That’s right, I said Indianapolis, which just happens to be the same city where The Fault in Our Stars takes place. After wavering between the two possible outdoor activities, I chose to visit the Ruins, a piece of skyscraper which adorns Holliday Park in north central Indianapolis. Hazel Grace and her parents had a picnic at the Ruins in the book, and that’s what I wanted to do. After calling my boyfriend with the surprise and scrounging together some picnic grub, we were off down Meridian.
Somehow it was chillier and breezier a half an hour north into the city, but we still managed to enjoy our sandwiches in the shadow of the Ruins.
|Up close and personal. These used to reside over NYC!|
|Perfect for pictures!|
|Just thinking in a tree.|
|It may look like I'm talking to her but really I'm trying to figure out how to mimic her pose.|
|A great view of the Ruins as the clouds begin to open.|
After walking around the sculptures and fixtures of the Ruins, we decided to grab a hiking map at the Nature Center and venture onto a trail. Unfortunately this is something Hazel Grace probably would not have been able to experience. There were just so many stairs!
|Just some of the stairs.|
|At the bottom of the trail, along the White River, there are some awesome tree roots!|
In all, it was a great day inspired by a great book!