Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I'm Back!!

WOW!!! What a trip. Lots of things to do in a very short time, but we got it all in. Even got in a place we hadn't planned. As soon as I arrived everyone was hungry so we went to Seaport Village. Neat little place to wander. The little girls even got to ride the carousel. Gracie rode a horse and Lib rode the elephant. Gracie had to try out the elephant and a camel when we stopped. While eating a big bird came right on our table and stole Gracie's hamburger. It was really quick, but it got quite a scolding from G. The trucks drove all around the railing and didn't fall off into the ocean.

Sat. we went to San Juan Capistrano and wandered there for 2 hours. Lots to see and the little girls loved it. Gracie got to play hoops on the grass and even got to dance with the people from Lincoln's era. However, when she found out there were instructions and rules she decided she didn't want to dance. Got back home in time to get ready for the other party in San Diego. The was just M & Me. We had a fabulous dinner and even did some dancing.

Sunday we stayed home and celebrated with the Birthday Girl.

Monday we went to Disneyland all day. Got there about 11:00a.m. and left at 9:30p.m. The little girls had a great time. The big people did too. Gracie got to see her princesses. That was an hour and a half wait, but well worth it to see her with them. Even Libby got to sit with them. We rode the paddle wheel, cars, Buzz Lightyear, It's a Small World, went through the Tiki Hut, and did a lot of walking. I'm getting in practice for Ireland, and I really need to do more walking. We were all absolutely exhausted when we got home. It was such fun.

Then Tuesday it was time for me to fly home. My seat mates were chatters and I loved that part. Made the trip go so fast. The weather was good the whole time.

Now its time to figure out the next trip.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Off to Sunny Southern California

I'm off again!! This time to Sunny Southern California for two parties. I get to go to my granddaughter's' 3rd birthday party and also to a wedding reception for my cousin in San Diego. I get two parties for the price of one this time. We might also go to San Juan Capistrano one day and have plans to take in a day at Disneyland before I come back. I've got my bags all packed. Gma has everyone looking out for her while I'm gone. She said if she called on everyone that offered she'd have to make a long list. She probably gets better looking after when I'm gone than when I'm there. Made sure her vehicles are running and full of gas, but she probably won't go out except to Church and Seniors. One of the Seniors said she & Gma were going out and "tear up the town" , just like the old days. Hmmmm!

I did get back to Hardin for Jen's B'day. That was fun. Interesting ice cream cake. Now I've got three grandchildren that are old enough to walk in the front door of the Cowboy. Wow, I'm aging.

Gma and I had bad head colds for over a week. Mine got better quicker than her's , but she ended up just being weak. No energy. After she started eating real food again, she recuperated much faster. Then when we finally went out to the doc for her regular check up and found out she is healthy, that made her feel lots better. We were out Saturday night with the Tae Kwan Do team, then Sunday for Church, Monday for Seniors dinner, Tuesday for coffee, then Seniors again today. She's better. Time for me to go away for a few days. When I took off after lunch today I got almost to the top of the Meeteetse Rim when I remembered the battery charger for my camera. I had to recharge a battery and it was still plugged in at Gma's, so I turned around and went back for it. I might really need that as I plan to take lots of pics. I always have one battery in the camera and a spare ready to go. Good Grief! I almost left without a spare. That would not have been good. Luckily I hadn't gotten so far I couldn't go back. With the new time I still got here in plenty of daylight. My walk has been shovelled too. Hardin got more snow than Meeteetse. However the roads were dry all the way and no wind. Great travelling weather.