Family Fun Friday – March 19

When something that is a once in a lifetime event happens … you take it in.

I have always loved this city and the way this city embraces sports. That was never more evident than in a day spent driving around the city as March Madness kicked off.

People were here for all over the country taking in a place that embraces hospitality and loves basketball. From iconic places like the Fairgrounds Coliseum to Hinkle Fieldhouse from Mackey Arena to Assembly Hall and don’t forget the new places like Lucas Oil and Banker’s Life … this city was alive again and loving basketball.

This was an adventure. We drove around. I would jump out of the car to take photos and Sherry would try to navigate her way back to me while avoiding street closures, construction, and police that wanted you to keep moving!

We even managed to drive by the Children’s Museum to see the Dinosaurs decked out for March Madness. I don’t think the city missed a trick. Before the Madness ends … take a drive around the city and be inspired by the life that is returning to this great city.

We ended our day in Broad Ripple at one of our favorite places – Half Litre BBQ. We indulged in some favorites and Riley tried something new – Triple Jam – it seemed fitting for our journey.

We finished everything in time to settle in at home for the games on TV – only to see our brackets busted and our hearts broken.

But there is always next year … and another month of madness to look forward too.


As a side note, we were excited to see our beloved LN Wildcats win on Saturday. They will now play for a State Championship the first Saturday in April.

You see in Indiana one month isn’t enough to cover the Madness that is Basketball.


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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