Indianapolis Family Reunion (Part 2)

My parents moved to FountainWood Lodge, an assisted living residence and one week later I hopped on a plane to visit my husband’s family now living in Indianapolis. I purchased five tickets a couple of months ago for my husband David,

David's funny expression!
David’s funny expression!

son Joshua,

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Too early. Need coffee!

grandson Lincoln,

Lincoln is ready to board the plane
Lincoln is ready to board the plane

and granddaughter Alyssa.

Alyssa await boarding the plane in Sacramento
Alyssa await boarding the plane in Sacramento
Early flight. First stop Las Vegas
Early flight. First stop Las Vegas

I’m the one taking the photographs.

Our destination
Our destination

My niece Sarah was coming from New York, her brother Gabriel arrived from Boulder, and brother-in-law Joe came from Florida.

Joe and Josh chill
Joe and Josh chill
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Joe with kids Gabriel and Sarah, and the fabulous hamburger

The rest of the family lives in Indianapolis.

Grandpa and Grandson enjoy time together
Grandpa Matthew and Grandson Ari enjoy time together
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Grandma Raena and Eitan together
Nelson stops by
Nelson stops by
Mercedes watches her son Ari
Mercedes watches her son Ari
Alyssa and Gabriella hit it off!
Alyssa and Gabriella hit it off!

Family keeps moving around. Can’t seem to keep track of where everyone lives. Thought Joe was living in Chicago, and it turns out he is in Florida. Our mini reunion in Las Vegas happened 4 years ago. Since then the family has grown by three. There is one more in the oven due in November.

Coming from the California drought, I love how green Indianapolis looks.

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Family together, good food, new introductions, memories, old photos to see again, old photos to see for the first time, and relaxing together. I enjoyed capturing the moments.

Joe prepares his special hamburgers
Joe prepares his special hamburgers
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Plenty of good food!
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More food off the grill

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Alyssa bakes cookies with her Aunt Raena
Alyssa bakes cookies with her Aunt Raena
Setting up for another great meal
Setting up for another great meal
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David relaxing
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Photograph approved by Raena

We visit the  family business, Accurate Manufactured Products Group.

Accurate Manufactured Products Group
Caught my reflection!

Matthew gave us a tour of his factory.

Raw materials used in production
Raw materials used in production

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Factory floor
Factory floor

Tour ended when we saw the custom styled mega RV.

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On Labor Day we visited Zionsville. Town settled in 1852 when the railroad extended this far west. It was named after a pioneer settler, William Zion. Located outside of Indianapolis. The main street now looks and feels like a village style downtown. Boutiques, art galleries, and locally owned restaurants line the brick street to encourage shopping and tourism. On this Labor Day not too much was open. But on Main Street we did enjoy ice cream at The Scoop.

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Zionsville Clock
Zionsville Clock
This historic church is now for sale.
This once historic church is now for sale.

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Couldn't resist those eyes.
Couldn’t resist those eyes. Missed my Libby.

I placed my digital files on my iPad, and sent along the files right away. Everybody connected to their devices.

Matthew watches Lincoln using a computer to visualize music.
Matthew watches
Lincoln using a computer to visualize music.
Gabriel keeping in touch
Gabriel keeping in touch
Time with devices
Time with devices

Good thing. Because when I got home I started part 2 of the down sizing process. More to come about “Stuff” in another post.

Time for goodbyes.

Short reunion is over.
Short reunion is over.

Until we meet again!

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