The day after we arrived was Alyssa’s 16th birthday. She chose a vegetarian restaurant in Bloomington for dinner, which we shared with other family members. Dessert followed at home.
That weekend, we attended Cassandra’s graduation from Ball State University, and her Open House the following day.
The next weekend brought Chelsey’s graduation from Bloomington South High School, and her Open House. We’re very proud of our two girls
Ron found a willing helper in Dakota. During our stay, Ron worked at clearing the edge of the yard. Dakota learned quickly to help dig, and then to grab the roots of multifloral rose to pull it from the ground.
Rain prevented him from working every day, but he enjoyed mowing and filling ditches when the sun shone.
Chelsey works at the Rocky River Farm Equestrian Center. We visited one morning, and enjoyed meeting the many horses.
Annually, our home church, Liberty View, moves its services to Spring Mill State Park for an outdoor service and “dinner on the grounds”. It was the first time we’d seen many of the congregation for two years, and despite the rain, was a great time to renew friendships.
We found time for play, too. We had several family pool games throughout the month…
…lots of walks through Foggy Morning Glen…
and hot dogs roasted over a bonfire. The time seemed to fly, and before we hardly knew it, May was gone, and it was time to move to McCormick’s Creek State Park and our Camp Hosting job.