Saturday, March 8, 2014

Crawfordsville kids

A few years back I was visiting with relatives in Indiana. It was a very hot day and they all decided to go to a park in town and play Frisbee Golf. I declined but grabbed my camera and went along for the ride (better than watching the Nascar races on TV). When I got there I noticed some kids coming out of a creek that ran along the middle of the park with the Frisbee Golf markers. They were covered in mud from head to toe. I guess that was their way of cooling off. Anyway when they saw me with my camera they asked if I would take their picture. I said sure so I had them sit on one of the benches. One of the younger ones kept asking me if I worked for the Crawfordsville Indiana paper. I said no but for some reason she didn't believe me. After we took the picture they wanted me to print it in the paper but again I told them I didn't work for the paper but would send them a copy of the picture. The oldest one declined to give me their address; understandably so since they didn't know me. A few weeks later when viewing the picture I really thought it was turned out well even though the subject matter was covered in mud! I went ahead and sent it to the paper in Indiana telling them they could do with it what they wanted. I never heard back but my in-laws told me they saw it. They failed to save a copy for me so I never saw it in the paper. I just hope the kids did!

Crawfordsville kids!

Saturday, March 1, 2014


Wisteria Tree (had tons of hummingbirds in it)

It wasn't the best time of the year to go since Vegas is in spring mode so everything flower and tree is just starting to bud.
pomegranate tree

Because of the snow and the extreme weather we have been having it was the best time for me and Michael to go. The experience of a premature enjoyment of 70 degree weather was worth the trip even though it was only 2 days worth of fun. We had gotten free tickets from NW Airlines back when Michael started working for them so we decided to leave the cold behind and head out. He had a retired long time friend from KMSP who had moved out there so they put us up. Him and his wife showed us a magnificent time with them.

me, Michael and Dick
They have a lovely home with a guest room and private bath for us. We spent the first evening just enjoying their backyard with flowers and a fire pit. No mosquitoes were found! Just humming birds in the flower garden that surrounded the backyard. Their house is enclosed as many were with very high brick walls. Ultimate quiet and privacy to enjoy conversation.

Having some fun at an outside museum (Dick's wife Bev)
We ate out for all the meals, enjoyed the "strip" with roving musicians and artists along with a light show (forgot my camera for that evening. ugh!). We even got some time to play cards, listen to our favorite hits from the 60s and talk about old TV shows that the guys have a propensity for and love to talk about. We topped everything off with a day at Hoover Dam.
            Who needs gambling when you have so many other things to do esp with great friends!