“History balances the frustration of ‘how far we have to go’ with the satisfaction of ‘how far we have come.” It teaches us tolerance for the human shortcomings and imperfections which are not uniquely of our generation, but of all time.” ~ Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
Monday I decided to stay at the hotel all day to regroup, repack and rejuvenate. Swimming in the pool, fine dining, cold Blue Moons and a few naps are just what I needed after a week of long drives and boondocking at Camp Wal*mart.
I made a second attempt to visit the Indiana State Museum. This time I breezed right into the White River Underground Parking Garage, which you may use to visit several adjacent museums and the state park itself. Normally, it’s ten dollars for admission to the museum but Tuesday is discount day at only $5.75 plus they give you a voucher that reduces your parking fee to only three dollars; and being a Tuesday, I think I counted maybe a dozen other patrons so it was a nice, peaceful experience.
On the way there I swung by the Children’s Museum to see this!
The Indiana State Museum is a chronological history of the state from prehistoric time to the present. These are but a few pieces on display…
It seems that Indiana, 12,000 years ago, was a Mastadon Mecca.
So, remember a few blogs back I mentioned how impressed I was with the city of Cleveland? Well, those words are still true but…if I was going to move to a city in this area, ya’ know, Middle America, the land of tornadoes, lake-effect snow and a million miles of corn, it would definitely be…Indianapolis. What an absolutely beautiful city! It’s like the whole city is one big, gorgeous, well-maintained park. It doesn’t feel like a city, it’s not crowded! And it’s clean! When I say “clean!” I mean not-a-cigarette-butt-on-the-sidewalk clean! Everyday is like Sunday in the park. I would live here. Period.
I also swung by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was too late to go into the museum so I snapped a few pictures and skeedaddled on down the road.
I hope you come see for Indianapolis for yourself. I just spent three days there and didn’t want to leave.
The gam continues…