Last week we traveled to Ohio and Indiana to visit family. The trip was planned and the tickets purchased a few months ago, before we had any idea that Grandma Harris would be ill and in the rehab facility. Because of that, this didn't end up being a super relaxing trip, but it was so good to be there and spend some time with her. Lorien really brightened her day on several occasions.
One very nice thing about traveling east is that Lorien stayed on Colorado time. Therefore, she would stay up and visit with everyone in the evening, go to bed around 9:30 p.m., and sleep until 9 a.m.!
Here are some pictures of our adventures on this trip:
Visiting the cows on Grandpa and Grandma's farm
For the past few years, Josh has been working with a non-profit called From Mists of Time to capture on video interviews with WWII veterans. At my mom's suggestion, he interviewed my Great Uncle Mike, who served in Europe during the war. Here is the whole bunch of us, with Uncle Mike fourth from the right.
What could be more appropriate on a trip to Ohio than making Buckeyes?
Josh may be a Notre Dame fan, but he's gotta admit that OSU has better desserts made in its honor. :)
Tyler on the go-cart
This thing has been around since I was little. It'll rattle your brains a bit, but it's awfully fun to drive.
Josh played barber for my brother Steve, who had an 11 p.m. whim to give himself a mohawk, then buzz his whole head.
We got to visit with my friend Lori and her daughter Elli. Lori and I have been friends since high school. She still lives in Xenia and we try to get together every time I visit there. Because this trip was a little crazy, we ended up visiting while we cleaned the kitchen and ate leftovers for lunch. You know you have a good friend when you find one who accepts and appreciates that kind of hospitality.