Sunday, August 31, 2014
Today our youngest son was in bed -- he works nights.
Our DIL was also going to work.
I called my Spark friend in Maine and asked if I could visit for a while and bring along my Granddaughter. Our eldest grand daughter wants to be an artist as good as my Spark friend CHAIRUL.
Our youngest Granddaughter was doing homework and I asked her if she would like to come with us to Oxford. I asked her sleeping father and he said yes so we went.
Our Nevada Granddaughter has not driven through rural Maine. She has seen interstate driving but the trees do not have canopies over the roads in places as Maine does.
We had a nice drive it takes about 90 minutes each way.
CHAIRUL gave them a lot of her time and I knew she is busy with her wonderful children's books we all love them they are so unusual and imaginative.
The girls and I had a three way day. DIL was busy at work.
DH and oldest son had time to themselves and loved it.
Our youngest son gets up around noon so they were all able to talk till youngest headed to work.
When we got home DH had picked up DIL and by the end of the day everyone was feeling good.
After Dinner we FOUR LADIES went out for ice cream after dark. It had begun to rain. I told our DIL it is raining and it will be back roads and very few lights.
I asked her would she like to drive now since the days are getting shorter.
She drove. I knew she was nervous and it was a very difference experience for her.
In Nevada in Las Vegas the streets are as flat as pancakes but here in Maine besides the trees and the rain, we live in a hilly area. It was a big surprise when the lights crest the hills and they are right in your face. Oh BOY!
SHE DID GREAT and now she has done both drives there and back we will be able to give her some more opportunities to drive in Maine after dark.
She was proud of herself and she was glad I suggested she drive in those circumstances.
Fall is black in the evenings in Maine but winter is white and another challenge awaits her.
It was a good day. Our oldest son and oldest granddaughter have only been over twice to Maine from upstate NY this year. It was good to see them both.
Meanwhile our grandsons mother drove from upstate NY to pick up an on line gamer the same age as GS and they went to his home and she brought them back for a visit before school starts. She has to drive those same many hours to take the boy back.
I am so happy that the grands all got together and socialized right before school.
Now they have things to talk about. Woo Hoo.
Thanks Pat in Maine.