Even though my cousin Annie’s birthday is in July, we celebrated in September with a hike at Starved Rock. It was a lovely day and I got some great pictures here.

Starved Rock Hike

October is my birthday month, so I usually try to do something that I haven’t done before. This year, I took a few days off of work and drove down to Indianapolis with my Mom. I then rode a really nice trail, the Monon Rail Trail and drove to Dayton to see the Wright Brothers National Park. The bike ride turned out to be very wet, as it started pouring rain about halfway in. But it was still a great ride and I’d like to do it again, when it’s a little drier. The Wright Bros site was pretty cool, though the bike shop was a bit disappointing. And aside from that, I didn’t really see much else to do in Dayton. We did find the university, but didn’t see much else. Here are the pictures from the trip.

Indianapolis/Dayton Trip

When I got home, I had signed up for a glassblowing class, which turned out to be a lot of fun. I don’t know that glassblowing is something that I’d get into, but it was definitely cool to give it a try. Here are some pictures from the class.

Glassblowing Class