Friday, June 23, 2006

fun in the District

Tonia and I just got back from three days in the eastern half of the District. We were fortunate to be able to drop our oldest two kids with her parents and the youngest two kids with mine-- for a little time away! ;-)

We were going to go to the Dearborn County Fair on Monday night, but some thunderstorms caused us to postpone that until Tuesday night. So, we went to Columbus for a day-- and thoroughly enjoyed that gem of a city. I remember reading that Columbus was a top city for architecture and thinking that it must be Columbus, Ohio. Someone corrected me at the time. Now, we've seen why. Wow! And what about Mill Race Park? That was incredible too! We also had a fabulous dinner at Bistro 310 and some "Doggone" good ice cream. Quite a night!

On Tuesday night, we went to the County Fair and took the opportunity to meet a bunch of people and hand out some campaign literature. We also met four people at the Democrats' tent and enjoyed talking with them for awhile. (The Republican tent was vacant all night long!)

On Wednesday, we visited Milan and saw the museum for the 1954 high school basketball champs-- the Indians. Then, we spent the rest of the day in Aurora and Lawrenceburg, walking around, shopping, and meeting some friendly small business owners. Both towns are lovely. And it was amazing to imagine how much that area has grown in the past few years!