Yesterday I talked about the wander within the wander, in particular, my journey. I have a strong affiliation with sports teams around the Chicago and Bloomington Indiana areas. I did root for the Indianapolis Colts while I lived in Greenwood, but not when they played the Bears. I don’t now root for the Washington US Football team for a lot of reasons, part of which is that their name is somewhat offensive. But also I just don’t like the team.
But wandering is more than sports. It is trips, it is places and it is family. For many years (10) I travled all the time. In traveling, I used to tell my wife that the reason I took pictures is that where I had been wasn’t real until I showed her the pictures. But it was also the family vacations we took. I have shared those pictures over the years of the many places we have taken the kids. There are and were a few trips that we took, just my wife and I.
Funny, we never had a honeymoon. During the time leading up to our wedding, we moved from Bloomington Indiana to Cincinnati. We haven’t lived in Bloomington in more than 28 years. Our last day in B-Town was 15 days before our marriage. We moved out of the house we were sharing on May 31. Packing a moving truck and driving all night to Fairfield a suburb of Cincinnati. We slept on the floor of the basement of the townhouse we had rented. Then, we unpacked the truck. The next next we had a mattress but our first night in Cincinnati was spent on the floor.
Cincinnati also brought the three kids and our first family dog, Gwen. I would be hard-pressed to tell you what of our family other than the kids, was impacted by Cincinnati. I am sure there are many things that were.