- Our Quick and Wonderful Adventure at Turkey Run State Park
- Our Creative, Funny, Hoosier Road-Trip Summer
Hello readers! This is Part 1 of my “Around These Parts” series. It’s been a while! That’s because I was busy having a messy colorful beautiful summer with the kids, despite the veritable monsoons we experienced here in Indiana. Bode and Lilly didn’t want to do swim team or anything too productive this summer and I was perfectly okay with tht. This was the most unstructured summer we have had. Though there were times when that was a bit stressful for the most part it was rejuvenating for all of us to decide what to do with the day over breakfast.
Here’s a peak into what we were up to the past few months.
We spent most of our time exploring Indiana. One day we were invited onto a private camp’s property near Seymour, Indiana where we hiked and ran down hills and zip-lined and swam in the lake all the live-long day.
Here we are at Abe Lincoln’s childhood home and living museum. One of children who shall remain nameless (it was Bode) stood on the rock from where Honest Abe delivered the Gettysburg address.
Lucky for Abe, just down the road from his home is Holiday World, Santa Claus Indiana. We owned those roller coasters and the Mayflower flying ship ride.
Back at home, Bode provided us with his Book of Tattoos from which we picked any number of tattoos for him to draw on us–all FREE.
Lilly and I participated in a chalk art festival. Fun day. Didn’t win the money, still bitter, but fun day.
We snuck a few strawberries from a garden patch.
Bode’s dinosaur-bowling birthday extravaganza!
Threw many a ball for our stinky, funny, loving best dog ever Rocket.
The kids and I spent an entire day making dyed fabric and clothing, the fruits of which I will discuss in another post.
Ahh, the 4th of July parade. Aaron’s bike tire popped so he ran the entire parade in his flip-flops What you can’t see in this picture are the fire truck and dozens of kids who passed me a few minutes ago.
What was the highlight of your summer?