Sunset on Grayton Beach

Sunset on Grayton Beach
Sunset on Grayton Beach

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Where it started, Indiana visit and Aiden visit....catching up again

We left Bo Wood COE on April 20 and headed to Comlara county park about 10 miles north of Bloomington/ Normal, IL. We checked in about 3 pm and got set up on our pull through site #7. We booked it for 2 weeks so we could visit family and friends and attend our Dr appts. This is our kind of "camping" Nice landscape and room between sites.

 
 
 
 
We can only stay on one site for up to 2 weeks then we have to move to a new site(which we did on Sunday). The plan has been to make this our base for about a month(and it's already been about 3 weeks). Since then we traveled to Indiana to see our SIL's son, Mason, graduate from college and visit with the grandkids. We had a great time and also met up with some our SIL's family too.
 
Our daughter, Sommer, and her family

Todd, Glenda, me and Sommer

Glenda and I with the grandkids

Todd's Aunt and Mom

Todd's cousin, his Mom and kids
 
 
We had a great time visiting and of course, eating. Todd's Aunt and Mom are great cooks and totally out did themselves. The next day we drove to Grand Rapids, MI to watch Mason, Todd's son, graduate with his bachelors degree in sports management. They had a big screen to watch as they crossed the stage so I got a good shot of Mason.
 



Mason and his half sister

Caden mugging for the camera

Brooklyne and Jasmyne

Jasmyne, Brooklyne and Ryleigh

Pizzeria after the graduation 


More pictures being taken
 
We had a great time celebrating his accomplishment and so much fun visiting again. We headed back to our daughters home and left the next day. We are going back with our rig the 17th of May and stay for a couple weeks through Memorial Day weekend.
 
This past weekend we went to see our other daughter, Heather and youngest grandson, Aiden. Heather and her husband, Paul, just put their townhouse on the market and just be fore we got there they said it was sold and they needed to start house hunting. We went with them to see several houses and they liked a couple of them. They planned on doing more looking this week HOWEVER the buyers of their home backed out of the deal so looking at more homes right now is off the table until they get it sold AGAIN. She is very disappointed as we are also but I know it will sell soon. The market in the area is beginning to heat up and I know they will get a new buyer soon. Looking forward to helping them move and have a yard and all the cool things that go with being in a neighborhood. We had a great weekend and even went to their favorite restaurant/winery. Coopers Hawk....    Aiden was so good at the restaurant and is quite the character. He has such a great disposition. Paul and Heather are doing a great job as parents.  
 



Aiden enjoying ice cream

Entrance to Cooper's Hawk

Nice display

Wine tasting area
 
After dinner we took a walk around the outdoor mall where Cooper's Hawk is located and went to a great chocolate shop....Anna Shea's. They make specialty chocolates that are from molds and decorated in very upscale designs. Sorry no photos. 

 
 
The next day we lounged and watched some TV before we headed back home. Aiden is really into a kids show called Bubble Guppies and can not be distracted when watching
 
Bubble Guppies

Hello Aiden? Are you there?

Paul, Heather and Aiden

Grandpa, Grandma and Aiden
 
We had s much fun the last two weekends. So good to be back with family. We took Aiden for walks in his wagon, walked the dogs and just simply hung out.
 
We are spending time with my Dad and brother and I'll have some photos soon. Dad likes Bob Evans, so we've been there a couple times with him and my brother. Glenda and I have hung some pictures in Dad's apartment and I helped him with his DVD player so he could watch some of his DVD's related to WWII. I know there's not much detail in my post but I assure you we are having a great time and it's is good to be back where it all started. At least for a while. Getting that hitch itch again. 


5 comments:

  1. We know that after only being home for twelve days and there is lots we have to do before our next trip but the Hitch-Itch is already setting in.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. Rick and Kathy, Wow, 12 days is fast. We're ready to move to IN on Sunday to see the grandkids again and get some RV work done in Elkhart. Planning a trip to Wisconsin in June.

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  2. I'm so glad you're enjoying your family time! Sounds like your Dad is doing well. The grandkids are adorable! We've just spent a month with Steve's Dad and just got into CA tonight. Now will be with my family for 2 months before heading north. Looking forward to my favorite hikes in the Sierras!

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    1. We are enjoying family time. Dad is remarkable in his resilience. Getting ready to go back to IN on Sunday with our home this time. Visiting and RV work. Wish we were heading north with you. Looking forward to hearing all about Glacier. Have fun and be safe.

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  3. Looks like you're having a great time with family, glad to hear your Dad is doing well. Our son just came to spend the summer with us...set him up in a tent on our site. Enjoy...

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