We had a wonderful couple of days. Yesterday we started out by taking some Krispie Kremes to the forest preserve. Yumm...they got Grandma a raspberry filled one. Tyler was acting so grownup...he had a coffee frappacino...Grandma lets them get away with things that Mom and Dad wouldn't.
We visited the nature center and watched the honey bees go in and out doing their "bee thing."We looked at all the displays. the preschool class came in with their butterfly nets and plastic bags. It was "bugday" and they all had a J. bettle and an earwig or two. I guess these bugs are good for something. The kids were so proud and showed us their treasures. Next we went to a restored farm. All the displays were from the beginning of our town. We thought that there would be farm animals, but this wasn't the case. Collin, who loves animals, was a bit disappointed.
We crossed the highway and visited a kids center. They challenged me to a mini golf game. It was really hot, as it was in the direct sun. We whizzed through the game and didn't keep score. I know I didn't win. Tyler had 3 holes in one.
We drove to the airport and had lunch at the Command Post. An original building from WWII days when it was part of Camp Grant. It is a tiny restaurant with home cooked food. There was memorabilia all over the place. All the wars. We loved this place....so much history there. Fun to see the interests of your grandchildren as they grow older, and try to answer their questions.The lunch was great...we didn't finish it. I wonder why?
Back in the car....down the road and stopped at a place that we had been by several times and never stopped. A Greek man and his wife have an outdoor museum of sorts. It is full of religious statues carved from trees. Many scenes from Jesus life were carved out of trees. The artist's name is Kapota and this has been a passion with him. A small Church is there, that h e built. Everything out of wood. It has taken him years. You park your car and for a small donation, you can do a do it yourself walking tour. The kids were fascinated. We sat in the little Church on hand carved pews and looked at all the carvings, stained glass windows, altar etc. It was the only cool spot on our adventure.
We left there and started the long trip home. Kids and Grandma were tired. I asked what their favorite part of the two days was...they said the trip home. There were detours in a couple of places...they helped me drive...showing me what they thought were shortcuts....LOL. They loved sending me into parking lots...."Grandma do a Uwee (U turn)...laughing till their sides ached. We finally made it to their house. I came back home an old and trusted way. Grandma do a Uwee Why I never!