We’ve been having a great time in Lafayette, Indiana. We got here Friday and we’re staying until Wednesday. We love our spot at the Wolf family RV Park. The dogs love it too because we log a lot of steps on the many well kept trails along the Wabash River.
The photos in Saturday’s blog were also taken here.
We ate breakfast at this cafe in the little town of Delphi which is up the road about eight miles.
Our reason for coming to Lafayette was to visit friends Kip met while attending college at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. I met Molly and Cary 36 plus years ago when they came through Casper while on vacation. Although we’ve been in touch off and on, we haven’t seen them again in all those years.
Since we got the RV and began our extended yearly road trips, we have seen family and friends we hadn’t seen in far too many years, and quite possibly might never have seen again.We have great fun exploring this beautiful country of ours and never have to leave the comforts of our own home or the companionship of our fur babies.
Molly and Cary are the kind of people you can immediately feel comfortable with and they’re lots of fun. They have shown us their beautiful city, and we’ve eaten at some great places.
Lafayette is the home of Purdue University.
The Lafayette Brewing Company was a great place to eat, but my favorite eatery so far is the pizza place we went to for lunch today. The pizza and salads were exceptional and the rooms were decorated with all kinds of antique toys. I can’t remember the name of the place, but I’ll find out for you tomorrow when I go back to get the denim jacket I left there.
Molly is going to fix a traditional Indiana dinner for us tomorrow. It sounds like she’s a wonderful cook, so we’re looking forward to it. They came to our place tonight for a cook-out. In fact they brought the hamburger meat for Kip to grill. I put together some broccoli salad, potato salad, and a wonderful warm peach cobbler served with vanilla bean ice cream. By put together, I mean I bought them all at Walmart and put them together on the table.
Cary, Molly and Kip. It was pretty dark. I’ll get some better pics tomorrow.
This brings to mind an irony of sorts. You might remember a blog I wrote last year about the award I won in high school. It catupulted me to new heights and now my name is recognized all over Murdo, SD and Mabank, TX. I don’t think I would be where I am today if I had not been awarded the Miss Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow pin. (I received the award again post-humorlessly at the reunion last summer. It was given to me by Patti and Judy…the Dykstra sisters. I thought Patti had sacrificed her BCHOT pin, but she later told me she found it on ebay. I lost mine, so either way I was touched. Plus…Judy made me a delightful collage featuring symbols of all the qualities Betty Crocker must have expected the winner of her award to embody.
Well, I don’t want to belabor the point, but sadly, Molly got beat out of the award she thought would surley be hers. It happened fifty years ago, but I can tell she still harbors some resentment. Sorry Molly…that had to hurt.
Molly and Cary recently bought a traveling home. Kip and Cary are taking it to Indianapolis tomorrow to get it fixed (long story). Molly asked me if I wanted to go with her to get a pedicure. Do you think she read my blog about my orange nail polish with sparkles in it? The stuff I spilled on my kitchen floor while painting my toes.
I’m going with Molly and I’ll treat myself to a pedi, but not a mani-pedi. My manis aren’t in good enough shape yet.
Well, it’s late and I must get some rest or I’ll fall asleep tomorrow in the middle of my very first traditional Indiana meal… made by a BCHOT wannabe.