Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]
Thursday 1988 - [to Tuscaloosa AL] Left NV (35111 Mustang), lunch with MV, got to Tuscaloosa for the night (35704). En route to ALA [American Library Association] Meeting in New Orleans with Serena.
Friday 1989 - [To Indianapolis, Wendy visiting] Here in Indianapolis for sightseeing with Wendy, via Gratis [OH] and Franklin [IN]. 92 miles to first IN Rest Stop. Toured the Capitol, which had the first chapel in the US. Lunch (via terminal) at Sbarro #24 in Claypool Ct. The Calzone was $2.95. A brief stop at the Indianapolis Public Library and then to Children's Museum. Overnight at Marriott Fairfield Inn, $37.95. Wendy loves to swim.
Saturday 1990 - Cut shrubs across the street. Poison ivy clearing up.
Sunday 1991 - Jean had SS lesson, Genesis 17-19. She did a great job. Rev. Johnson spoke on weaknesses and strengths. Gave GHU her lunch on the patio, then we four ate at Frisch's, then to the Highland County Historical Society, had a special exhibit on Milton Caniff [1907-1988, Cartoonist best known in his later years for the comic strip, Steve Canyon, born in Hillsboro, who was related to Uncle Will Uible's 3rd wife, Verta [1879-1966]. Dad adds: As I recall he was Aunt Vertie's nephew.. He wrote "Terrry and the Pirates" and other comic strips. It was popular at the time. As a kid I use to ride my bike up to Leesburg and recall her cookies.] Got home about 5:30 then rode our bikes out to Careytown and back.
Thursday 1994 - [Family Reunion in Estes Park to Colorado Springs CO] We left the Y after lunch [which included] birthday cake for Bev Gooding. Met Cris and family en route to Boulder, walked the Pearl St. [Pedestrian] Mall there. Now in Colorado Springs at the Hilton, ate at Furr's. $3.99 for entree with 2 vegetables and bread. Got breakfast stuff at Safeway.
Friday 1995 - [Ginny visiting]
Sunday 1996 - [Bardstown to Danville to Somerset KY to home] Walked around My Old Kentucky Home grounds. UMC in Danville, the librarian recommended a really local place for lunch. Walked around Constitution Square [State Park], also Centre College. Got to Somerset by 3pm for MV's musical program, then we went to Bob Evans with Rudy and Susan Garrett to eat. We left for NV at 5:30. Traffic was thick and thin. Got home at 11pm.
Tuesday 1998 - [Stockholm Sweden] See where Barry Williams had our new 220 [electric] service approved. Six of us went into Stockholm, we split off and walked around Old Town, ate lunch at Café De La Paix, near the German church. Toured the castle – too many crowns. A quick trip to NiKi, nice looking place where we got Julie two rubber scrapers.
Wednesday 1999 - [Family Reunion in Glorieta NM to Wichita Falls TX, with Serena. According to Credit Card statement, ate at Luby's and stayed at La Quinta Inn.]