Day 5 – Indy, Take 2

So we decided that we were not feeling up to attending Carb Day for the Indy 500 today due to the heat and traffic that was sure to await us (100,000 people apparently attended, many of them tailgaters, seems like it would have been a little crazy!). It would have been awesome to see the track and be a part of the festivities, but maybe we will explore it next year.

We instead took the opportunity to do a Target run, which is one of my favorite things! The Target nearby was a Super Target, one of which neither of us had ever been to. It was large to the point that it was almost overwhelming, but it was very cool to be able to buy so much food and even alcohol in a Target, which we would never be able to do in Pennsylvania or New Jersey! (It was a little cheaper here, too!) We were also surprised to see some low-grade fireworks and sparklers for sale there.

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Inside our first Super Target – our most exciting accomplishment yet!

Other than some office supplies, we mostly picked up some essential food items to have on hand (see Spaghettio’s in feature photo), and food we can make for easy lunches to save money while out on day trips. Budgeting and unnecessary expenditures are something we really want to work on from here on out…

We then had the task of tetris-ing all of the food we bought into our camper pantry and fridge. It wasn’t as bad as we thought it was going to be, but something we will definitely have to keep on top of to keep organized and safe while going down the road!

After working on some wedding thank-you notes – which I am more behind on than I’d like – sorry, friends and family! – we decided to try our hand at a swing dancing lesson in the Fountain Square Theatre Building we had seen advertised the night before. We’ve always talked about taking dance lessons but never have so we wanted to take advantage of the opportunity, especially in such a cool venue.

swing dance marquee

And we nailed it! Well, not quite…but we tried! A kind gentleman gave us a little extra help in learning the basic steps so we are getting there, but could definitely use a few extra lessons down the road. Considering how coordinated both of us are, though, I think we put up a good effort! It was a very cool looking theatre, which, like the bowling alleys, felt like it transformed us into another time. Between the live swing band, all of the women wearing A-line dresses and some guys even in bow ties and suspenders, the view from the balcony of the theatre could have easily been that of one from 70 years ago…

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Fountain Square Theatre swing dancing

We also tried another local beer while there, called American Pale Wheat Ale by Upland Brewery. A tasty Belgian-style witbier, it is the best-selling beer brewed in Indiana, so we are glad to have been able to try it. Might have to pick up some for the road before heading out! Trying local craft beers and wines are definite goals of ours on the road when we have the chance, so we are happy to be off to a good start.

Upland beer
The most popular beer brewed in the Hoosier State! And we could see why…

We feel that we are still adjusting to the RV style of living and even being with each other 24/7, but feel like we are starting to get into a bit of a groove. And we haven’t killed each other yet, which is a plus!

The weekend ahead is slated for a couple of barbecues so we’d better rest up. Catch ya later…

3 thoughts on “Day 5 – Indy, Take 2

  1. This sounds like a really Fun Day !! Didn’t know there were Super Targets….that must have been cool !!! I don’t know if it is possible but it would be really great …in my opinion…if you could save one bottle of all the brews you are sampling…just seems to me like great souvenirs ! The swing dancing must have been really fun !! How lucky you were to have the opportunity !! Glad to hear the 24/7 thing is working out !! πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜† Love You !! Aunt Joanne.

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