Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]
Monday 1987 - [RAGBRAI Iowa bike ride: Denison to Storm Lake ~55 miles] Had some fresh fruit and bread at the house, gone a couple of blocks and I realized the top of my speedometer was gone. We were on the road at 6:30. First stop was Kiron [14 miles], long wait for the restroom, ate while we waited. Spent an hour in Schaller [41 miles] free popcorn and postcards. The Carls had given us good directions to their home [Storm Lake], right on the lake. Mrs. Carl took us down to get the luggage. Nice underground building at the college [Buena Vista]. Jean called us about 5pm.
Friday 1990 - Met Sankers and took them to "J's" Restaurant in Regency Apt. House [Tower] on Madison. Very nice ($79). It is their 40th Anniversary. Then to Fairfax to Walton [Creek] Theater to see "The Quilter" about a widow and her nine daughters. Hard to stay awake. The State has put up signs about the bridge reconstruction at the west edge of New Vienna. John and Julie met Gerry and Catherine at the Columbus airport and brought them down. Gerry seems to like running Best West RV.
Saturday 1991 - [Anchorage Alaska with Don and Martha Ann Bernard] To the visitor center, walked around downtown. Lunch at Simon and Seafort's, mix up on ½ portion of red and white salmon. Drove out to UofA [University of Alaska Anchorage], Earthquake Park [site of 1964 Good Friday Earthquake, most powerful earthquake ever recorded in North America, 9.2 magnitude], seaplane area. Supper at Carr's [grocery], still light at 11pm.
Monday 1992 - [to Ada OH for School of Missions] Studying Amos and the mid-east. The Democrat candidate for President VP (Clinton and Gore) were in Wilmington Ohio.
Tuesday 1993 - [Ginny and Roberta visiting] We met the Goodings, they had just gotten a new Chrysler, and Serena at the restaurant in Waynesville. Ginny was not too peaceful. Liver and onions was $6.95 with two vegetables. Roast beef and pork were $6.50. Got new IBM computer at Wells. Called the Ballantynes re our September trip there.
Wednesday 1994 - [Ginny visiting] Picked first tomato, plenty of broccoli.
Thursday 1995 - Went to Wilmington. Jean got her purse back at the Police Station and saw Dr. Kim.
Saturday 1996 - Filled dirt around concrete in back yard. Thought MV was going to call us on way back from Minneapolis, but she went I-65 instead. Waxed the pick-up and oiled my boots.
Monday 1998 - Lots of lightning, .8" of rain.