Indian Wells, California. As the car drives (which you would NOT do with gas at $3.50 a gallon), just a wee bit under 2,000 miles from Crawfordsville. South of Vegas and East of LA.

Recently several noted Wabash alumni gathered there for dinner. In the picture, from left to right, Tom Klingaman ’52, Chuck Goering ’51, Chan Holmes ’51, Kevin Clifford ’77, Steve Bowen ’68, Tom Hays ’55 and David Givens ’56. Not pictured is John Fox ’64. Seven are Trustees of the College.

OK…I hadn’t heard of Indian Wells and I wondered, as I looked it up in Google Maps, what the attraction might be. Well…as I zoomed in, I stopped counting as I went over 50 golf courses within about a 10 mile circle. Now I understand the smiles…

Best part of the picture? Not one tie…