Exploring Indy

This week was not our first visit to Indianapolis but it was the first time we found ourselves with spare time.  My brother lived just a few hours away until this spring, we would always head to his house whenever time off in the area presented itself.  I am sad that I don’t get to go play with my nephew and nieces, he now lives in Omaha and I have no idea when I might get to see them next.  Now don’t b sad for us, this opened the door to experience Indiana culture and art.  We started at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.  It’s not hard to find affection from two people who call Wyoming home in the walls of this facility.  I was especially drawn to the pieces that where painted show dusk and moonlight.  The western landscape is dramatically changed by the setting sun, the reds in the soil come alive and mountains bursts with unimaginable glory.  However it was the lonesome beauty and stillness of the moonlit pieces that really touched me.  The portrait of peace and live in the moments of night.

We were also able to spend some time at the Indiana State Museum, when I was a teenage intern in the Illinois capital I would often spent my lunch at their state museum.  Unlike many other midwestern museum this was unbiased and honest.  From their roots at a puritan society to a colorful industrial revolutions, proud Hoosiers are diverse.  THe state history does include so much injustice to the native tribal population and also the staging some of the most amazing tribal rebellions.  The visit concluded with at tour of “With Charity for All” a special exhibit on Lincoln.  It was filled with artifacts from his father Thomas and so many photographs.  It lovely talked about Abe and Mary’s relationship.  They had such a deep love for one another.

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We are moving to Wyoming!!!!! First step was to get a mailbox in Cheyenne, we have just a little bit of paperwork left and boom! We did this while on our visit to Cheyenne, what a wonderful city.

Our show with Reflections was hosted in Cheyenne for just two days but stayed there four. After missing a huge snow storm that left a 50 car pile up outside of town, I was glad we took our time getting there. Our truck was set up right in on the plaza in front of the Train Depot. The hotel that we stayed at was call The Plains Hotel and what a place. It was so nice, our room was huge and the food at the restaurant was some of the best we had in town. I am not saying we didn’t have a bad meal there however. I might even be inclined to say that we had the worst meal in Cheyenne too.

Since we had extra time to get to Salt Lake City staying Monday to play was a must. Shopping was on the list and a perfect place to hit was a Cowboy store called the Wrangler. Josh got a shirt and I attempted again to pick out boots.

Due to that huge accident before we got there it was slim pickings at the Rental place but I think we scored. It’s no Eclipse, but hey beggars with no reservation can’t be choosers.

Even thought I am glad we stayed the extra day it would have been nice to have missed that storm.