It's been a fabulously chill week here at Deam Lake. I've made some progress on preparing to open my shop (Trail & Compass), and Ed's been able to fine-tune our internet functionality. We visited Huber Winery, got some hilly miles in on our bikes, and have done quite a bit of star-gazing next to the lake, in the company of what I can only guess are beavers (thonk-splash)
This shot is from the first time we visited Deam Lake with Chris & Amanda
It's been a hectic month, and we've been so insanely busy, that I am not even going to attempt a re-cap. But we're thankful to have been able to see so many of our friends and family before hitting the road.
As of the fall equinox, we are officially on our own schedule for Life on the Road, or, "LotR" which is the acronym we'll be using. Got it? It is also the acronym for Lord of the Rings, which we think is a pretty perfect coincidence for this adventure.
Beautiful Indiana prairie at Prophetstown State Park, during a pretty glorious bike ride with some friends on Ed's birthday.
These last weeks have been full of anticipation for hitting the road, but also plenty of stress and tears and heartfelt goodbyes. This business of leaving our friends and family is tough, but we are so excited for our adventures to come.
In order to GO, we have to leave. Which is not completely ideal because we love our town and all the people who fill it. We are so blessed to have ended up on our block. Unknowingly, we bought a house in such close proximity to the most loving, generous, creative people that we are so thankful to know, and now consider family. It's been such a joy to constantly find our paths crossing with so many interesting people. From those we first met last week, to those who we've been seeing around for years, we wish we could have gotten to know you more!
We are blessed to be a part of this local community of artists, writers, derby skaters, music makers, starlight rollers, and all you weirdos in between. We've learned so much from you. We love you Lafayette, and we'll be rolling through as often as we can.