The following day we continued down memory lane. We had lunch at Don Poncho’s Mexican restaurant which is the only diverse food I remember from my childhood, then we headed to the Alliance Country Club to buy a few items at the clubhouse in remembrance of Walt. We also spent some time at Washington Elementary a few miles in the country. Fortunately, we were able to walk around inside because some work was being done. I remembered walking down the hallway to kindergarten on a day when we didn’t have school (thanks mom!), spending time in the gym watching afternoon movies like Old Yeller and going to the fairs where I collected stuffed animals year after year. What I don’t remember is the principle’s office...yay :)
We picked up my parent’s after spending some time looking through mom’s genealogy books and a box where mom collected my childhood yearbooks, art projects and the like and headed to New Philadelphia for dinner with my brother and his wife. Mike had plans for us to have dinner at Uncle Primo’s, but because dad was craving pie, we changed our plans to the Dutch Valley restaurant in Sugarcreek, OH in Amish country. And I have to admit the food was good, but the pie was seriously delicious. And next time I’ll get what my brother calls the “best pie in the world”, their blackberry cream pie. Of course, they were out that day...murphy’s law. We visited for a few hours back at their house then made it home around 1am.