Saturday, July 12, 2014

Day Three With Grandkids

Yes, I did say that there could be something better to eat than pizza and Hazel Hill chocolates.  That would be The Cheese Cake Factory! 

But first…

CARLY from Linda Hanney on Vimeo.

Sky Zone in Kansas City is a great place to burn off energy.   The whole place is trampolines.  You can bounce up and dunk a basketball, jump playing dodge ball and flip into a bin of sponge. 

I did not bounce, although enjoyed watching a lot.  Just watching worked up my appetite for lunch at the Cheese Cake Factory.  You can imagine how hungry those kids were.

I did not take a picture of my piece of Raspberry Fudge Cheese Cake.  It was a work of art but I guess all I could think about was eating it. 

After lunch, the kids graciously allowed Kim and I to take a quick tour around Crate & Barrel.  Then home.

On our last day, we visited Moon Marble Company.  We watched a marble being made—which is always interesting.  When we first visited in 2006, we saw Bruce Breslow, the founder and owner make a marble.  Although he didn’t demonstrate, he was there today.   He has an interesting story.  If you have time, follow this link that I wrote on our first visit.

After Moon Marble, we took Adam to his music lesson and then back to Kim’s.  Trent and Carly went to their other grandparents for the remainder of their visit.  It was so much fun to not only spend time with the grandkids, but also Kim.

Now, back to gardening and catching up.   

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Fun with all five grandkids

Doug and Drue returned to Monument on Sunday morning.  Trent and Carly stayed here.  Their home base is with Kim, Marc, Aaron, Adam and Evan until it is time for them to visit their other grandparents.  On Sunday evening, they sat down and planned their time for these few days.  They did a good job.

Monday, we headed west to Manhattan to visit the Flint Hills Discovery Center.  It is in the background of this picture. 


I’ve heard good things about this facility and it is all true.  We were there for a couple hours and could have spent more time.  The educational film was excellent.  When there was prairie wind, we felt wind.  When there was rain, we felt the vibration of the thunder and when there was fire, we smelled smoke. 

There were interactive experiences, including these 3 dimensional puzzles of early life in the Flint Hills.


Even the grounds were interesting and well maintained with wildflowers and a running stream. 

After the tour, we ate pizza and desert at Hazel Hill Chocolates in downtown Manhattan.

Can that menu get any better?  Yes it can.  Wait until I tell you about our day today.  I will do that tomorrow as I am waiting for the little movie to be completed. 

Sunday, July 06, 2014

July 4th is in the books

Great three days.  Click here or on the picture for the link.  So that it will play on Apple, I am not embedding.  Just go to the web page and click on “slideshow” in the upper right hand corner.   These are my favorite people.  Enjoy!