Indianapolis Trip 2004

Wednesday, May 20 - Tuesday, June 1 -  An extended Memorial Day
 weekend trip to Indianapolis, Indiana to visit my older sister, Susan, Family
 and attend me niece, Kristen's High School Graduation
Kristen's Graduation Highlights:
  Conner Prairie
  Lafayette, In
May 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 & June 1

Wednesday, May 26th

04_Indianapolis_001 04_Indianapolis_002 Right: Mother and I flew Indianapolis. We saw
Snappy in flight from 2000 "Snappy on Parade"
and have an bacon cheeseburger for lunch at
the St. Paul - Minneapolis International Airport
Left: That evening for dinner, the family enjoys
three custom pizzas from Kristen's place of work,
Papa Murphy Pizza.

Thursday, May 27th
The day of Kristen High School graduation, Mother and I "tour" downtown while Susan were at work.

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View of the Indiana Civil War Memorial
from El Lilly's conference room
A great view of
Conseco Fieldhouse
Skywalk framed
RCA Dome
Union Station's
"Head House" ..
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... the Great Hall inside "White Ghosts”, statures of people from World War II days...
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...  are scattered throughout the Crown Plaza Motel's many atriums.
 - The motel is built inside the Union Station's train shed
Ghosts in lobby
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Union Station from
Pan Am Plaza
Trash Hoops Fountain  delight Indianapolis Canal Walk
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Indiana History Center
East side on canal & lobby from above.
Two block walk north & back on
The Central Canal
Another view of the
Ind. History Center

That evening, everyone attends, my niece, Kristen's Graduation from Hamilton Southeastern High School
at the Pepsi Coliseum on the Indiana state Fairgrounds
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04_Indianapolis_032F 04_Indianapolis_032G 04_Indianapolis_032H All photos were take by my sister, Susan
expect for 2nd one from right in top row.

Friday, May 28th
The Day of Kristen's Graduation Dinner at a fancy Italia Restaurant, we send
the afternoon at the nearby Conner Prairie Living History Museum

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Museum Enter "1816 Leamape Camp" -  has a wigwam (long & round) & Log trading Post
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The Pennsylvania bank Barn, farmhouse and authentic garden
at the "Zimmerman Farm" inside of  the "1886 Liberty corner” homestead"
View from Farm,
Covered Bridge
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A lesson in one
 room school House
Cedar Chapel
covered Bridge
  General Store & Potty shop in
the "1836 Prairietown"
The Town’s Inn

Saturday, May 29th
This morning, we went to "31st Round the Fountain Art Fair" in Lafayette, Indiana,
northwest of Indianapolis. As the name suggests, the art fair does wrap around the
Tippecanoe county courthouse and its fountain.

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Around the Courthouse

Sunday, May 30th
Besides watching the pre- Indianapolis  500 race arrival and events on TV, I spend This day with
Susan’s family. This morning Susan, Mother and I took a long hike west along Fall Creek Road.
The afternoon was shopping at Castleton Square Mall. No Photos

Monday May 31st
Today was another day spends with Susan's Family. The highlight was nice nature hike with Susan
and Mother in Skiles Test Park just east of interstate 465. On the way back, Susan droped me near
Geist Reservoir dam for an hour hike along Fall Creek Road back to her home  No Photos

Tuesday, June 1st
Today, Mother and I flew to Omaha by a way of Detroit. It was adventure to travel though the "light tunnel"
 between concourse at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport's Edward H. McNamara Terminal - Like fighting thru
 a "thunderstorm". There were a random flashing fluorescent lights behind curved nearly clear panels with
 cloud outline on each side of tunnel. No Personal Photos

Indianapolis Trip 2004

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