August 26, 2013 5 Comments
August is always a busy month for me and this year even more so! Ed and I took our grandsons, age ten and four, to Newport for a few days. We arrived at the tide pools below Yaquina Head Lighthouse at the right time, and had awesome weather.
There were sea stars, anemones, mussels, and so much marine life to observe at every step that it entertained us for a whole hour.
And there were rocks to climb! The ten year old was on top of the rocks in a blink, and the four year old scrambled right up behind him. Ed followed as well, as that’s what he does and only when on top did he realize – he’d have to get down. This was a challenge.
A few days later, their mom brought the boys out to our weekend place and as always, Ed asked the four year old if he wanted a flight with Grandpa in the airplane. For the first time, the answer was – yes! Really? There’s barely room for mom and son to sit in the front seat of the 1946 Piper Cub – and be strapped in.
We all expected a quick meltdown but: