Hello, blog. Long time, no see. (Sorry ’bout that).
So here I am, finally on vacation. I left work early today (don’t worry boss, I got my 40 hours in – and then some) and headed north from Chattanooga. I made a brief pit stop in Nashville to visit my brother and my daughter. She recently moved there and is a working as server at Pub5 (a restaurant, incidentally, that quite possibly has the best scallops ever). I kinda miss her. But only a little.
Anyway, I arrived in Evansville, Indiana, around 6 p.m. and found the Willard Library. It is quite a beautiful building:
It was already closed by the time I got into town, so I figured I’d take the opportunity to snap a few photos while there was no activity.
My (confirmed) Heerdinks and Stikers all left an imprint on Evansville at one point or another, so I’m really hoping to find some information about those two lines in particular. My plan is to research while the library is open, and when it’s closed I plan to visit St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery and also see if any of their old residences are still standing.
Once I saw the library, I decided to head to my hotel and get checked in. I called ahead to a hotel near the library – you know, for convenience – but when I actually SAW the hotel, I kept on driving. To call it sketchy would be an understatement. So I drove an extra 5 minutes or so and found a better one. Where I (hopefully) wouldn’t get shot.
One good thing about larger hotels is that they usually have a restaurant. You can get your food and take it back to your room and eat in peace. Which brings me to the best thing about having a restaurant in your hotel … you can also order an adult beverage and take it back to your room. Hallelujah!
There goes any hope of making sense out of my research plan now …
So here I sit … trying to put the finishing touches on said research plan. For all you folks out there who haven’t started on a plan for the APCL in Ft. Wayne, don’t feel bad. I can’t even think about planning that research until I finish the research here, which will be Sunday. Then I’ll need to take stock of what I’ve found (or not found) and figure out where I want to go from there. No pressure.
Oh, and I still have to figure out what sessions I’ll be attending at FGS. Baby steps.
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