Wednesday, May 15, 2013

End of the fun–in Indiana

Well, it seems like the fun and visiting is coming to an end.  Yesterday and today we visited more friends and relatives both in South Bend and in Indianapolis.  Tomorrow we are heading West and will be home by sometime on Saturday.

Yesterday (Tuesday) we drove to South Bend, Indiana to call on Fern’s friend Marguerite.  Fern of course was Katie’s Mom.  She and Marguerite were close friends for most of their lives.  Marguerite recently celebrated her 102nd birthday.  She is still very active and is even into writing haiku.


                                     Katie & Marguerite

We then visited Katie’s Aunt Sis and one of her daughters, Jane.  Sis is the widow of Fern’s brother Arthur.  She fell and broke her leg and is currently in re-habilitation, but is doing well.  It was good to see both of them and talk about old times and family history.


                       Katie, Aunt Sis, Cousin Jane

After the visits we drove back to Indianapolis where we had a nice dinner at Kona Jack’s Fish Market & Sushi Bar, located in North central Indianapolis.  We met, Cousin Jill and Cousin Craig, along with brother Bob and sister-in-law Terry there.  Excellent fish, well prepared at reasonable prices.

Today (Wednesday) was a less busy day.  Katie and Terry did a lot of quilting, with a nice break around noon for lunch at The Journey.  The Journey is a buffet with a variety of foods including Sushi, Prime Rib, Seafood, Chinese and Japanese cooking.  We met Cousin Barbara and three of her children there along with Bob and Terry.  It was a nice meal and a wonderful visit with all of them.


                Monty, Katie, Terry, Cassandra, Barbara
                                Bob, Sarah, Matthew

So tomorrow, we load up the car and point it in a generally west direction.  We have a couple more places to stop at before we reach the end of the trip.  So, stay tuned……..more to come.

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