Now in Crawfordsville, Indiana

Now in Crawfordsville, Indiana

We are now in Del Rio Texas

We are now in Del Rio Texas

Marks 40th HS Reunion and heading to North Carolina

May 16- 18, 2015   

It’s hard to believe that I have been out of high school for 40 years!  I graduated from Southmont High School located near New Market Indiana in 1975. 

Entrance to my high school.

We were a graduating class of 159.  Our class’s claim to fame is the fact that we were the first high school class to graduate that started there as freshmen.  Southmont was opened in 1971 as a consolidation of all of the town schools in southern Montgomery County in Indiana.  The school also has junior high (grades 7-8) as well.  I suppose that the class of 1977 has the honor of being the first class to go all the way through the new school.

Saturday the 16th we started the day looking at a house Tony and Tracy had looked at before to purchase.  We all decided that is was a wise idea to keep looking after looking at the house.  Tony’s mom Brenda was also with us to look at the house.  After house viewing, Patty and I headed to Walmart to pick up some miscellaneous stuff.  Isn’t that what you always seem to get at Walmart besides the one or two things you went for?  After all of that, we took a nap before heading out the couple of miles to the reunion.

The reunion was held at the Creekside Restaurant on the south edge of Crawfordsville IN.  It kicked off at 6:30pm and we arrived a little before 7pm.  I have only been to the 10 year reunion 30 years ago and I didn’t recognize many people then.  I have been away from the area for most of the 40 years since we graduated so it was expected that people would be difficult to recognize.  We were there until the end at 10:30pm.  I had a great time; Patty may not have had the same experience as I though.  

I met a lot of my classmates and got caught up a little.  I also made some new facebook friends.  It is nice to know that some things don’t change, like we are bound by a bond that will always be with us.  The other good thing is that we all look real good!  I’m serious; we look our age to maybe a bit younger.  The bad thing is that we have lost about 10% of our class to death.  That seems a lot to me.  It was probably due to us following too close to those mosquito spraying trucks when followed them on our bicycles when were kids. 

Creekside.  It is built on the banks of Sugar Creek.

There we are.  I am in the back on my toes so you can see me.

Sunday the 17th we just sort of chilled after the reunion from the night before.  Tracy, Tony, Bailey, and Savannah came over for a while in the afternoon.  Then we all got together later at there house, minus Tony who had to work, to play a board game until bedtime at 8:30.  We said our goodbyes and headed back to the RV.  We will be back in less than a month and will then stay a month.

Monday the 18th Patty had an appointment with a diabetes educator to train her on her new insulin pump.  Patty can get a new pump from insurance when the warranty runs out on the old pump.  In this case she has had this pump for 4 years.  

We are also planning to leave today and head southeast with our first stop in Georgetown Kentucky.  Her appointment was at 10am so we wanted to be mostly ready to back up to the pin and take off when we got back.  That didn’t happen as Patty experienced a real bad low blood sugar while still in bed.  Long story short, I had to inject her with glucagon to get her responsive.  That was the first time I have ever had to do that, scary!  I gave her the injection at 9:15am and we were at the appointment at 10am!

The pump training took almost 2 hours; we were thinking it would be just an hour, boy were we wrong!  We got back to the RV to close up and leave and we were basically starting from scratch.  

I dropped Patty off at the RV and then I went and topped off the fuel tank.  I also got breaded pork tenderloin sandwich for lunch at the fuel station.  Tony recommended this place for their pork tenderloin sandwiches and it was great!  This is primarily an Indiana thing, the pork tenderloin sandwich.  So if you are ever traveling on interstate 74 west of Indianapolis Indiana and you want to try a local favorite, turn off on exit 34 and head south to the Sunoco gas station.  Tell them that Tracy Hooley sent you!

With all of the slowdowns we had we were still able to leave the campground at 1:30pm.  We had 245 miles to travel to our first stop in Georgetown Kentucky.  We arrived at the Whispering Hills RV Park around 5:30pm which is much later than what we like. We were still very much in daylight this time of year so all was good.  We will be here for 2 nights.

Our site at Whispering Pines.

The plan is to get the truck washed and wash the RV windows.  We went through many heavy rain showers on the way to Georgetown and the truck showed it.  The weather is supposed to be great for the next week where we are going in North Carolina so this is the time for a wash!

That’s it for this installment. 

Stay Tuned!

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