My new brother-in-law retired and moved from the Flint area into my sister's house. They had been dating for thirteen years and he is one of my hunting buddies.
Time has been heavy on his hands.
I had an invitation to have lunch in Indiana with a friend. On a whim, I invited him along. My friend had no objection to a third person.
We are all roughly the same age and share many of the same interests.
We arm-wrestled over who got to pick up the tab. My brother-in-law won.
I had the Swiss Steak Special at $9.99 and a piece of home-made cherry pie.
I heartily recommend Clay's Family Restaurant in northeast Indiana. It is a little bit off of I-69 and just south of the Indiana-Michigan border. From my house it was a 70-to-80 mile trip.
The restaurant is extremely retro from the air vents in the ceiling to the baseboards. The coffee is good and Mr Clay swung by several times topping off coffee cups and offering desert.
My brother-in-law was easy to have around. He contributed his fair share to the conversation but let my friend do most of the talking. I cannot remember a meal when I enjoyed the company more.
In the interest of operational security, the new B-i-L will be known as "Shotgun" cause he sat in the copilot's seat on both legs of the trip. I foresee more road-trips with Shotgun in the future.