My grandparents came to visit last week. My Uncle Rick (who lives in Tucson, AZ) had been traveling on the East Coast doing a college visit with his youngest daughter, and was good enough to fly to Minnesota after he sent his daughter home so that he could do the driving for his parents. Grandpa doesn't drive anymore, and Grandma could drive, but it's just nice to have another driver along, especially one that's younger.
We also went out to lunch to Ruby Tuesday. I decided to just get the cheese fries appetizer. It was a plate of fries with spicy queso cheese sauce on top, topped with shredded cheese and bacon on top of that. It was good, but I probably wouldn't order it again. Or if I did, I would want my fries on a separate plate, because they got too soggy under all that queso cheese sauce. It was still good, though, and fun to try. I only ate half (or less), so everyone got to try them.
|Grandpa and his newest great grandson|
I'm grateful for another fun visit with family. I think it's important to take advantage of opportunities like this, since none of us will be around forever...especially my grandparents, who are in the "sunset" of their lives. With any luck there will be more fun times in the spring; hopefully with my other uncle, Steve, and his wife, Jackie.