Thursday, June 26, 2008

And We're Off Again

Man, it's great to be retired. You can just take off anytime you want--and we do. We are headed to the other side of the state today. We will stay at my son's in Twinsburg, Ohio. Tomorrow my granddaughter and I will go shopping. Several years ago when I asked what she wanted for her birthday, she said that she would like to spend the day with me, have lunch, and pick out her own present. So, this kind of started a tradition with both her and her brother. Her birthday was in early May but since we were in Florida and she was in Ohio, we couldn't do it then. So tomorrow is the day.

Then tomorrow night, Mr. Snowbird, Grandson Sam and I are heading to Wellington, Ohio for the Barbecue and concert for the Ohio Scottish Games. Erin can't go because she has a softball tournament which starts tomorrow night. She is really bummed. We will also be manning the booth for our friend, Alex Beaton who will be entertaining at the games this weekend. (By the way, if you go to his website and click on gallery, I took many of the pictures appearing in the Scotland tour section. Cool huh?)

On Saturday, Mr. Snowbird and I will head back to the Games to work in the booth all day and to enjoy Alex's singing, Scottish food, pipe bands, some chatting with Clan Montgomery members etc. Neither of the grandkids can go because both have games. We are hoping that Erin's team win all of their games (Championships) so that she will have a game Saturday night. That way, we can at least see one of her games. Unfortunately, we will miss Sam's.

I promise to take some pictures. I'm afraid, though, that many of the pictures will be of thunderstorms!! Ugh, the weather report looks lousy for the weekend. HOT and STORMY. Nothing like being in a tent when a storm arrives and having no place to run to. Let's just hope that the Scottish gods look down on us and protect us--although they sure don't do a very good job of protecting Scotland from lousy weather. Oh well.


Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Ooh, sounds like a fun trip - I hope all goes well! :)

MariBy said...

Hope there are no thunderstorms and that you and Mr. Snowbird have a marvelous time with the grandkids.

Looking forward to seeing your pics and reading your blog about the weekend! :)

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Even with rain,it still sounds like a fun week end.Enjoy yourselves!

Snowbird said...

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Tink *~*~* said...

Isn't it amazing - you think kids will want gawd knows WHAT for a present, and what they really want is your time and attention :D Gotta love it. Have fun!

Tink *~*~*