Monday, April 5, 2010

Visiting Grandpa Joe and Grandma Gayle

Spring Break, and some bargain online shopping, allowed us the opportunity to go visit hubby's grandparents. We headed out Tuesday morning on a flight to San Francisco. Hubby's paternal grandpa lives in Santa Rosa, California with his lovely wife Gayle. Grandpa Joe and Grandma Gayle stay in a delightful retirement community and we always know to get dressed up if we've accepted an invitation to dine with them.

The kids were VERY well behaved, especially considering they traveled from 7 am till 5 pm in order to see their grandparents. The big guy let out some of his energy at dinner time by politely walking back and forth to the doorway and back. A few times his feet were tempted into a run, but he reminded himself of his surroundings.
(I guess Spunky Girl's plate on her head isn't a shining example of what to do in a nice dining hall, but I was still super-pleased with their overall behavior.) A little ice cream after dinner never hurt anyone!

Grandpa Joe and Grandma Gayle had a surprise box for the kids with lots of little easter gifts and books for the children. Those are always appreciated and come in handy on a trip! We returned to Santa Rosa the next morning to dine for breakfast and afterwards took a tour of the community grounds. They have lovely landscaping!

We're so pleased that we were able to visit Grandpa Joe and Grandma Gayle. I hope another opportunity presents itself soon!

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