Today’s wander takes us back to Greenwood Indiana and a visit from my in-laws. I would love to be able to replay the traditional “my in-laws are coming, so I am suddenly working late, ” but that just wasn’t true. I enjoyed when my father in-law and mother in-law came to visit or when we wandered to their house (first in Hot Springs Arkansas, and then later in Tallahassee Florida). This particular trip they came to visit us in Greenwood.
The pictures show the embarrassing garage at our house in Greenwood. There was a time when we had two cars and probably 40 outdoor play toys. The boys loved riding around on the driveway. That one, the riding around on the driveway I blame on my father. He always had lots of outdoor toys at his house (they had a long driveway on Kinser Pike in Bloomington Indiana), and the kids used to race down the driveway on the toys.
From a timeline perspective, this is probably somewhere around 2002 or 2003; we added the play yard in 2001. So it was the summer possibly of 2001 or as I said 2002ish. As is tradition there are a bunch of arrival pictures. As they pulled into the driveway and we, of course, greeted them. They would drive from Hot-Springs Arkansas (usually over two days) arriving at our house normally in the early afternoon. That way the trip wasn’t stressful. We (my wife and I) made that trip in one day a few times. One time in a driving snow storm, so we ended up making the trips in two days instead of one).