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Friday, August 29, 2008

Indiana, Indiana, Indiana

We, all the Browns, flew into Indianapolis on Wednesday. Barry met us and drove us to the home of the Damings in Fairland, just south of Indianapolis.
Thanks to all the Daming family for making our 10 days with you so very comfortable, delicious, fun, interesting and educational.
Our first day was a restful day, then on Friday, we were joined by the Ruiz family and some of the Dohm family at the Creation Museum. We were all very impressed with the quality and the clear message of Creation that was presented.
A conference titled, "What is a family integrated church?", began Friday night and continued through Sunday. Scott and Jason Dohm were the speakers.
The church in Anderson, IN which sponsored the conference, is a small congregation but they put on very successful conference which drew almost 500 people from all over.

Monday was a collapse day but on Tuesday things began to happen. The men and boys with to a construction site and the boys got to operate some huge equipment. David's task was to break an earthen damn. It looked like a lot of fun.
The women and girls went to the Goodwill to shop. The next stop was the Goodwill Outlet which was a new cultural experience for the Browns. It would take too long to tell about it here but suffice it to say we got several good things and paid by the pound.

Wednesday was Olympics day. There were relay races and throwing a stone the likes of which is thrown at the Highland Games in Scotland. The Damings brought this stone from Iona, Scotland last month. Then down to the handball court to play Wally Ball. I don't remember which team won but it was a lot of fun to watch.

We were the spectators watching from the great porch that wraps the house.

Thursday, we went to the Anderson Apple Orchard. What a beautiful, well kept orchard it was.
There were several varieties that were ready and several we had never heard of, for instance Mollys. Boy, were they crisp, juicy and good.

Look at that corn!!  Corn and soybeans were growing everywhere. 

This is a view of the playground from the living room and the tennis court is on the left. A lot of tennis was played and Bill even hit a few balls.

The Anderson Apple Orchard.

We are all enjoying caramel apples and apple slush.

This doesn't fit the Indiana story but here is a field of tobacco near us.  There is still a lot of tobacco grown here.


Blogger Rhonda Devine said...

Hey Mrs. Brown~
I see you got back home to your computer:) Nice post on your trip to our wonderful state, Indiana!
Rhonda Devine

9:23 PM  

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