Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Fall Trip Roundup and Family Highlights

Since we aren't having the Wednesday Hodgepodge today, I thought I would show some of my random pictures from the recent trip to Indiana via the Smokey Mountains.
 Our cabin in the clouds in the woods.
 For some reason, I wasn't interested in seeing a salt & pepper museum, and wondered who might be.
 There were three wedding chapels near where we stayed.
 


The day we arrived in Indiana, our Granddaughter #3 had a soccer game.  She told her friend that since her grandparents were going to be there, she was going to score a goal.  Now you have to understand that she plays midfield on defense.  Not offense.  Would you believe that little 5'2" doll actually made a goal!  We were so excited!

I thought this was the sweetest thing.  Our granddaughter and her best friend are seniors on the soccer team.  Their younger sisters who are also best friends, made this sign for their big sisters.
"#27 and #33 on the field, but #1 in our hearts!"
 By the way, their team is rated #1 in the state of Indiana and #4 in the nation.  How about that!
 This is the team poster featuring the five senior players.  Granddaughter is 2nd from left.  They could each be a model.

We were able to see a couple of our Big Boy grandson's football games.  The first was played at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
 
Western Michigan is a Division 1 school in the Mid America Conference (MAC) and Northwestern is in the Big Ten Conference.  It was so exciting to see our boys beat the larger school quite handedly - 34 to 10.

It was so good to visit with him a little while after the game.
 I love the relationship Big Boy has with his two younger sisters.  They love each other dearly.
For the first time in school history, the Western Michigan Broncos are rated in the top 25 in the coaches ranking.  We are 5 and 0 and slated to win the MAC Conference this year.  Too bad they won't be playing in the Bahamas Bowl again this year. 
And this is our handsome grandson!

Hubby and I took a day trip along the Lake Michigan shoreline to South Haven.  It was a lovely drive and the small town was delightful.
  This was the hopping place that morning.  They have every delicacy one could possibly want.
 The lake and beach here are beautiful.  This long pier and lighthouse are no longer being used, but reflect years of maritime history.
I saw this outside one of the lovely lakeside homes.
We took the less traveled country road on the return trip and it took us through hundreds of acres of vineyards.  We learned that these grapes are grown for some of the wineries in the area.

On our last day with our family in Indiana, we had brunch at a Cajun restaurant before seeing  "Wicked" at the Morris Theater in South Bend.
 My beautiful girls in front of the Irish/Wicked green fountain.
 This completes our trip except for the memories that didn't make it to the camera.

2 comments:

  1. Such beautiful photos! Looks like a wonderful vacation. I would love to stay in a cabin in the mountains like that one.

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  2. Such beautiful beautiful pictures!! Looks like such a good time! How fun for the girls soccer team. But those football games watching your handsome grandson have to just be the best. How wonderful that is for you. We enjoyed wicked when it was here. Hope your having a good week!

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