Day 2 of our Trip to Indiana


Half the year is over. The new medical year begins. The 4th of July is almost here.

Our day got off to a slow start. I have come to realize I like hotels/motels where you can park right in front of the door. I was told at some point in my life that doors leading to the outside is what defines a motel vs a hotel which has an inner hallway.

Review of the Knights Inn

Knights Inn Rensselaer

8530 W. State Road 114, Rensselaer, IN 47978 US

Check in:After 2:00 PM

Check out:Before 11:00 AM

Phone: 1-219-866-4164

I paid approximately $60 per night for 2 double beds. I asked to see the room before getting it and she showed me the room I was going to get without hesitation. It was a no frills room. It had that old non updated feel to it but it was clean. The selection was poor and there was only one other choice in town which was $40 more although it looked nicer.  The place was quiet and the AC was very cold which was nice. The AC had good controls and was not overly loud so we were able to lower the temperature without abrupt sound changes you here when it kicks on and off. 

The room was a little cramped. There was a table with 2 chairs however if you kept the 2 chairs around the table, you could not sit and there was no other place to put a chair so we stuck it close to the door. There was not a good place for the suitcases either so they went right next to the window but that did not allow you to walk near the window or beside the bed and there was a fridge (which was nice) but that required us to walk by the bed to access it as it was located at the head of the bed by the window which is an odd location however there was not room anywhere else. So to access the fridge, we had to lay on the bed.   I used the fridge as my computer stand.  Outlets were hard to come by.

There were no surprises. The bed was fine, the staff was courteous. No cockroaches or any bugs for that matter and the hotel was quiet. The breakfast was just wrapped danishes and coffee so it was poor. Again, no surprises. I felt safe and the staff was nice. I really had no complaints but your wife and kids wont be telling you how awesome you are. There was free internet too.

After our slow start, it was nice to get in a clean and arranged car.  We set out to Fair Oaks and got there a ½ hour early.

Name of Place

Indiana Depertment of Natuaral Resources DNR
Brown County State Park
McCormick’s Creek State Park
Muscatatuck Park
14 West
Adelino’s Old World Kitchen
Adobo Grill – Downtown Indianapolis
Agaves Mexican Grill
Ambrosia Ristorante – Broad Ripple
Arni’s Greenwood
Arni’s Restaurant River Ridge
BARcelona Tapas – Indianapolis
Bella Vita
Bella Vita – Indianapolis
Binkley’s Kitchen & Bar
Bistro 310
Bluefin Bistro
Boulder Creek – Brownsburg
Buca di Beppo – Greenwood
Cafe Navarre
Canal Bistro – Mediterranean Grill
Capital Grille – Indianapolis
Champions Indianapolis
Charbonos – Avon
Chef Mike’s Charcoal Grill
Club Soda
Coal Pizza Company
Cobblestone Grill
Corner Wine Bar
Creation Café
Daddy Jack’s Restaurant & Bar
Dunaway’s Palazzo Ossigeno
Eagle’s Nest – Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Eddie Merlot’s – Fort Wayne
The Emporium
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – Indianapolis
The Gas House
Grazie! Italian Eatery
The Greek Islands Restaurant
Grille 39
Harry & Izzy’s – Downtown
Harry & Izzy’s – Northside
High Velocity – Indianapolis
Hour Time
Iozzo’s Garden of Italy
Istanbul Café
J. Razzo’s
The Jazz Kitchen
Joseph Decuis
Kelties Restaurant and Catering
Kincaid’s – Carmel
Kona Grill – Carmel
Kona Jack’s Fish Market & Sushi Bar
La Scala Italian Restaurant
La Torre Mexican Grill
LaSalle Grill
The Libertine Liquor Bar
The Local Eatery & Pub
The Loft at Traders Point
Lorenzo’s Ristorante
Maggiano’s – Indianapolis
Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood – Indianapolis
The Melting Pot – Castleton
The Melting Pot – Greenwood
Mesh Restaurant
Mitchell’s Fish Market – Carmel
Morton’s The Steakhouse – Indianapolis
Noah Grant’s Grill House and Oyster Bar
OAKLEYS bistro
Ocean Prime – Indianapolis
Oceanaire Seafood Room – Indianapolis
Oh Yumm! Bistro
One South
Osteria Pronto
Palomino – Indianapolis
Parky’s Smokehouse
Pearl Bistro
Petite Chou
The Quarry
R Bistro
Restaurant Tallent
Rick’s Cafe – Waterfront
The Ripple Inn
Rock Bottom Brewery – Indianapolis
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Indianapolis
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Mishawaka
Sangiovese Ristorante
Santorini Greek Kitchen
Seasons 52 – Indianapolis
Severin Bar & Grille
Shula’s Steak House – Indianapolis
Siam Thai Restaurant
Skyline Club
St. Elmo Steak House
Steakhouse at Indiana Grand Casino
Stone Creek – Greenwood
Sullivan’s Steakhouse – Indianapolis
Sushi on the Rocks
Tavern on South
Temper Grille
Trio’s Restaurant & Jazz Club
Turner’s at the Canterbury Hotel
TW Fable
Vera Mae’s Bistro
Villaggio Ristorante & Bar
Weber Grill – Indianapolis
Zest! Exciting Food Creations
Black pine Anmal sanctuary
The Exotic Feline Rescue Center
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
Indianapolis Zoo
ME’s Zoo
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden
Potawatomi Zoo
Washington Park Zoo
Alexandria Monroe Township Historical Society
Indianapolis Museum of Arts
Children’s Museum Indianapolis
College Football Hall of fame
Indianapolis Art Center
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Evansville Atrs History and Science Museum
The James Dean Gallery