Monday, June 24, 2013

Back Home Again in Michigan!

I returned home last night, after  a wonderful time in Indianapolis, Indiana.  I have so much to share I hardly know where to begin.  

As mentioned in my June 18th post, the purpose of the trip was to attend my church denomination's quadrennial SDMI [Sunday School & Discipleship Ministries International] Convention, and the opening service of the 28th General Assembly.  My son and I were both SDMI delegates.  

Our "threesome" [my son, daughter-in-law, and me] departed from Michigan late Tuesday morning, June 18th, and arrived in Indianapolis just moments before we were to join our district executive council members for dinner at St. Elmo Steak House, located on Illinois Street in downtown Indianapolis.

[Photo courtesy of St. Elmo Restaurant]

The steak house, established in 1902, was named after the patron saint of sailors, St. Elmo.  It is the oldest Indianapolis steakhouse serving in its original location, and has earned a national reputation for its excellent food and service.

The servers all wear black suits, white shirts, and black bow ties.  Our server, Glenn Ware, looked and sounded like the actor in All State Insurance commercials who asks, "Are you in good hands?".   He said he's told that no less than 6 to 7 times a day!  

[Photo courtesy of St. Elmo Restaurant]

My camera was packed in my suitcase, so I'm sharing photos from St. Elmo's web site. If you're ever in Indianapolis, this is the place to eat!   I ordered an 8 oz. filet mignon, with a baked potato for my main entree, and on Glenn's recommendation I got their Blue and White Bread Pudding for dessert [white chocolate and blueberries served with bourbon cream sauce and vanilla ice cream].  I couldn't eat it all, but they boxed it for me to enjoy the next day.

[Photo courtesy of St. Elmo Restaurant]

After a wonderful dinner we headed to our place of lodging for the next five nights at Staybridge Suites, Indianapolis Downtown Convention Center location.  

[Photo courtesy of Staybridge Suites]

Our room, #417, was a two bedroom/two bathroom suite that I 
shared with Steve and Sharon. Pictured below was my private room with its own bath, located at one end of the suite.  

Tomorrow's post will be day #2 in Indianapolis, which pertains to tea!


  1. Welcome back Phyllis. I look forward to your tea post.

  2. Sounds like fun! I look forward to your upcoming posts about your trip.
    Hugs, Beth

  3. Glad you are back safe and sound! That steak and dessert sure sounds good!

  4. Glad to see you back, and glad you had a good time, will look forward to reading more about it. Right now I'd like some of that blueberry bread pudding...

  5. Welcome back, it sounds like it was a good trip. The restaurant sounds delicious.


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