See Grandma, my eyes are really dark blue....not big brown ones like daddy

See Grandma, my eyes are really dark blue....not big brown ones like daddy

Ryan and friend

Ryan and friend
Mommy, Daddy, I'm saying Hi to Grandma?

This one is for you, Grandma!


soccer with determination and no airplane distractions

Friday, August 14, 2009

Trains, planes, automobiles and fish.

Well maybe not in that order, but that is what our day was like today. My grandson spent a couple of days with us and we wanted to take him to a few of our favorite spots.

He loves planes and so we decided after breakfast, to take him to the airport to watch small aircraft take off and land. Then, because of all the road repair he got to see all sorts of equipment utilized in resurfacing, tree trimming and drain cleaning. And, unexpectedly, car carriers, and school buses. He knew the name of each truck and what it did.

We finally arrived at the fish hatchery,where we walked by beds of fish, mostly brown trout and some rainbow. Hugh fish just outside the building where folks could purchase fish food for a quarter and feed through the steel nets.

We drove through Quabbin and he enjoyed seeing the waterfalls. It was about two o'clock when we arrived at Howards for lunch. He was in his glory eating the soft serve chocolate ice cream. It is always good when the temperature reaches the middle 80's. The drive back went by the Lake which was refreshing. For the most part, the trip went through country and scenic roads. Howards always has old cars and motorcycles which he enjoys. Today, it was all the trucks, as he recalled seeing the Monster trucks recently at the speedway in Staten Springs, CT.

While driving through Ware, we got to see some trains. This was the main objective yesterday when we drove to Worcester. There is a toy store in Auburn where we bought ten new airplanes and three more DVD's.

Nathan wanted to get wet, but by the time we got back home, the mosquitoes were out in full swing. Maybe next time. We settled for his new movie all about cars, motorcycles, and much more.

It was a full day and he wanted to stay longer, but his dad was here and we were all tired from all the activity. He had alot to tell daddy, especially about the big fish. The last time I visited that place was twenty-six years ago, and I was amazed at the big blue trout. These were not there today, but the rainbow trout had a beautiful purple stripe on its side.

The wildlife was so beautiful and as well, we saw some unusual birds. This will be a day I'm sure Nate will remember and talk about for a long time to come.

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