Never mind. At the end of the trip we were welcomed by our son and daughter-in-law and suddenly the weather didn't matter anymore. Our son had planned a lot of outdoor activities, but the weather decided differently. We did some sightseeing from comfort of the car, and did more indoor activities.
We visited the Indianapolis Art Museum to see the special exhibit on the Ming Dynasty. The museum's photograph policy basically indicates that one cannot take a photograph of anything interesting inside the museum. But we could take unlimited photographs outside.
The ubiquitous "LOVE" quadrangle is one of the prized outdoor exhibits. Robert Clark (who later changed his name to Robert Indiana), created the LOVE for a Christmas card for the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in the 1960s. Interestingly enough, the artwork was never copyrighted, and immediately became public domain and an instant art hit around the world.
Despite the rain, we photographed the fountain in front of the museum. There were some remaining leaves on the sheltered trees around the fountain.
The numbers scupture, another Robert Indiana creation, is often used by couples to make "Save the date" cards for upcoming weddings, or birthday parties.
There seems to be a "mother and child" sculture at every museum. I especially liked this one.
The most important place we visited? The house my son and DIL bought. It is a perfect house, one that will meet their needs for as long as they remain in Indianapolis. They have cleverly decorated the traditional house with some non-traditional ideas that enhance rather than detract from the beauty. They bought old church pews and joined them together to make a lovely bench for the dining room. They upholstered the pews and even covered one wall with the same material. Not only comfortable, the pews are quite attractive. The drop-leaf table can be reduced in size and the entire area opened up for guests.
Our son is a great cook and we enjoyed some really good meals here. Isn't it nice to have someone else do all the cooking and cleaning?
-----We did have one indoor activity. My husband and I were introduced to the Wii. We bowled, played golf, even boxing. The thing is totally addicting!
-----What a wonderful and relaxing time we had. We sat by the fireside and chatted about old times and plans for the future. I can't wait to visit again.
-----The drive home was a bit harrowing with cold wind and bits of snow. We left very early in the morning so we could get home in the afternoon. We arrived in time to pick up the Golden Girls. Much as we totally enjoyed the visit, it was nice to be home again, sleeping in our own bed.
And I have some wonderful blogs to read. I've missed all of you.