Although I moved out of Indianapolis to attend college, my parents recently settled in a beautiful townhouse in Evansville.
We were all living in Indianapolis but they were just as eager as I was to get out of that massive city.
The roads are cramped with cars driving at breakneck speeds and in some places they’re crumbling along with the rest of the infrastructure. I have a lot of family history in Indianapolis, but I couldn’t handle the city. I was sad to leave, but I loved moving to Evansville once I arrived following my college graduation. The Ohio River winds its way into the city and is a marvelous sight to see, especially when you’re standing outside of the Evansville Museum on Veterans Memorial Parkway. The Children’s Museum of Evansville is just a few miles north if you want a place to take the kids on the weekend. Since it gets so cold in Evansville during the winter season, you need to have a solid source of indoor heat. My parents use their furnace religiously, but they also have a wood stove to use as supplemental heat. It’s important if the power ever goes out from a snowstorm. Unfortunately my dad is too old to swing an axe and chop firewood so they get firewood delivered directly to their house. My parents live in a quiet neighborhood in Jacobsville off W Morgan Avenue. The business that supplies them with firewood is located in Lamasco, which isn’t far from their house. Having firewood for their wood stove is like a lifeline in the frigid winter freeze. Evansville is no stranger to cold temperatures as it gets as cold as -20 degrees fahrenheit every single year.