Speaking of returns, we just returned yesterday from WI where we spent a few days visiting our oldest daughter, SIL, grandkids and grand dog. We had a good time (I wrote a couple of posts below about it). We were able to take in a football game with our oldest grandson playing JV center and right tackle. The last football game we sat in bleachers for was our oldest son's games around 25 years ago! Our daughter and family live in a beautiful town in Wisconsin. One night we were able to walk around one of the three lakes within its limits, while viewing an amazing sunset. We visited other favorite places in town and spent time just catching up. Lots of laughter, a few tears, some snuggling, and listening to our oldest play piano were all great nourishment for this grandma! Our house always seems big and empty when we return from spending time with family!
Morning conversation with Tucker,
our grand dog.
He likes to have you
hold his paw.
While we were gone, we had our favorite handyman come and fix our fireplace so it will be ready to use this winter, fix the downstairs shower and wall, and put a new light on the garage while adding another to the porch area...New trim on the back deck door finished up the list. So nice to have it done. Still hope to put in a new driveway and sidewalk this fall. Always something to do around the house for upkeep.
While traveling we listen to music, like Don Potter's CD (which our oldest says sounds like Gordon Lightfoot!) and I often read aloud to Joel in between our chats. We enjoy the view too, which this time included the Mississippi River and bluffs. On the way home my lack of sleep caught up with me and I could not keep my eyes open. As we hit the Iowa border I went out like a light for an hour I guess. I am not back to driving yet, so Joel has the worst of it when we travel. He does not mind driving and fuels himself with coffee or popcorn to munch on. And of course my fantastic company. (giggle) keeps him alert!
Bluffs by Mississippi
Until next time..............