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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A day with boys...


We stole Diego (right) away for the day for a little road trip.  We went to the coast to visit Bobby (left) who is loving college life.  He was done with classes by 2, so we picked him up and made a tour of some family spots in towns near where he is now in school.

We took them to visit my grandfather's grave.  Most of my family (parents, all other grandparents) are buried in Nebraska.  All passed away before the boys came along.  I hadn't visited my grandfather's grave in years, so I thought we should let them come along so they are aware of the location.  

Then we went to my and Carey's home town and to a favorite sandwich shop for a late  lunch.  In the past, we have occasionally bought sandwiches and packed them home to share with the family, but the boys had never been to the shop before.  

Then we drove the couple of blocks to show them the house I grew up in, and then across town to see the house Carey grew up in.

Then we drove Bobby back to his dorm.  His campus is on the coast, and this view of the bay is right across the street from the dorms. 

Probably not a massively fun day for them, but Bobby hasn't been home yet since school started, so they hadn't seen each other for a few weeks.  And it's always important to impart some family history, and hugely important to make sure they know we love to spend time with them.  And feed them.  :)

6 comments:

  1. I'll bet they loved the day, always good to see someone from home, particularly if food is involved. Where is he going to college?

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    1. He is loving college life, and proudly told of how he is practicing good time management.

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  2. What good looking young men. I completely agree about showing them some family roots. It may not seem too important to them now but how many times have we heard 'if only I had asked'?
    Has he settled in to college life? The views of the sea are amazing.

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    1. Thanks, Catherine. I feel very lucky that they both had a great teacher in middle school (Caitlyn has same teacher this year) who makes a 'family history' report a big part of their curriculum each year.

      Bobby is totally settled in and loving it!

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  3. Awe, what a wonderful experience for them. I'm sure the loved every minute of family history.

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    1. I hope so. Maybe not so much now as looking back on it someday. :)

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