|This week's pickings|
The celebration began with a grand picnic/carry-in at church Sunday.
Monday, the 4th, we took a friend to the Indianapolis airport and spent a day in the city enjoying the sights and sounds.
|Lucas Oil across from our hotel; Ivy Tech sign, a reminder that classes start Aug. 22; fun architectural designs|
A sweet bonus was that coincidentally niece Tina and her young family were spending a few days in Indy and we got to hang out with them.
|Betsy getting acquainted with la tía abuela (great aunt)|
Besides walking downtown and listening to a patriotic concert by the canal, we experienced the Rhythm Discovery Center, a fascinating percussion museum. (Take a virtual tour by clicking on the link and perusing the many images.)
Mike and I went back downtown later to see the fireworks display. We were rather disappointed. Due to weather conditions the smoke hung in the air in a growing cloud.
We caught a glimpse of Victory Field's fireworks, after their 20th anniversary sold-out game.
Tuesday, more family reunion fun--Stephan, Karen, and I spent the afternoon in Warsaw with my two younger brothers and their families--Ivan and Kim recently returned from Argentina, and nephew Jon visiting from California.
|Met great niece Adalyn and learned of her fascination with shoes.|
Wednesday was a quiet day at home. Michael went in to the robotics shop nearly every day. They are getting ready for another competition next week.
I got tired of spending so many long days alone, so Friday evening I begged to go along on his regular bike ride. We ended up doing 22 miles on the tandem.
Sunday was a full day. The friends visiting from Uganda shared in church and I was able to get an updated photo.
In the afternoon we went to a wedding shower for a dear young friend we met in the Basque Country three years ago. She is now marrying a young man from our town!
|Courtney and Nathanael|
My coloring page for the week also has a good message for us in these troubled times when the freedoms we celebrated even this week are being threatened.