Tuesday, September 25, 2012

IL To IN and Dinner With Mike And Sandy

Indianapolis, IN.

56 deg. overcast, no wind.

Forecast = Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers. High of 68F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%

After saying a final good-bye to Louise, we left the Prairie Pines Campground about 9:40 yesterday morning. In a way, I would have liked to stay longer, but the road was calling, and once we pulled out of the CG, it sure felt good to be moving once again. 

Our first stop was the F/S gas station so that Jim could get me a drink of good old #2 diesel fuel. Then, we headed south on US 45 and followed it down to Urbana, where we turned East on I-74. 74 brought us into Indiana and to Indianapolis, where we turned south on I-465 and followed it around to the South side of the city.

Once on the South side and heading East again, we turned off on Rt. 37 and took it South for just a short distance to the Lake Haven Retreat Campground.

It was 12:20 CDT when we pulled up in front of the office, so it took us about 2 hours and 40 minutes to get my drink and travel 135 miles.

The Lake Haven CG is OK. the sites are narrow and you share utilities with the RV next to you. The park is well maintained and the gal in the office is friendly and helpful. We are here in Indianapolis to see Linda's cousin and his wife and this is the most convenient park to stay at.

The do have a pretty nice little lake.

Once Jim got me positioned on the site and hooked up the electric, he came inside and re-set all the clocks to Eastern time so that there wouldn't be any confusion as to what time it was. Then after relaxing for a little while, he took a little nap. : )

After Jim woke up, Linda called her cousin Mike. He said to come on over so Jim and Linda took CG and headed  to his house.

After visiting for awhile, they everyone decided that they were getting hungry, so Mike, Sandy, Jim and Linda took Mike's car and headed over to a Chinese Restaurant for dinner. While they were at the restaurant, Jim snapped a photo of Mike.

And Sandy.

After they finished eating, they headed back to Mike and Sandy's to visit some more.

About 8:30 everyone started getting tired, so after hugs and handshakes, CLT brought Jim and Linda back here to the CG.

Both Jim and Linda said that it was really good to see Mike and Sandy again. I'm sure we'll stop by to see them again the next time we're in the Indy area.

Today, the plan is to head down into Kentucky to see another of Linda's cousins, Rick. It's about a 4 hour drive down there normally, but the weather forecast isn't looking too good, so it may take us longer.

Did you know that Marcella Gruelle of Indianapolis created the Raggedy Ann doll in 1914?

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