We woke up this morning in Indianapolis to the sound of accordion music. Amanda played the song she is playing for adjudication at the accordion convention in Chicago this week. Several other unsuspecting people in the Residence Inn also had the pleasure of greeting the morning to the sweet sounds of Amanda's accordion!
The main event of our trip was a visit to the Indianapolis temple open house. We thought it would be nice for Nolan to see the inside of a temple. We were surprised how much we enjoyed the tour as well. The temple was so beautifully appointed, and had such a reverent feel. You could tell the people of Indiana were very happy to get a temple in their state. It was a medium sized temple, and much smaller than we were used to, but it was one of the most beautiful temples we've seen.
We also had the pleasure of visiting with Sister Peel, who is serving a mission in Indiana. We knew her parents (and grandparents) in Littleton. We even hosted her parents' wedding reception in our back yard. Sister Peel was just as beautiful and vivacious as we remember her mother at that age!
We said goodbye to Amanda and Nolan and started our long trek home. We were hopeful it would take less than the estimated 9 hours.
Sadly, that was not to be! I-70 was a long line of semi trucks clogging both lanes for a good portion of the trip! However, a late night arrival in Maryland is a small price to pay for such wonderful memories!