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Indiana Once More, With Feeling (South Bend)

August 30, 2019

A few weeks after our previous Indiana trip, I was having lunch with a friend when Mr. Baseball Fan called.

“Hey, babe, what’s up?”

“Do you want to go to South Bend for a game Sunday?”

(thinking) . . . Seriously? Another one? Already? In four days?

“Uh, do you need an answer NOW?”

This time it was his turn to pause. I could tell that he really would have liked an answer rightthissecond, but he also wanted the answer to be “yes.” Mr. BF is very aware that when I’m pushed for snap decisions, the chances of me saying “yes” diminish drastically.

“No, I can wait, but can you let me know SOON?”


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Indiana Part 2:  Timing is Everything (Fort Wayne)

August 27, 2019

Since the Tin Caps (the Single A team for the San Diego Padres) game started at 1, and we didn’t leave Indianapolis until after breakfast, we decided to forgo the frosting on this cupcake.  If we’d had more time and it hadn’t still been so ungodly hot, I probably would have suggested that we check out Castle Gallery or Brookside Mansion–I’m a sucker for classic architecture. 

Just what is a Tin Cap, anyway?  You might think it’s about a certain heartless character from the Wizard of Oz, but it’s actually a reference to John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. Yes, he was a real person who wandered around the Midwest, planting apple trees. It’s unlikely that he wore a cooking pot as a hat, but it does make for a cute logo, right? 

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Indiana Part 1:  Location, Location, Location (Indianapolis)

August 22, 2019

It’s the first half of a two-fer! Since Indianapolis and Fort Wayne are only a couple hours apart, and their respective teams were playing at home on back to back days, off we set on an already stiflingly hot Saturday morning. We drove to Indianapolis first, because it was farther away. We’ve found that we prefer to get the longer drive out of the way first. The drive home always seems to feel longer to us, so who wants to add to that?

Indianapolis is most famous for the Speedway, but racing isn’t my thing, so even if a race had been going on, I doubt I would have picked it. I know, I know–heresy! It’s the ultimate, iconic experience in that part of Indiana!  Absolutely, 100% true. Still not interested. 

#SoSueMe #CarRacingIsDull

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