will be moving to Jacksonville. It's going to be bittersweet for us. Over the past two years, I've really grown to adore Bloomington. It didn't start out that way, we knew we would only be here a couple years, and I didn't want to get attached. However, Bloomington is such a wonderful town, it's hard not to!
The city is about an hour south of Indianapolis... mixed right in with some cornfields. You wouldn't think it would be very diverse or exciting, but Bloomington is amazingly diverse in religion, ethnicities and interests. Mostly it's because of Indiana University, but Bloomington isn't just about the University... though it is a college town, someone not directly associated with IU (me) can still really enjoy living here.
What I love and will miss most about Bloomington is how open, diverse, green and alive it is! I was so suprised to drive around and see so many ethnic restaurants and grocery stores. I eat at chain restaurants from time to time, but I really prefer to eat at local places, and Bloomington has so many! I considered starting a seperate blog on reviewing Bloomington restaurants, but never got around to it. I've decided that for the next 2 weeks, since I'm not going to be cooking much (2/3 of my kitchen is packed up), I'm going to review many of the Bloomington restaurants we've been to over the past two years.
Now I know most people will never go to Bloomington, Indiana... it's not off any major highway, it's not really an entertaining city, but I highly recommend taking a little trip here just for the food!
So if you're not into restaurant reviews, you might want to skip over the blog for a few weeks, and when I get settled in Jacksonville I'll start cooking again, but for now this blog will be all about Bloomington restaurants!
This is from last fall when IU was still building the football stadium enclosure...
And now to bid goodbye to my first kitchen. MY kitchen. Something I've been so excited about for so long, my own kitchen... It was wonderful, I made so many great meals and had SO many crazy baking weekends. I think that stove saw more action in 2 years than some see in a lifetime!
Posted by Ashlee at 7/12/2009 05:52:00 PM