When we lived in Michigan, we were close enough (about a 4 hour drive) to make regular visits to see James' grandparents for holidays. It's been 8 years since moving to California and some of our kids had never been to their house before.
So, when we found some inexpensive flights we jumped at the chance to go back for a visit.
Bob and Georgine were excited to show us around. At 89 and 92 they didn't have the energy that our kids do, but with the help of wheelchairs managed an active day at the zoo.
The Grizzly Bears were being fed, which kept everyone entertained for a long time.
And the slide through the otter exhibit was another highlight.
They took us to the Seiberling Nature Realm, close by their house. They stayed in the visitor's center while we went out to hike the trails.
Georgine was very happy she was not around when Brielle found a baby snake.
One of Ethan's highlights of the trip was frog catching. He got this one at the nature center, but also found one in the pond in the Grandparent's porch as well as many along the Sand Run River trail.
They took us out to one of their favorite restaurants for a night out, but also made great meals for us at home. Our kids loved the fancy dinners with candles lit and wanted the candles for every meal.
While we were there we took the kids up to see Lake Erie, wanting to show them how big the Great Lakes are.
And also went to tour Historic Kirtland to see some of the church history sites.
For Grandpa Bob's birthday we spent the day driving around Amish country.
And came back to eat our pie for dessert at home after a huge Amish meal. The slices of pie were huge. Preston asked if it was okay if he wasted some food after he was too full to eat another bite.
Grandpa got to blow out his 2 candles to celebrate is 92nd year.