While in Franklin, we went exploring for fun places to eat. Â While we enjoyed our dinners, the candy and ice cream store was a favorite. Â Hoosier Cupboard Candy and Snacks is full of candy that we enjoyed growing up. Â It is located in the old train depot, so whenever a train comes through and the store is open, whoever is working encourages everyone to join them as they go out and waveÂ at the train.
If you are wanting ice cream though, I would recommend trying theirs. Â Their scoops are huge, but very reasonably priced.Â They are open as long as people are coming in the store, so if you are driving by Franklin IN, and wanting ice cream, check to see if they are open.
Have you ever watched a caterpillar eating its way out of its egg? Â Audrey was examining this egg under a microscope when she noticed the caterpillar trying to get out. Â We watched it from the time it looked like an air bubble in the egg until the caterpillar was completely out and looking for food.
This is an Eastern Black Swallowtail on a piece of dill.
We were so excited to be able to stay at the Ashley Drake Inn again during Andrea’s tournament. Â It has been a few years since being there, but Kim Smith treated us as old friends and we enjoyed time to catch up some.
We stayed in the Heritage Room which was plenty big for the three of us. Â Kim still makes wonderful breakfasts and has a large selection of tea to chose from.
The Inn’sÂ garden is just starting to bloom and I am sure it will be beautiful once all the flowers pop. Â Kim sent us home with mint starters and some flowers for Audrey’s butterflies. Â We are hoping that they all survived the trip!
The girls played hard. Â Andrea did a few things she rarely has the opportunity to do. Â On one play, she ran the whole field, supporting the striker who had no one else keeping up with her. Â I am not sure what she did for the other play, but I heard the other moms start chattering about Andrea. They excitedly talkedÂ about itÂ for a long time!
Unfortunately, the tournament was a single elimination gameÂ and they lostÂ by one point (0-1), due to a penalty shot. Both teams were so close in abilities, if they played again, they would probably win or tie. Since it was single elimination, it was not an accurate portrayal of who was the best of the four teams competing.
However, the girls playedÂ a great season and they made it to the finals. Â I am proud of them.
Megan was given two dolls from a lady at church. Â They are very old dolls. Â The one’s eyes open and close and the dress is falling apart from age. Â The other doll and dress is in better condition andÂ the hair and eyes are painted on. I am guessing they are from the 1950’s because they look similar to a larger doll my mom owns.