Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A little bit at a time. . .

Since my surgery was such a "major" event, we haven't tried to do anything very strenuous. I just cannot do anything like that yet, but I am happy to say that I am able to do some driving. As many of you know, I have been the primarily motorhome driver for several years. But Terry has stepped up to the plate and taken over some of that duty. As usual, he does a great job. He didn't give it up because he couldn't handle it. . . he just was nervous about his heart condition and driving such a large behemoth. I continue to improve and I am back driving now. Still two drivers in the family!

We camped over Memorial Day weekend at Remington, Indiana, at the Caboose RV Park. We stayed there because we needed to be close to both Indy and Lafayette, and everything parks closer to Indy were booked up for the Indy 500.

We were able to attend our great-nephew Nate's graduation party which was really nice. It was held in a building at a park in Lafayette. It was a great venue, indoors with a kitchen and restrooms. It doesn't get much better than that! Nita and Jim were there and had brought Mom with them, so we got to see her. We opted not to go to graduation proper because it would have required my sitting on bleacher seats which would still not be comfortable for me and nearly impossible for any period of time. But congratulations to Nate. We love you and are very proud of you. Good luck at Purdue next year!

We did a little sightseeing around the area, since we haven't been here for years. Remington has an interesting water tower which is brick and wood. It is quite unusual.

We also drove up to Rensselaer, Indiana, to look around. There is a small liberal arts college, St. Joseph's, which is closing its doors this year. It's a beautiful campus and it's a shame it will close. Maybe another school will buy their buildings and continue higher education at this location. While we were there, we saw an historical marker about an "Indian normal school." These were schools founded for the purpose of assimilating native American children into white society. One of the buildings there on the campus was built as a school/dormitory for Indian children. That building is currently used as a dormitory for the college. I did some research on this particular school and found that it was one of two Indian schools in Indiana. The other was at White's Institute which is near Wabash.

We will leave here after Memorial Day and start heading south for our family reunion in Mississippi! I am driving again and all is well!

Till next time. . .


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