Sunday, June 29, 2014

Journaling Through Pittsburgh, Front Royal, Raleigh & Charlotte

Dan and I just returned from a fun-filled, whirlwind road trip through the cities of Pittsburgh, Front Royal, Raleigh and Charlotte. The 2000 mile trip centered on a family wedding, so I searched for a vintage wedding photo for the cover of my travel journal.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hamilton County Museum of History in Noblesville, Indiana

I'm on a museum kick. I toured the Hamilton County Museum of History on Conner Street in Noblesville, Indiana. The building was the Old Hamilton County Sheriff's Residence and jail built in 1875-1876. The Hamilton County Historical Society has restored most of the interior and developed the museum for the citizens of Hamilton County. I was eager to see the old jail.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Kokomo Opalescent Glass, Cook McDougals, & the Seiberling Mansion

Wow, that's a mouthful for a blog title, isn't it! My friend, Anita, and I had an interesting jam-packed day with Lois, the lady we met at the Kokomo tea in May. We had such a great time with Lois at the tea that she thought Anita and I would enjoy seeing more of Kokomo, Indiana!

We met at 9:30 AM at the Kokomo Opalescent Glass factory for a tour. We didn't know that the rest of the day would build upon seeing the beautiful glass that was hand made there.

Some creations made out of Kokomo Opalescent Glass for sale in the OP Shop

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Art Squared: Make Art, Be Art, Buy Art

Ashleigh and I have dreamed about selling our art together for awhile now. She suggested we have a booth at a local event called Art Squared: Make Art, Be Art, Buy Art. This will be our first adventure of this kind together.

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Hiking Traders Point Creamery

The thing I like the most about being a part of the Indianapolis Hiking Club is exploring places that I didn't know existed. This week we hiked on the Traders Point Creamery farm which is located just a couple miles west of I-465 off of 86th Street in Zionsville, Indiana. What a neat place for a hike, and knowing we would have lunch (and maybe ice cream) afterwards there made it all the more interesting!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My Happy List: Faces & Places

Finding a large milk glass type vase for 49 cents at a garage sale made me happy.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Changes for Ashleigh: Painting Furniture

Ashleigh has had some exciting changes in her life lately. She got a new job and apartment. With the move into her new apartment, Ashleigh and I have given life to old furniture with a fresh coat of paint.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

I'm All Shook Up at Jungle Jim's International Market

If you ever need groceries when you are in Fairfield, Ohio, you might want to explore Jungle Jim's International Market. We lived in the area back in 1988 and shopped there many times, but now being there after 25 years I see that Jungle Jim's had grown tremendously. While I was visiting my Mother who lives in Cincinnati, she wanted to buy a jar of watermelon pickles. So while she was hunting down the pickles, I took lots of pictures to share with you. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Cavorting Carlsbad Village

In May, Dan and I traveled to Carlsbad, California and explored the beach village.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Indy 500 Race is...Over!

Last Wednesday, I finally joined in on my first hike of 2014 with the Indianapolis Hiking Club. We started at Leonard Park and walked through the streets of Speedway to our destination of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Even though the race was over, it was a neat time to take this hike as there still was excitement in the air with Ryan Hunter-Reay winning his first Indy 500 race.