Friday, August 17, 2012

CCF Meets at Mississinewa

 When I wrote that we were going to be disconnected from the world for a time, I did not realize that since our last visit the entire park at Mississinewa Recreation Area has been wired for wifi and thus I was able to make a couple of posts while we were there.
 
 It will not surprise you that we found plenty of time to partake of good food.  Early and often, as it is sometimes said of voting.

 I showed you yesterday a bit of our visit to the circus museum.  While we were in downtown Peru I saw this old ad on the side of a building.  I "collect" these, and they are becoming quite scarce as buildings are razed or walls are painted over.  You may be able to tell that this was originally a Mail Pouch ad which was painted over to advertise Jacob Opp's Saloon.

 
Along the Mississinewa River east of Peru there is a steep escarpment going down to the stream.  This area is called "Seven Pillars" for the river has carved pillars into the base of the cliff.  We did not go down to the bottom to look at it, but there is this break in the surface where one can look down to the river and see one of the pillars.  It is there just to the left of the greenery, not so impressive in the picture, but in 3-D it is quite interesting.  (That pillar is a long way down from where I was standing.)


This was how we spent Monday evening.  It rained all night, but cleared by five in the morning and the rest of the entire outing was beautiful.
BBBH refused to allow a little rain to dampen her enthusiasm for fireside fun.

12 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

It looks like a delightful, if damp-ish, time.

John Cowart said...

Glad you found the wifi to keep posting.
I missed the Mail Pouch part of the sign till you pointed it out.

Shelly said...

You all are enjoying life just as it should be enjoyed. So glad you had the rain. We are still waiting expectantly here~

Jim said...

Ah, a fan of ghost signs! I photograph them when I come upon them too.

vanilla said...

Jacquelineand, A great time, and the rain came at night. The days were bright.

John, isn't it amazing how we miss being "connected"? I may work up a post about that.

Shelly, we do pray that you will get some real rainfall. Too dry too long is no fun.

Jim, so I am not the only one who sees the fun in old-timey things. If someone is in the car with me when I stop for a ghost sign, they for the most part think I'm nuts. I did not know the term "ghost signs." Thanks.

Lin said...

We like to spot those old painted signs on buildings too.

Looks like a fun week with friends..in spite of the rain. I like rain...just not when I'm camping.

Grace said...

Love the last photo!

vanilla said...

Lin, we were fortunate in that the rain was an overnighter, otherwise beautiful weather!

Grace, that picture does rather capture the camping spirit, rain and all!

Vee said...

At least it ususally stays quite warm during Indiana summer rains. Glad you are having fun!

vanilla said...

Vee, cold wasn't an issue, but wet was for Kent and Alex whose tent got soaked on the inside. We had four people sleeping in the RV, one night only, though.

Rebecca said...

My local city has a lot of old buildings with those painted ads on them. I never thought of taking photos before they crumble. Good going! Enjoy your blog meet-up. Wish I was there!

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