Around Christmastime last year, we read in Nuvo that the White Violet Center on the campus of St. Mary-of-the-Woods has an adopt an alpaca program. For $100, you get a photo of your alpaca and visitation rights. We've blogged about this before but, this past weekend, we went for our second visit to see "our" alpaca. The bucolic grounds are so peaceful at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. There are 3 separate areas for the alpacas; one for Moms and babies, one for girls, and one for boys. We visited all of them because they are all so darn cute. We found out that "our" alpaca is participating in the Indiana Alpaca Show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in October (we are so proud). We are so glad that we found out so we can go see him there. Visit the alpacas if you get a chance or, better yet, participate in the adoption program. We're not sure if the price is still the same, but it really is the perfect gift; you get all of the fun without having to do any of the caretaking.