Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Visiting Good Friends in Indiana

(Jan) After a wonderful visit with our family in Illinois we headed southeast to the Indianapolis area to spend several days with RV friends Jerry and Nancy. We had met the Hurley’s in 014January of 2008 and have been able to enjoy their company many times since. We stayed at the White River CG near Cicero at their recommendation and found it to be a beautiful place with cemented pads and 50 amp service.

Our time spent with these good friends flew by as we laughed, told stories and enjoyed talking about travels. We had some wonderful meals at Toucan Annie’s in Cicero, Tijuana Flats in Fishers and at the historic Shapiro’s in downtown Indy. We visited at their new Condo where they treated us to a fabulous lunch and they visited us at the CG for Burrito night and a game of Pegs & Jokers.

Genealogy has been a love of ours & the Hurley’s for years and with many of 013Chuck’s ancestors living in Indiana at one time, we had many notes to compare. As towns or places were brought up there was often laughter and a refrain of “I’ve got people there!” Together we visited the massive Crown Hill Cemetery in the center of Indianapolis as well as the Indiana State Library Genealogy Dept. We enjoyed our drive through the downtown area with it’s beautiful Soldiers & Sailors Monument, the State Capitol building and past the Colts Football stadium. At left is the grave stone of John & Mary Vandeman, Chuck’s 4th Great grandfather & grandmother at Crown Hill.

All to soon it was time to bid a fond farewell and head towards Cincinnati. Thank you for a fun visit Jerry and Nancy. We look forward to seeing you this winter!

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