Wednesday, July 07, 2010

July 7, 1988-99 Wendy loves to swim

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 CafĂ© 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.]

2 comments:

Mary Uible Crowson said...

Catherine, what are the 5 digit "codes" in the first entry? I've been reading about Milton Caniff due to discussion with Anne Uible Birnbaum. Never really knew about the comics, just remembered Dad mentioning the name several times when I was a kid. As usual, should have paid alot more attention....

Catherine said...

I assumed they were odometer readings. Google maps says 571 miles via I-65, and those numbers would indicate 593 miles. Did the folks have a Mustang?

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