October 1-2, 2017 Visiting Eric's family in Haubstadt
One day we had an extended family cookout, and the next night we went to downtown Evansville for a fair.
|Our nephew tearing it up on the front lawn.|
|Our nephew's baseball game|
|Our niece and nephew with their pet goat|
October 6, 2017 First Friday in Indianapolis
First Fridays means art showings at different places around the city. We walked around with friends downtown and checked out a few places.
|We got a tour of the Grand Hall at the Indiana Landmarks building before heading downstairs to the art exhibit.|
We camped at Brown County State Park in southern Indiana. The first night was just us, and we drove around taking pictures of the park to update our website about it. The second day Cara's brother, niece and nephew joined us. It was rainy but we still found things to do and had plenty of fun. That night other friends joined us at a picnic shelter for a cookout. The following day we met up with Cara's mother in Nashville, IN for pizza before heading home.
|Cara reserved a campsite right by the playground for the kids.|
|Examining a beehive at the Nature Center.|
|Our camping neighbors' cute dog|
|Our nephew and niece with a rainbow int the background|
|Our friends who joined us for the cookout own this awesome toy store in Nashville, IN.|
|Gluten free pizza|
|The kids liked the giant Jenga game.|
We met Cara's mother, brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephew in Columbus for a parade downtown, then food at the Ethnic Expo.
|Hiding decorated rocks around the town is also a thing in Columbus, and our niece and nephew were both happy to find one.|
October 20-22, 2017 Hayride to Hell
Our friends have a gorgeous property in Brown County and they host a Halloween party/camp-out every year. We missed the past two years, so we were happy to make it this time - it's always a blast. All of our friends put a ton of work into their costumes and their pumpkin carvings, and it shows.
|They used to cook a pig in the ground (buried by coals), but now a guy comes with a really nice pig cooking trailer. |
Everyone else brings a dish for the pitch-in dinner Saturday night.
|Traveling poker game - determining the winner.|
|Anyone need a tissue?|
|Cutest German couple ever, lol!|
|Prof. Spurious and his swamp oil elixer|
|Jellyfish and Medusa|
|Burning of costumes|
October 26, 2017 Visit with Eric's family
Work took us to southern Indiana again, which meant another visit with Eric's family in Haubstadt.
October 31, 2017 Return to Belize
Halloween had turned out to be the cheapest day to fly for us, so we returned to Belize. We were supposed to go to a really awesome Halloween party at our friends' in Hopkins that night (the neighbors who used to run a professional haunted house had set one up in in our friends' house), but sadly an epidemic of pinkeye in Belize caused the party to be cancelled.