We left Indianapolis on Friday with more stuff than we have ever had in the van (including boxes of Jesse's childhood possessions and random new purchases from Costco, like glass bowls and a bottle of vodka).
Here it is waiting to be packed (not including the water bottles or the mattress!):
Jesse is the world's best packer- and I don't say that lightly. I had every confidence that he would get it in the van no problem. I even told Lee that he should learn this skill from his Dad. He said, "You mean he doesn't waste an inch of space?" He then laughed at his little rhyme and suggested it as an epitaph.
Jesse got it all packed, with plenty of room for us, and we headed off to Ft. Wayne, Indiana to visit some more family.
We spent a really lovely weekend with Jesse's Uncle Richard ("Unk Nunkey") and Aunt Joyce and they took us around to visit the rest of the family, including Jesse's Grandma Viola, Aunt Ginger, Aunt Roweena and Uncle Kent. Maxine had never met Grandma Viola, who is 93 and going strong.