So we are here visiting my folks and I thought it would be good if I could post my new posts along the way, rather than at the end of my trip. So I'll start with Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday we went to Thanksgiving Point and visited the Children's Discovery Garden and it was super fun:
I carted the kids around in this super-duper wagon. Love this picture!
Checking out the lily pond and fish.
The hedge maze - very cool. The kids really liked it. I did once I realized that I couldn't get lost (the dead-ends were very obvious, he.)
The boys and Emmy played and played while waiting for Ben. Wrestling was the sport of choice. But here the boys were playing dead.
The reason we came in the first place: Ben was riding the ULCER. A 111-mile ride. The weather was his friend as well as his foe. Friend: high of 72 that day. Foe: strong head-wind for the last 1/2 of his ride. So he ended up taking much longer and averaging a much lower than desired speed. But good gravy riding against the wind stinks.
But look how good he looks after all that riding. He actually felt really good, he said. Just a little bummed, I think.
Sunday morning - oh what a morning! I rummaged thru my mom's "dress up" box and came up with all sorts of goodies. Too funny.