Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Greetings from the 'Mont

You know what one of the best parts of Spring Break is - we get to stray from 'the norm' just enough to keep things interesting :)  Since I have an early doctors appointment in the morning, the kiddos and I decided to take advantage of no one being in school today and come down to Fremont for most of the day and tonight.

Before heading out this morning Tess and Alexis came over some chit chat, coffee and play time for the kiddos.  It was good to connect for a bit before getting our stuff together and hitting the road.  I am so thankful Thing 1 and Thing 2 are used to car trips.  Fremont's really not all that far, but honestly they don't even bat an eyelash.  The fact that they used some of the time to continue to plan their upcoming birthday bash helped :)  After a quick stop at Grandma and Papa's to drop off our stuff and grab some lunch we zipped over to Aunt Shell's house.

Shell had mentioned on Saturday to me that the new reservoir was open not too far from her house and she heard it had a pretty nice walking path around it that she wanted to check out.  So off we trooped to check it out.  They did do a great job on the reservoir, it looks great.  We started off walking and were about a quarter of the way around before it dawned on us how far it really was all the way around.  We checked it out later and it is a 2 mile lap around - which all four of us completed!  I think Noah even ran most of it.  I figured after all that exercise they earned a treat, so it was off for some slurpees!  We then tried to check out a couple of different parks but it's way too muddy around here yet.  So we enjoyed our slurpees, soaked up some sunshine and enjoyed hanging together.

Then it was back to Aunt Shell's to hang out with the minions for awhile.  Both kiddos also have decided they really like Aunt Shell's stairs.  My tailbone hurts just thinking about how theirs must have felt bumping down so many times.  But they had a great time, so it's all gravy I suppose.

Right now we're back and Mom and Dad's waiting for Papa to come home.  The kiddos are going to hang with him tonight while the girls go and get some much needed pedis.  Another fabulous trip to Fremont for sure.

Alright, I'm off for the evening but had a couple of pictures I wanted to get posted.  We're here in the morning but then will be back in the Hills in the afternoon.  I have a great Amish inspired dish already in the works for dinner tomorrow and am hoping to make it home soon enough to make dessert too.  The Amish population in Indiana is one of the largest in the nation so we'd be remiss not to try out one of their homey comforting meals.  Then tomorrow night we are definitely looking forward to our Indiana mail call from Aunt Sarah!  So until then...

Indiana Fact of The Day: True to its motto, "Cross Roads of America" Indiana has more miles of Interstate Highway per square mile than any other state. The Indiana state Motto, can be traced back to the early 1800s. In the early years river traffic, especially along the Ohio, was a major means of transportation. The National Road, a major westward route, and the north-south Michigan Road crossed in Indianapolis. Today more major highways intersect in Indiana than in any other state.

Walking at the reservoir

Slurpee tongue!

A beautiful afternoon with Aunt Shell!

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