On our recent RV day trip Sher and I spent a most enjoyable time viewing an Indiana treasure: The Immaculate Conception Convent, which is the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. The Sisters of St. Francis continue to serve the people of Indiana. Learn details at their Website Here including the fascinating history of the Order.
Motherhouse, right and church, left. Parking lot is for the Holy Family Catholic Church, out of view on left
Chapel and portion of the cemetery for Sisters
Beautiful Shrine overlooks the cemetery grounds
Not only is there beautiful architecture on the campus but peaceful cemeteries, shrines, a school and a farm. Oldenburg is known as “The City of Spires” due to the many church spires visible on the skyline of this quaint Indiana town.
The National Road Highway 40 yard sale starts in St Louis and follows US Route 40, also known as the National Road, and ends in Baltimore some 820 miles later. The “yard sale” refers to the many places along Route 40 where for four or five days hundreds of folks set out their wares for sale. This year’s sale ran from May 29th to June 2nd.
We enjoy staying in the RV at the sales. We tarp the tables at night.
We set up at Liberty Baptist Church in Dunreith, Indiana. Dunreith is located between Greenfield and Richmond. Pastor Tim graciously opens his church grounds to vendors. Shoppers can pull into the church parking lot, thus avoiding the sometimes dangerous road side parking. This year on Friday and Saturday there were 10 different vendors at the church, selling a wide variety of things.
Start planning now for next year’s sale. There are lots of vendors between Richmond and Greenfield, including the ones at Liberty Baptist Church in Dunreith. We had a very good sale, so come see us next year! You never know what treasures we’ll have for you to discover.
This morning most of Indiana has been hit with an ice storm. Luckily there are only spotty power outages, as reported by local media.
Tree branch covered with ice
A leaf hanging on
Thankfully we do not have to travel anywhere today, as the hazardous road condition warnings are out for the rest of the day.
Who would have thought that a mere three days after the first day of Spring 2018 central Indiana would be hit with a rather obnoxious snow storm. In spots reaching a depth of 8 to 10 inches, the heavy wet snow fell most of the day Saturday.
Birdhouses in the snow