Indianapolis, Indiana Day 2 - 07/05/2011

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Today we had a couple of things planned, and we hoped to get them all done in time to head out to Louisville, Kentucky.

Our growing postcard collection

But before I tell you about that, I want to share a little thing we do for souvenirs.  We do let the kids get something they would like to have every now and then.  In the RV, though, we just don't have a lot of room for extra 'things.'  Everywhere we go, we buy a postcard, sometimes two, of what we have done.  Then we punch a hole in it and put it on a ring. One of Jim's cousins in Delaware started the ring for us a few years ago when we went for a visit.  We thought it was such an awesome idea.  On the back we write the date we visited and anything memorable we want to add.  It doesn't take up much room and is great for remembering what all you have done.  So now we have a nice little collection going of everything we've done.  Thanks for the idea, Anne Rees! :)

First, we had to get Jim's prescriptions filled.  While this wouldn't normally be a big deal, but his prescriptions have a lot of restrictions on them, so some pharmacies aren't anxious to fill them, especially from out of state.  We almost always use the same pharmacy, CVS, which is nationwide, so this definitely helped. The pharmacy closest to us didn't carry the medicine we needed, but they were very kind and called around until they found one that did.  That was great customer service.

On the second floor of the capitol

The next thing we headed out to do was to visit the Indiana capitol in downtown Indianapolis.  It was too late in the day for the last guided tour, but we were able to get a self-tour pamphlet and wander around on our own.  It was a beautiful building.  

Future attorneys and judges

Our favorite room became the Indiana State Court of Appeals.  There was a state police officer who was locking up the top floor where we were, and he offered to show us the room where the Court of Appeals is held.  Not only did he unlock the room, he encouraged the children get up there in the judges' seats!  I asked him if was he sure it was okay.  He said, "I'm a state officer!  I AM who you would get in trouble with!"  We laughed and had the kids get up there.  They thought it was awesome that they got to do that…we did, too!

At the ArtsPark

Our next stop was a park by the Indianapolis Art Center.  In a beautifully landscaped and wooded area, this park, called the ArtsPark, was filled with different sculptures and statues.  While not all of the pieces were something I could really appreciate as far as art is concerned, there were a few that were neat.  I had read online about one in particular that I wanted to take the kids to see.  It is called "Twisted House."

Twisted House

This neat house curves all the way over so that the roof touches the ground.  It looks like something you might see in a child's fairy tale, like Alice in Wonderland.  We had fun taking pictures there.

At the back of the park was a deck overlooking a river.  It was very peaceful and serene.  We sat and enjoyed the quiet for a few minutes.  It was a nice break from the hustle and bustle of running around.  You can read more about the ArtSpark HERE.

After the park, we headed to the RV for the evening.  It was too late to get started to Louisville, so we will just get started in the morning.  Looking forward to what Louisville has to see!

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1 Response to Indianapolis, Indiana Day 2 - 07/05/2011

January 31, 2012 at 6:38 AM

Where else do you get the chance to do these things in a place where history is made every year? What a fun day and don't forget for this year's Indianapolis Superbowl.

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