Sunday, July 6, 2008

Bending the Rules......



We had such a wonderful time with our Grandson Jack this weekend.  We drove to Bend, Or. to see him because we already missed him SO MUCH!  I was so excited to see him.  The wonderful time we had.  Day 1 we drove 7 hours to Bend, we passed 15, yes 15 cops on the way, I am sure because it was 4th of July weekend, so we set the cruise control for 5 over the limit and made it in record time, for me.  I know I could have knocked an hour off of the 398 mile trip if it weren't a holiday weekend.  When we got there, we checked into the fabulous Econo lodge, which had the filthiest carpet we had ever seen,  we actually had housekeeping come vacuum and put a blanket down so Jack could crawl around.  Chrissy invited us over when we got into town and Kevin made all of us Angel hair Pasta with Alfredo sauce which was delicious and we had fresh sliced bananas and strawberries as well.  Then we escaped with Jack and went back to the motel, loaded up the stroller and walked up 3rd St. to the Grocery Outlet where they were selling fireworks, bought a family pack and headed back to cause havoc.  Way to go Grandma and Grandpa, but the wonderful thing is.....Grandma and Grandpa Lynch got to take Jack to his first 4th of July celebration.  He may not remember, but I know his Mommy is diligent with his baby book so someday, he will look at it and realize how much he is loved and that Grandma and Grandpa drove 14 hours round trip just to hang out with him over the weekend.  The next day, Chrissy gave us the "Golden Ticket" to go to the High Desert Museum which is generally $15 a person to get in, and we all got in free! (I encourage her to blog the "Golden Ticket" story!)  We spent around 4 hours there, and could have spent more time, but just before that we took Jack to Lava Butte National Park and climbed up the volcano with him......he wore us out!!  It was great though, in fact such a wonderful day, Jay and I decided to sponsor an overnighter next 4th of July for the HOG Chapter.  This morning, we bought Chrissy, Jack and Kevin breakfast at The Original Pancake House in Bend, they were the best pancakes I have ever had and we will definitely return to have breakfast there again!  Jay and I don't ever want Jack to think we won't be there for him, so we will take every opportunity to go and visit.  Our next available time happens to be his 1st birthday weekend.  Chrissy has some plans set for them, but we plan on riding our motorcycles up just to hand deliver his birthday gift (if the is ok with Kevin and Chrissy).  Even if we only get to see him for a short time, it will be worth it to us.  Thank you Chrissy for allowing us to stay in his life, I love you for that, and until you become a Grandmother someday, you will never truly know how much this means to us, Thank you so much, I don't know how to say how much this means to us... but I can tell you it means the world.

6 comments:

Michele said...

Oh, so glad you had a fun time. I bet Bend is a fun place. Love the photos.

Chrissy and Jack said...

Thank you so much for coming so far to see Jack. It means so much to me that all of you care and love him so much. You are so welcome to see him for his birthday, and it can be longer then just a couple of hours! We would love for you to come to his birthday party and eat cake, and stay awhile!!!!

Mom said...

I'm so happy that all went well and so happy that you drove the truck instead of riding the motorcycles up. Did you realize that it might be a little difficult to transport the little pirate on a motorcycle?

Sianne I Am said...

Sweet Lisa. Thats so awesome that Chrissy is so cool with you coming down to see Jack. Sounds like you had a fun time! Fabulous pics by the way. I love the first one of Jack sleeping, so cute!

madre adoptiva said...

It sounds like it was such a fun trip. You always know how to make the most of your time! Great pictures!

Perry said...

Glad you had a good time with Jack & the family in Bend. See, not so bad here! Though it is quite brown over there. 50 miles west & it is green. Excellent photos I might add. Great conversion to sepia showing off the "old time" west. :-) I have to agree with your sister, you can pack a day!!