I took a trip this past week to visit my youngest son and celebrate his daughter’s 3rd birthday. I decided to take my oldest granddaughter as well. She doesn’t love car rides but I hoped for the best with the bus. She was all smiles as we took off.
Thirty minutes later I heard the first question, “are we almost there?” and boredom had set in.
Once we got close to our destination things changed. She spotted her first skyscrapers and was mesmerized. I gave her the phone and let her take photos of the buildings she liked.
This caught her attention as well.
When asked if she wanted to live where there were large buildings, the answer came so quickly I was stunned. She didn’t want to live around the same buildings that captured her attention.
We walked around downtown and attended the Home and Garden show. The flower displays had the two girls full attention, even more than the elaborate swing sets.
There was a children’s section that helped them burn off some energy.
This year my son wanted to have his daughter’s birthday party at Chuckie Cheese. We tried explaining to the girls that if they played games they would get tickets which could be used to purchase toys at the end of the night, but this was what both wanted to spend their time (and tokens) on.
Prizes, or better known as cheap trinkets held no interest for them, which made my day.
The bus trip home was a new experience as we rode on an older bus which had no seat belts. My granddaughter loved the freedom this allowed her and i never once heard a question on how soon the bus would get us home.
It still amazes me how such a short geographic difference can bring a big difference in weather. This is what it looked like 100 miles south of my hometown.
And this is what I came home to
I did receive one item in the mail upon returning home…..bamboo toothbrushes I ordered a week ago.
Now I am on the hunt for a metal comb three stores later I had found only plastic ones and may have to order one online.