Wednesday, August 27, 2008

10 Days in Indiana

Last week, the Brown family returned home from a 10 day trip to Indiana. Our purpose for going: Relaxation and fellowship with the Daming family, a visit to the Creation Museum, and a Regional Uniting Church & Family Conference.

Here are the events and details of the trip in a nutshell!

We arrived on the evening of the 13th, had a wonderful dinner and a sweet time of reading the Psalms and singing. Thursday was a day to stay at the house and catch up with the Damings, whom we had not seen since June. Friday was the beginning of a very full weekend. We started with the Creation Museum, which was just fantastic! AIG has done such a wonderful job displaying the Bible. After the museum, we headed to Anderson, Indiana where the UC&F conference was held. Friday night and all day Saturday was full of many wonderful sessions, time to talk with the attendees and see how the Lord is working in so many different families for His glory. Sunday was the end of our full weekend. What a blessing it was to be a part of the new church that was planted less than 1 year ago.

Monday was a day to sleep in and get back to "normal" life. A couple of us did the grocery shopping for the week, others did laundry, and some just went out and played in the yard and the creek. The rest of the week held many fun adventures. We went to 2 of the Goodwills, one of which was a Goodwill Outlet!! We made it to an antique store and the local Ice Cream hot spot. One of the big events was our Olympic games on the lawn. The first of the 4 events was a relay, followed with a traditional Highland games event, rock throwing. After we had taken all the measurements to announce the winner, we all headed down to the basement to the racket ball room for a good game of Wallyball! (This is just like Volleyball, but you are in a room with 4 walls, and the ball can be bounced off of them making the game a little harder!) Then we headed out back for the final event of the Olympics, tennis!! The last day of our visit we all went to a local family run apple farm. We picked for a while and then went back to the barn where we enjoyed carmel apples and delicious apple cider slushies. 

 We had a couple of day where we did not have anything planed, so we would sit on the porch to enjoy time of sweet fellowship and watch the humming birds fly by. Indiana is such a beautiful state, very flat and full of corn fields. Because Indiana is such a flat state, one can see for miles and there is nothing there but farms and fields of corn. With that view the rising and setting of the sun was just breath taking. We beheld a fantastic rising of the moon. It was so big in the sky and a deep red orange. I don't think I have ever seen anything like it. What a wonderful Creator we have! 

 Well, for now I will leave you to view the pictures posted below. Enjoy a little window into our trip to Indiana.



Rebekah S. said...

How FUN!! :) I'm glad you had a great time.

Thanks for the pics!



Rebekah S. said...

My family and I will be going to the Creation museum for the first time next month. We're really looking forward to it! We've heard quite a lot of good about it, and are eagerly looking forward to the trip up there from Tenn.

May the Lord bless you and your sweet family,

Miss Rebekah