On one of the last beautiful days of indian summer Augustus asked if we could go to Indiana. we had nothing else on the schedule, so we went. We took the long way there trying to stay by the water. This proved impossible during stretches du to factories, but we ended up at a place called Miller Beach. We drove straight to the water and walked the beach amazed at the quantity of small driftwood pieces aligned by the surf. We made sculptures out of the sticks, a castle in the sand and sent a message in a bottle--it was the day after the election so our message noted that and asked therecipient to email Augustus when the bottle is found.
We then looked for a place to eat. Imagining we wouldn't find much, we stumbled on a Zagat rated restaurant--quite fancy and delicious. It was quite "grown-up" and Augustus and I had lovely conversation. Then we headed home after a bit more exploring of a place I hope to return to.