Our trip for that day covered just over 170 miles, so we were on the road for about 3 hours. Mom was just loving it, as we reminisced about the “good ole days” of our traveling up and down I-95. It was a really special time for us as we were back on I-95 heading North enroute to “Indian Acres”. Well, now that I have mentioned Indian Acres a few times, let me tell why we chose that location for our family reunion. Growing up, Indian Acres was a “camping home-base” for us, and we have sooooo many fond memories of our time there with my Pops and Mom (more on that later). Our camper that we used during our travels back then, is still parked there (about 40 years now, and no longer habitable); our family has not been back to our “home-base” together since my Pops went to be with the Lord in 1996. Yes, our heading back to Indian Acres was going to be a special time.
When we were arriving at the entrance, a wealth of emotion began to well up in me and I looked at the Indian Acres sign, then looking over at my Mom. I stopped at the entrance to get a snapshot.
We were still enjoying the evening and waiting for my sister to arrive. We convinced her to come by our campsite before going to her hotel for the evening. She finally arrived and I am always glad to see her; she had a car load of “stuff” because she was designated as the family reunion “event coordinator”. Yes, I designated her because my sister (Angie) is really good at that kind of thing and she is always the “life of the party”. We hung out outside and reunited with her so that we didn’t wake my Mom up inside. Angie stayed for a little while, and we made plans for the next day. She was a bit tired because she had just driven about a hour and a half after getting off of work. We said our goodnights, and told her to go and get some rest; she headed to the hotel for the evening. We stayed up for a little while, then we made ourselves “semi-comfortable” on the fold-out couch/bed that we have in our living room; we realized that we were a bit tired ourselves. We called it an evening as well.