Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]
Friday 1988 - [Tuscaloosa AL to New Orleans LA, with Serena] Staying at Clarion Hotel, nice roof top pool. Lunch at Gumbo Shop.
Saturday 1989 - [Indianapolis to home, Wendy visiting] Went to Conner Prairie, very into existing as life was in 1836 when AR the 25th state came in to the US. The guide had never heard of AZ (in 1836). Drove to Cincinnati, Velva Sheen, Westwood UMC, Towne Towers, and had pizza $8.95 at the Music Palace, Rt-4 exit N of I-275. Kroger special on 2% milk for 99¢/gallon (regular $1.69).
Sunday 1990 - Hortons leave for LW. Don preaching near Waynesville. Went to Ponderosa for lunch, K.C. Steak $3.99.
Friday 1994 - [Colorado Springs CO] Visited Focus on the Family, Exit 151, then the Air Force Academy, ran into John and Julie there. Saw the platoon marching across the field. Jean walked from the Visitor Center to the Chapel.
Saturday 1995 - [Ginny visiting] Helped Mary Bahr paint at the Homeless Shelter in Wilmington. She has 6 church groups lined up to paint each Saturday. Used Gene Williams 18" shears to trim the shrubbery. Roberta and Sid meeting his grandson [Andy Lizshefski] and a friend in Chicago, then going to Disney World for 5 days.
Wednesday 1998 - [Stockholm Sweden to Cincinnati OH] Flew from Stockholm to Helsinki to NYC to Cleveland to Cincinnati where we had reservations at Holiday Inn. There were just 10 in our group + Robert Hinshaw (he is 65), his step-son Ken (28) and Ken's daughter Alex (8). Interesting people – Gordon and Muriel Bevens (she likes lettuce) from Nevada Iowa. He is very conservative and political. Herbert and Ruth Goldbar, who have spent a year living in different places, this year starting in Oxford, England. Nancy who put her binoculars first and had too much stuff who was going on train to Oslo and Marian, 76, who "shakes" a lot.
Thursday 1999 - [Wichita Falls to Fort Worth to Dallas TX] Got to Fort Worth about 10AM. Went to Stock Yards area, saw the museum, Visitor Center had a short movie for $1 each. We walked up East Exchange St., saw the cowboy hat and white elephant collection. Interesting pictures in Stockyards Hotel. Old out house now used to hold napkins [?]. Had good lunch at Joe T. Garcia's at 2201 N. Commerce St. Pretty grounds. Went to Cultural Center and visited all three art museums (they close at 5), then to Science and Industry Museum (open until 8pm.) Saw IMAX film on elephants in Africa. Some of those shots make me dizzy. Drove around the Sundance Square area and then on to Dallas, where we're staying at the Mansion on Turtle Creek, Room 410. [Recognized as the most celebrated hotel in Texas, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek is the only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond hotel in Texas.] The hotel has valet parking and brought us Berry Cake and Iced Tea.