However, by the time I'd been there about a semester I loved it - my classes, the people I was meeting, Inter Varsity meetings. And in the fall of 1979, I met Terry and began dating him the following spring. That was a very good thing that came out of my years in Bloomington.
I'm not sure, though, if I ever appreciated enough, while I was there, what a beautiful college campus Indiana University is. Last weekend, Terry and I went back for a visit. It has been at least ten years (probably more) since we were there. We drove down in a (for them unseasonable) snowstorm, which made for potentially treacherous travel, but it also made everything look so pretty...
This is the view from our bedroom. We stayed in the Biddle Hotel, which is part of the Student Union...
This was taken during our walk across campus.
Lindley Hall, where the Linguistics Department is housed:
We had dinner at our favorite restaurant, The Trojan Horse. It's amazing to me that it's still there! And no one makes a Gyros that is as good as theirs. I've looked.
We also did some driving in Brown County and checked out the State Park there as a possible location for a future Extended Family vacation spot. It is so beautiful! If you ever had the impression that Indiana is a boring state, you need to visit this area.
We visited with friends near Indianapolis, enjoying good food and conversation and church with them on Sunday. I love friendships that have endured for a long time because even when you don't see each other often, it feels like you just pick up where you left off last time!
Oh, and I found a couple of great Depression Glass items and a book. Successful weekend!!