Central Indiana libraries have recently reported surges in patronage. Indiana's summer festivals, including the Three Rivers Festival, have had spikes in attendance. And now the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore says it had 27 percent more visitors last month than during June 2008:
State park property manager Brandt Baughman told The Times of Munster that he attributed the increase to more people planning trips close to home.
Isn't it a lovely recession!