This week's travel post is the last part of a travel series of our visit to see our grandchildren in Carmel, Indiana. If you want to start at the beginning, go HERE. Other posts in chronological order are HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE!
This is the final post of a vacation I took last fall to the Carmel Indiana area to visit my children and grandchildren. If you missed any of the fun things we did during our week long visit, be sure to check out the posts listed above.
Our last full day in Indiana we decided to check out the nearby town of Noblesville. It is such a cute, busy little town with a lot of their original buildings still standing.
Noblesville is the fourteenth largest city/town in Indiana with a population of 51,969. It is also listed as the fifth best place to live in Indiana with populations over 5,000.
This interesting historic building is now a "Museum of History" which was formally the sheriff's residence and county jail. Wouldn't you like to spend the night in a county jail as nice as this one? 😁
The most extravagant building in town is the Hamilton County Courthouse which sits proudly in the town square.
The courthouse features a three-story square tower. It was built between 1877 and 1879.
The courthouse is a Second Empire style brick and limestone building.
An old bell is on display in the courtyard of the courthouse and of course, Alethea had to check it out.
On the side of the courthouse is a veterans memorial.
We spent some time at this memorial taking pictures, as you will see at the end of this post. The kids loved playing in the fall leaves that were captured between the memorial benches.
This next building is the First Christian Church established in 1897. Now it is the Adler Building. Twenty five years ago, Raymond Adler saved this building from the recking ball and now uses it for his law practice.
It is one of Hamilton County's oldest Christian churches.
I'm so happy Raymond Adler loves history and decided to save this beautiful old church!
And now, before I finish this post I have a few "Grandma & Me" photos to share. I'm sure some of you may have noticed that I haven't been doing "Grandma & Me" photo shoots anymore. It's not because I don't want to, I loved our monthly photo shoots! But my grand babies just would not cooperate for the camera anymore and I got tired of trying to force the issue. It makes me sad, because I really loved the beautiful pictures that came out of it, but what can I do? I always said when I started doing them that I would only continue doing them as long as they wanted to.
But I can't end the post without sharing these hysterical photos...and a true example of how challenging it was doing a photo shoot with two toddlers! In the scenes below we were in the midst of a photo shoot when Atticus pulled a stick out of Alethea's hand and it snapped in two. If you look in the picture above they are both happy and smiling and both have sticks in their hands. But those smiles quickly turned to tears when Alethea's stick broke. At this point, I was so frustrated with trying to get two toddlers to sit still with me for a nice photo shoot, that when Alethea burst into tears, I burst out laughing and I couldn't stop myself. My husband thought the combination of Alethea crying and me laughing so comical, that he just kept the camera going and caught all the live action in photos.
I love how Atticus just innocently keeps playing like he did nothing wrong, meanwhile Alethea is falling to pieces over a broken stick. Oh the drama of toddlerhood! 😂
Well I hope you enjoyed my final post of our fall vacation to Indiana. Next week I will begin one of two posts of my winter vacation in Indiana with the kids, then I will start a new series of Smokey Mountain National Park.
Have A Great Day! Amy
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I love looking at images of old buildings in town squares. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I love old buildings too. Glad you enjoyed the pictures. Thanks for visiting.Delete
Such perfect photos of you with the grandkids showing real life! Those really are the best pictures!ReplyDelete
This town does look really nice with the beautiful buildings, especially loving the courthouse!
We hope to visit the Indianapolis zoo soon!!
They are, aren't they? They make me laugh every time I see them. I can't believe all the drama over a broken stick. Toddlers are so hysterical. My kids have been to the Indianapolis Zoo twice now. They have yet to go to the Botanical Gardens in the zoo though which is what I would really want to see.Delete
What a cute place. I had a friend that lived there. Thanks for sharing this with us.ReplyDelete
It is so cute! You're welcome.Delete
I remember those days of trying to get all three boys to sit and smile and pose... it was awful but funny. You've got to keep a sense of humor about these things for sure.ReplyDelete
Oh, it's so hard and frustrating trying to get a good picture. This photo shoot went so horribly wrong, all we could do was laugh.Delete
Those pictures are priceless Amy.ReplyDelete
And the architecture is so stunning!! That's why I love exploring all kinds of towns and areas!!
They sure are! I can't wait to show them on Alethea's wedding day! ha ha! And yes, I was impressed that so much of this small town historic buildings were left intact.Delete
Thanks for the tour of this charming town Amy! Great photos and what a joy to be with your darling grandchildren making happy memories!ReplyDelete
Your'e welcome! It was definitely a "making memories" moment.Delete
Such a delightful place. It reminds me of growing up in Whiting, IN with the storefronts lining the streets.ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at 'My Corner of the World' this week!
Glad it brought back some memories for you. Thanks for stopping by.Delete
What a fun trip with your family. I love these types of towns. Perfect size with lots of history.ReplyDelete
It sure was! I so agree on enjoying towns with a lot of history.Delete