(Jan) Fort Wayne sits at the confluence of the St. Joseph, St. Mary and Maumee Rivers in northeast Indiana. Under the direction of American Revolutionary War statesman General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, the United States Army built Fort Wayne near the Miami Indian village of Kekionga in 1794. Named in Wayne's honor, Fort Wayne established itself as a trading post for European settlers. Today Fort Wayne is Indiana’s second largest city with a population of 255,000.
We’re making our home this week at the very pleasant Johnny Appleseed campground. Although we are in the midst of the city, this CG has a very relaxed, isolated feeling. The yellow & orange leaves have been showering down, carpeting the ground all around the MH. We are so fortunate to be in the middle of this colorful event.
We met long time RV friends Jerry and Nancy here this past week-end. Both couples share a love of genealogy and spent a fun afternoon on Saturday at the Allen County Library in the Genealogy Center. It’s a world class facility and Chuck has been wanting to come here for a long time. We were not disappointed.
The four of us shared three full days of storytelling and reminiscing; several good meals at home and a trip to a Fort Wayne classic, Don Hall’s. Our late lunch there was good and filling so that evening we settled on a yummy Dairy Queen Blizzard to finish the day.
Fort Wayne has some terrific bike paths and the Old Fort to explore but due to my leg, we’ve had a less active lifestyle here. We will be here until Thursday when we will once again stay in Shipshewana for more RV work and more visiting with RV friends!