50 Authors from 50 States highlights another Indiana author, Molly Daniels:
"I grew up in Tippecanoe County, where I survived the Blizzard of ‘78; traveled to the Indiana Dunes once; and spent many happy hours canoeing down Sugar Creek, then exploring Turkey Run and The Shades State Parks." Emily and I were on the way back from visiting Turkey Run and Shades State Parks when our car was totaled in an accident last year; but we don't hold it against the parks.
Oh, and I get a sidebar next to Molly's post. :-)