Saturday, May 17, 2008

Visit to Stinesville

Last weekend Keith and our friend Geoff took the kids on a hike through Stinesville, Indiana. Stinesville is a very small town in the north western part of Monroe County, about 25 miles from Bloomington's downtown. It was founded in 1855 by Eusebius Stine, who owned a sawmill and gristmill there. The population fell dramatically in 1916 when the Hoadley Mill burned down and wasn't rebuilt. The current population is about 200.

These pretty yellow flowers were picked for Mom

I wanted to share some lovely pictures that Keith took while they were there. It was a cold and rainy day (Mother's Day) and the kids were soaking wet when they returned home, but everyone had a good time, including the Moms who were at home enjoying a peaceful afternoon.


Kelly said...

Looks like so much fun! I am always jealous of your great pictures! You need to send me the name of your camera again (although I do know that getting great pictures REALLY depends on the photographer!) We are in the market for a new camera, and I think we're going to try to do it right this time! :)

Anonymous said...

You are truly gifted photographers in your little family, and the way you combine the text and photos in your blog sets a high standard for everybody else. I love reading your blog. Many thanks, MKP

Mad Queen said...

That is a fun little outing! I have never heard of Stinesville... what was there to do? Did the kids get to see an old gristmill?

And seriously, I hate to say it, but the BEST mother's days are the ones where mothers truly get a break.

I feel guilty asking for this on mother's day, but for my birthday I always want Glenn to take the kids out for the day so I can be home bymyself to do whatever I want which usually ends with a bubble bath.

Sounds like you had a good one!