Summer Road Tripstravaganza Oh-Ten Part 1 - Fort Wayne

Yeah, yeah, I published some posts out of order. I'm sure all two of you reading this were really confused.

Forgive me.

I've spent a lot of time hanging out in the backyard with the dogs. My parents accidentally have a big grape vine growing back there. They say the grapes are too sour to eat, but they look really nice.

My mom is growing a peony plant, too, and it has big, gorgeous blooms.

For the first few days we were in town it was really cold and I thought I packed all the wrong clothes. And now it's summer. In the 80s.

My parents' dogs hang out in the yard when it's warm out, too. It's a pretty lazy summer kind of existence.

I've run a few errands for my folks - like planting these flowers.

John and I have cooked a few things, a few repeats from early blog posts, and some not that bloggable. Since the weather is nice now we decided to grill out. Tonight's dinner was red bell peppers, mushrooms, yellow squash, and shrimp that we marinated according to this Cooking Light recipe.

And a final, "general Fort Wayne" note: we have acquired a new bread machine. This was the second we found in a week, compliments of my mom and the Cinema Center "up-scale" garage sale.

I'm going to name it R2-D2.

Unless I'm particularly impressed by another meal or something in Fort Wayne, our next blogtrip stop is Nashville!


  1. The picture of your dog popped up and the first thing that came into my head was, "Herro!"

    Can't help it.

  2. He's such a sly little guy.