Sarah had a short "fall break" from school so we popped up there for a parental visit. We flew to Indie, then drove to Bloomington. WOW...who knew Indiana was so beautiful in the fall?!
Alan and I stayed in a nearby small town called Story, right on the edge of the famous Brown County State Park. It's a long "story". but the nearly abandoned little town was purchased by developers and is now a quaint inn. The charming building and houses are now a bunch of rooms to rent. There's even a great restaurant - pictured below.
Here is a sample of a little house that is now part of the inn. That house is so cute...it should be on a L*K design!
The Story Inn restaurant also grows a lot of it's own food (and purchases other food locally when possible) and we enjoyed exploring a couple large kitchen gardens. It's past the season for lots of veggies, but some of the herbs were still going (growing) strong! This friendly scarecrow was keeping an eye on things.
Back in Sarah and Jeff's apartment in BTown, Sarah taught me how to make and Naan bread. We made the dough, let it rise, formed little dough balls, let them rise again, then patted them into circles which we grilled. YUMMMM! The four of us almost ate the whole batch, as we happily dipped the warm bread into hummus.
Not to be outdone in the kitchen, son-in-law Jeff whipped up a homemade apple/cranberry pie, complete with homemade crust. Gotta love a guy who can make a pie! Sarah was his able assistant.
When we weren't cooking and eating, we explored Bloomington, nearby town Nashville, and the Brown County Park. We also checked in on Sarah's latest painting - a bowl of cherries. Can't wait to see this one finished! You can see Sarah's other work at www.sarahewain.com
Alas...we're safely bake home in Wichita, and gearing up to tackle a busy week at L*K. We just released new products before we left, so messages and orders await! See you at Christmas...Sarah and Jeff!