Summer travels always seem to take us “Back Home to Indiana”…and this year was no different. We found ourselves driving a rented Suburban, because children and grandchildren joined us for a few days, with car seats, and all that goes with little ones we needed room to spread out. After the airport pickup, the adventure began. Grandkids exploring nature, with tomatoes in the garden, and zinnias growing along the peremiter…got to keep those pollinators happy!
The purpose of this “adventure” was to attend the annual Davis Family Reunion. Many years the reunion only lasts about an hour or so, but this year was different. Some estimate we were there three hours! Could change be in the air? It’s always nice to catch up, and of course, reflect on those who are no longer with us…..
Before our time together was over, we journeyed to Polly’s Freeze, a local staple for ice cream, sundae’s, shakes, malts, and of course, sandwiches, all to be enjoyed at a picnic table or on a blanket under towering trees…. But before ice cream, a trip to Rothrock’s Mill along Blue River is a must. While Blue River isn’t really a river in the true sense of the word, it gives us a place of solace, and a place for us all to walk in the water (which is only ankle deep). A refrshing place to just chill and enjoy nature! And….amazing rocks!
Traveling by car can be tiresome, and sometimes the road seems to go on forever. Thankfully, cousin Merv and Martha offer us a bed for an overnight stay in Nashville! This time we enjoyed a visit on both ends of our trip. They are great hosts, and it’s always good to catch up. On our return, we visited the Country Music Hall of Fame with Merv, and Martha joined us for dinner at Puckett’s. If travels find you in Nashville, Puckett’s is a great place to dine….
So back in Texas we are…enjoying more than normal rains and somewhat cooler summertime temps, as is the garden. Weeds are certainly easier to pull! Everything is green, and I am excited about a rebirth in the garden as fall approaches.