When my daughter and grandkids moved away from us I thought they had almost gone to the ends of the earth. They were a hard day and a half drive away – into California. I did that drive once by myself and will now pay the money to fly! They are also on our way down to Arizona, so we stopped off and spent a week with them. It had been 7 months since I had seen those grandkids and that is way too long to go without a Nana fix.
Our son-in-law is in the Air Force and so he is stationed way down south. We are so glad the base has an RV park for us so we don’t have to park so far away from the kids.
This is our birthday dinner. Lesa, the kids and myself all have birthdays close together in October and November. So we went out to celebrate with Italian food! That’s Germans for you!
While visiting we were able to catch a few of Court’s volleyball games. What fun. My tomboy is into this game! She did very well and so – watch out Olympics – her she comes – in a few years!!! After each game, the girls do the victory dance. Ahhh, 7th graders!
My Courtney is the only blonde gal on the team! Catch her video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPslFtLTN5c
While with the kids, we took Dale to see the Calico Ghost Town. There was an actual town here back in the 1800’s. Mining for silver was their game. Over the years the town was deserted and all the buildings were blown away by the desert. Some conglomerate business came in and built up this “attraction” to look like the old town. It is fun to visit but would be so much better if it was the actual buildings. See our video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kQNnkfD4vw
We had a great time with the kids and I can’t wait until their next visit. We are about 3 1/2 hours away from them so hopefully we can see each other a bit sooner than 7 months!