Chuck surprised us by taking a day off work. We took a road trip to see the sunflowers.
As we drove further and further into the country I could feel the stress of every day life melting away.
Sadly, we missed the peak of this field by a few days.
They had dropped their leaves and the heads were so heavy that they were leaning over. At first it was disappointing, then I changed my mindset. I choose to embrace the beauful day and all the beauty around.
When we left we needed to find some lunch. We went to the next larger town. Imagine our surprise when we saw this praying mantis in the middle of town!
Megan loves praying mantis so it was a must that we stop for a photo. It's named Kokomantis after the down. Fun!
Megan read about another thing to see... The Worlds Largest Sycamore Stump. We thought we'd humor her and go since it wasn't far. I'm really glad that we did as this was impressive.
The stump was moved to a park in 1916 and is 57 feet around, 18 feet wide, and 12 feet tall. Amazing! Yes, I know to some this might be simple and maybe considered boring or nerdy. If you've been around for a while then you know we really are a family that embraces simple.
We took a different route home and it was just as lovely.
It might not have been the trip we had envisioned, but none the less, we had a good time exploring the back roads of our beloved Indiana.
Keep on keepin', friends!