Saturday, July 16, 2011

Good Times with Good People

Four people just going with theChuck takes a look at his ancestors' marker flow and enjoying whatever seemed like a good idea -  That’s how I’d describe our visit this past week with our good rving friends Chuck and Jan Moore.  They were passing through Indianapolis between family in Chicago and friends in Cincinnati.  So we lucked into having time with them for four days. 

We shared lunches and dinners, roamed in cemeteries searching for Hoosier ancestors, shopped for new electronic gadgets, toured the city a little, researched genealogy and challenged each other at pegs and jokers. Of course, some of the best times were our animated gab sessions  catching up on travel stories and laughing about life.

When we first met about three years ago in Quartzsite, AZ, at a Boomer RV rally, we all discovered we had a common interest in genealogy research.  So when Chuck mentioned he was seeking a few Hoosier ancestors nearby, we were ready to take part in his hunt.  We all had fun on our quests to locate graves within the spacious Crown Hill Cemetery in the middle of the city and at a remote, tiny family graveyard in Boone County north of Indianapolis.  And then we went downtown to search for a few more family history details at the Indiana State Library Genealogy Dept., make a quick tour of a few city sites and Chuck, Jan and Jerrystop for lunch at Shapiro’s Deli with the yummiest corned beef sandwiches around. 

Over our few days of hanging out together we managed to squeeze in some shopping, jewelry-making for Nancy and Jan, discussions of campgrounds and rv life and plans for wintering in the Southwest.  We even found time for Mexican food at Toucan Annie’s in Cicero and Tijuana Flats in Fishers.    

How nice to have the good fortune to share good times with good people.  Thanks Jan and Chuck.

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