The Adventure: Day 10

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Another quiet day to regroup, work, and get organized.

After breakfast, I worked in the room again. I contribute an article quarterly to an online magazine and it’s due tomorrow, so I worked on that in the morning. Dave went to Walmart for some supplies.

RALI_Indiana_Indianapolis Star

We received an email from our consultants, the PR people who schedule our events. It had all the links from all the media from Monday. And it included a picture of today’s front page of the Indy Star. With us! Above the fold!

Talk about crazy!

By 3:00, we were ready for a change of scenery, so we went back to Carmel, a town we’d driven through last week that looked so charming. We arrived about 3:30 and went immediately to the Museum of Miniatures, but they close at 4:00 and there wasn’t enough time to see everything. The docents told us to take a look around to help us decide if we wanted to come back. They were very nice and accommodating. We did take a quick look and decided we’d like to come back when we can spend at least an hour or two.

IMG_0707We headed down Main Street. One of the things that caught our attention last week was the statues scattered along the street we drove down. Walking the street let us look at them up close. TheyIMG_0709 were so cool! Life-size, and life-like. They were “people” doing mostly ordinary and everyday tasks. A policeman directing traffic. A woman with groceries. A street busker. A man reading a newspaper. Dave got the idea to take pictures of each one.

There was also a sculpture of a head.

IMG_0716I’ll let you guess whose idea this picture was. And who is behind the head. I think you can see what he’s doing …

IMG_2389We finished at Woody’s Library Restaurant for an early dinner. We shared several appetizers that were wonderful. It was a treat for me to eat in a setting surrounded by books, at a library table, on the old wood floor. It’s a unique setting and the food was excellent!

Back at the hotel, we talked to some friends on the phone, finished up miscellaneous tasks, and are headed to bed.

Tomorrow, we have an event at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Lawrence, at a farmer’s market, (4-7 PM EDT, if you’re nearby) and we’re going to check out a venue in downtown Indianapolis to see if it can accommodate the trailer. If so, we’ll be there next week.

We’re learning to be flexible!

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6 thoughts on “The Adventure: Day 10

  1. Miniatures are my one weakness! There was a Museum of Miniatures on Victoria Island just around the corner from the Empress. I could have stayed all day! It was miniature vignettes of important dates, beautifully accurate townscapes and stories. History, Geography & Literature- loved it! Thanks for sharing that there are more wonders to be found in the States! I’ll add it to the list.

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