Beautiful Downtown Fort Wayne Indiana
Monday - Indiana sunrise at 6:30. A low energy day after two days of travel. Got a new battery for the car. Did a little reading ("Out of the Silent Planet" by CS Lewis). Picked up a listing for a house in the area: 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath ranch, one-car garage, with 20 x 40 foot in-ground pool on circa quarter acre -- $95,000!
Tuesday - Classic, early morning thunder storm. Later that morning went downtown (Fort Wayne). Local prices: gasoline $2.89 to $2.99, 12 ears of corn for $2.00, Black Sabbath greatest hits CD $9.95. Passing a park we noticed a crowd encircling a small pond. Next we noticed rescue personnel, and even a scuba diver, in the pond. Then noticed the roof of a car submerged in the pond. No clue what happened. Visited the Fort Wayne Public Library (what else does a librarian do on vacation?) and made use of their genealogical collection -- the second largest in the country (the Mormans have the largest). Found on microfilm the pension records for my great great great grandfather (Civil War New Hampshire 7th Vol). Pretty cool.
Some interesting Cape Cod / Fort Wayne facts: