New Harmony 

Overcast skies and a chance of showers couldn't discourage SIR-PCA members from turning out for an afternoon trip to historic New Harmony.


We gathered on Diamond Avenue, chatted with friends, and...


...soon motored through rolling southwestern Indiana countryside...


...to the picturesque and fascinating little town of New Harmony.

Our modern machinery made a nice counterpoint to the antique setting.


Members drove 6 911s, a Boxster, a Cayman, a Panamera, and a couple of non-German makes on this outing.


Our first stop: Creation Station.


Mark introduced us to Rick Huffman, Proprietor. Pictured behind Rick: Mark Roethemeier, Tom and Debi Michelsen, Debbie Jackson, Susan Jindrich, and Judy Ridings.


Rick demonstrated many talents, including his musical skills. Looking on: Phil Green, Dave Hostetter and his son Stirling, Mike Fox and Dale Fatland. Listening, while studying jewelry in the window: Dawn Green and Ben Tennyson.


Rick's shop features jewelry, art, stained glass (created by our own Mark Roethemeier), and hand-crafted dulcimers like the ones he described to Criss Yelton.


SIR commissioned Rick to inscribe club glasses for members who made this trip.


Before dining, we had time to visit some of New Harmony's other shops and sights.

We dined at the colorful Yellow Tavern.

At the foreground table, Cheryl Roethemeier places her order. Dale Fatland, Judy Ridings, Debbie and Jeff Jackson wait for their turns.

Enjoying themselves at the corner table were Dawn and Phil Green and Mike and Vicky Fox.

Pictured here (L-R), Susan Jindrich, Jeff and Cathy Bailey, and Tom and Debi Michelsen (who were married in New Harmony's roofless church in 1976).

Phil, Ben, and Cheryl chat in the Yellow Tavern's relaxed atmosphere.

To make a great afternoon even better, the sun came out for our ride home.

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