Slippery, slippery time. What has it been…three, four months since my last post? Between the throes of a rough pregnancy and adjusting to life in our new location, it’s been a bit of a whirlwind. The days aren’t particularly busy, but taking care of a toddler who wants to be on top of the keyboard and mouse isn’t very conducive to writing. Plus the last couple months I’ve usually opted for a nap during JP’s nap time. No regrets.
Instead of trying to catch you up on the day to day minutiae of our daily routine, I’m going to jump back to Easter when Mama Heidi, Nana and Poppy came to visit. It was Nana’s first time visiting! And it was extra special to have all three of them at once. We filled our days with baking and cooking German food, an Easter feast and of course, desserts. We relaxed, too! One big highlight was our day trip to Fort Wayne, Indiana. Poppy spent the first 16 years of his life in Fort Wayne (they moved to CA when he was 16) and this was his first time back since he was a teen. Living so far away, he thought he’d never see his old stomping grounds again. But lo and behold, we’re only few hours drive and we knew we just had to visit. Click through the photos to read the captions for details. It’s laundry and rest time for me!
On our way to Indiana. Notice JP’s cute outfit before he threw up his smoothie all over it in the car.
First time back to Poppy’s favorite hot dog joint in Fort Wayne – over 100 years in operation and still going!
Who knew that 60 years later, Poppy would be back in Fort Wayne with his wife, daughter, granddaughter, grandson in law and great grandson!
It was as if time froze in Coney Island. The building nor the menu had changed much since poppy’s youth.
The still serve the nostalgic coca cola in glass bottles
Our little handful 🙂
Poppy’s old high school. Central high school now allows students to come to their school to make up credits, receive an alternative education or to meet the unique needs and challenges of specific teens (such as teen parents). They have a restaurant there where students learn to cook, manage and serve food. They have a cosmetology program that allows students to leave high school fully licensed to do hair and nails. It was really awesome to see a school meeting the specific needs of students who don’t follow the traditional track for education. When they graduate, they still get to graduate from their own high school with their friends.
Poppy trying to make a guess where his old locker maybe, sort of was. Hahaha “Did you even go to Central High School?!”
The house Poppy, his sister and his mom lived in after his daddy passed away.
The tavern where Poppy’s dad bartended- still the same name and still in operation. Though I think they cater to a different crowd since they seemed to have rock bands scheduled to play there 😛
The house Poppy lived in as a small child with his mom, dad and sister.