Indiana was great. HOT, but great. It was hot everywhere, I think. We went to Lake Michigan on Sunday and it was so hot that we were sweating even in the water. A storm put a halt to our family reunion (as did a major lack of parking), but I did get to spend lots of time with my mom and had enough food left to feed us all for the next week. We still have salami and cheese left.
The trip out to Indiana was fun-filled. The trip normally takes just over 5 hours when we stop for one gas/potty break. Because of my current state, I have to stop every hour or two to get out and move around, which slows progress substatially (like to a screeching halt). We made a detour to Tony Packo's in Toledo for easily the best chili-cheese dogs and chili-cheese fries I've had in a looooong time. This place was sort of made famous by M*A*S*H character Klinger who was a Toledo native. Toledo even has a Jamie Farr Park named after the actor who played him. During a couple of episodes, he mentions the place as having the best Hungarian hot dogs. They have vacuum-sealed hot dog buns signed by the famous folks who have eaten in the restaurant, and they line most of the walls there. Pretty nifty. The hot dogs are definitely worth the detour. Liam liked the place so well, he requested a stop on the way home (which we didn't do after a trip to Schoop's for handmade burgers on the way out of Indiana...thought it might lead to a little indigestion!).
I even managed over the course of the trip there and back to come through with an FO!! Look!
Today we celebrated Liam's 6th birthday. Hard to believe that my little man is getting so big. He's gotten really good at riding a two wheeler, improved his drawing and writing skills, and learned to whistle this year. We celebrated with a late lunch at Hartville Kitchen so Liam could have turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes 'n' gravy, and hot buttered rolls. Yum!