Thursday, September 8, 2016


Well I can't believe it is the first week of September and summer in the mid-west is coming to an end. We have had a great summer revisiting many of the places we hold dear in our hearts from our youth.  Of course there were many places and events we could not visit as many things change over the 33 years we have lived in Colorado.

Warsaw is blessed each summer with nearly 20 life size sculptures placed around the city by a well known artist.  People come from all over northern Indiana to see and photograph these beautiful pieces of art.  I am including several pictures of my favorites in this blog.  In addition there is a free concert in the park on the lake each month all summer long.

A real highlight of our summer was getting tons of fresh produce from one of Vickie's best friends {Barb Cotton) and her husband (Ed).  For the first time in my life I had all the wonderful Indiana tomatoes I could eat and did something I seldom do, gave many away.  We also had fresh lettuce, cabbage, all kind of peppers, sweet corn, three different types of squash, and potatoes.  I even got to dig potatoes for the first time so I know they are fresh.

We where able to go to a great free water ski show right here in Warsaw on Hidden Lake and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the performance.  It is all local people, mostly youth and you really get a super fun hour long show.  I grew up water skiing but never over a jump or on someone shoulders.

We have been able to open the binds on the picture window in our RV and look out over the lake, watching boats, wildlife and beautiful sunsets.  The wildlife include wild swans, sandhill cranes, white egrets, many species of ducks, whitetail deer and tons of black squirrels to name a few.

We have eaten our way through most of the food we have not been able to find anywhere else so it must be getting close to departure time and head south. We have just three weeks left in Indiana before we hit the road bound for sunny Florida.  We will be returning here again next year to once again roam the hills and lakes of our youth.  I will give you one more update as we prepare for our migration south.  Until then keep an
open mind, open heart and remain unplugged.