Friday, August 04, 2006

Traveling...

So let me start this one by letting you know that I will actually be writing about what's been going on in my life lately. I know, I know, it's totally unlike me! I normally like to have some "deep thought" to expound on. So if you're expecting something "big", you better wait till next week when my article about shoe polish and the decline of a moral and ethical society will be released !)

Currently I am sitting in a Panera in Pittsburgh PA. Gotta love the free WiFi! I have been so blessed this week of vacation, not that I didn't enjoy my last one (lying around home doing absolutely nothing constructive). This time around I went down to Tennessee for a couple days to visit some awesome friends. The one I thought I'd be visiting didn't work out very much, because of work schedule (had some good fellowship anyway). So I ended up spending a lot of time with some of her friends and getting to know them a lot better. It was so awesome, we had these great talks about God and life and stuff. I really love getting into deep conversations about that kind of thing. Ended up heading into Nashville twice on Monday (two hour trip each time). One of those trips I found out that my good buddy Richard also hates it when guys use the word "fabulous", 'cause you know guys that use that word are a little, you know, well, uh huh (get my drift). I told him I could really use some more support with that type of thinking back home! We ended up going to an Indian (as in India) restaurant Monday evening in Nashville (I ate at the Hard Rock Cafe for lunch). I have got to talk my friend's back home into trying some new types of food, it's so great. Went to a couple of church services where the worship was just incredible, I always love P&W, it helps me get outside of myself and focus on God.

You might be wondering how I got from Tennessee to PA, well lets take a slight detour to the Ohio river valley area first. I was in Tennessee from Saturday evening till Tuesday. Then I headed back to Indy and picked up my brand new laptop, it is incredible! Wednesday morning found me in St Paul, IN at my brother's parent's-in-law's (is the first apostrophe appropriate?). I ended up spending the day with my sister-in-law and her dad driving around southern Ohio along the river on the trail of Ulysses S. Grant's formative years. The driving was really incredible 'cause it was such a beautiful day. The trees and the river were incredibly awesome, I have a thing for nature. We ended up going to where they have some locks along the river and watched a barge go through one, that was fun. The first historical place we stopped was Grant's birthplace, then his boyhood home and finally his school. I had a lot of fun learning about his life.

Thursday morning I headed out for Pittsburgh, making a very slight detour in Columbus, Ohio to kill some time. Wendy's very first restaurant is there, which I stopped by and sampled their brand new vanilla frosty, pretty good. I spent a lot of time walking around downtown looking at their architecture and monuments. Downtowns are really a lot of fun for me, I guess because it's where everything happens, a lot of the business and finance, the art's, it's just so much fun. To tell you the truth their downtown is more scary to me than Indy's, maybe 'cause I'm just more familiar at home...

Finally arrived in PA Thursday evening and looking forward to some great times hanging out with my assisstant manager from the Family Christian Store. I will update more about that after my vacation.

2 Supposings:

Blogger Barb supposed...

Time to update about the rest of the trip. Am enjoying the travelog.

1:51 PM  
Blogger SweetChicken supposed...

I agree that Downtowns are much more fun than suburbs -- but only as a generality. In the middle of the night, for example, I would much rather be lost in suburbia than downtown. *grin


On another note (you know me... please don't laugh!!): the first apostrophe is appropriate, while placed wrongly; the second is not appropriate at all. "In-law" is an adjective describing the parents, and therefore assumes no possesives or plurals. So:

My parents-in-law are both kind.
My parents'-in-law house is huge.
My mother's-in-law home is clean.
My father's-in-law lawn is always neatly trimmed.
My mother- and father-in law love having a grandson to spoil.

1:04 AM  

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