New Rules

I enjoy looking at “house” rules. I imagine most rules exist because they didn’t at one point and costed some $$ to correct. Not sure I would ever think the only place to put my hangers was on a sprinkler head – or did we mean shower head?!

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I will vote to make this a rule, every hotel room must have a TV the size of the dresser. NYC spoiled me.

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So un-needed but lovely and desired. Giant TVs rule!

More Lights

The holiday spirit had me wanting to round out the year to see the lights at the IMS.

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#IMSLights

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Nothing will ever compare to @Newfields. This is more geared toward containing your child in a car and not making them walk. Or in my case, containing my adult-xmas-light-judging friends! A few ones I liked…

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After we left IMS, we drove around Speedway to see the best decorated houses or worst decorated house of the Westside. This one earned a solid 10 out of 10!

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Phone Home

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ET with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra?! This is going to be amazing! I toyed with bringing my ET to sit on my lap. Then I thought, no don’t be a fool. Be classy. Then, they had their own display! Dang it!

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Tons of people were taking selfies with it. I could have made some $dough$ if I brought my guy… who talks too!

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I was going to sell him… maybe not now!

Meet Myrtie

Thanks to a few fundraisers, my parents have bought us some interesting gifts. A first pitch. A wheelbarrow full of beer. So, it was our time to return the favor with a gift from our Big Fun event. Meet Myrtie!

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Myrtie is a 1920s Model A roadster! On a crisp October Saturday, we were treated to a ride down to Brown County to have lunch at the Artist Colony with DS, JL, and Gordo! As I planned this event for my parents, DS says that they would bring a 2nd touring car so CS and I could tag along. Our motley crew!

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He even fit in the rumble seat!

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It instantly felt like we were in a parade because all the cars passing by were waving and honking at us! It was hilarious!

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Mom & Dad opted to ride in Tater, another 1920’s touring car. It had a roof and air conditioning. And matched Mom’s outfit perfectly!

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We enjoyed the winding countryside of Brown County.

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We made it to Nashville Indiana, where everyone was outside enjoying the fall afternoon. People were lining the streets. Again, parade time waving like we were part of something bigger. Had a great lunch at the Artist Colony where I learned Mom had never been to Nashville before. WTF?! With all the shopping she could do, I promised to bring her back when we could be on our own timeline. For today, we let her go in 2 stores. Ok, time to go!

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Thanks Nashville, we’ll be back!

Lake Freeman

Captain Jack & his first mate have invited us to their lake house every year. This year, we finally made arrangements to spend some time on Lake Freeman. I was super excited until I got there to find this….

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WTF. Not again. Is this really why you invited me there?! Of course I had to dig in when my puzzle gene took over. We didn’t get it finished, but I did get it to a place where the Labor Day crew would get it done. Hell, L started this in January! After they would drag me away from it, we got some Rummikub in! Had to teach the college kid this old school game.

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We woke up to a beautiful blue sky and ready to take a boat ride! But not until my parents arrived! Always a blessing when they can join our festivities!

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Great low and high bridge architecture to check out!

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We had to make the tourist stop at the sand bar. Little different than I’m used to. People literally run their boats up into the sand bar. Anchors aren’t needed here!

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But is a grill needed? Yes please! I don’t even like hot dogs, but the thought of a grilled dog from the boat? Count me in.

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Come dinner time, we were ready for a hearty steak!

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Great friends, great memories. And I’ll have this memory to laugh at forever!