After the fun at Idlewild, we drove to Grandmother’s (my Aunt Linda) house in West Virginia. We were able to spend a hot, but relaxing day (Tuesday) with her before we drove home on Wednesday. I went shopping at one of the original Gabriel Brothers stores that morning and got some shoes and clothes for the girls and something I won’t mention for me.
After lunch we drove to a mini golf place but it was so BLAZING HOT with no shade in sight, we decided to go to a park. The park was nice and shady with really old play ground equipment. I spent nine (or more) growing up years in this town, but you must believe me when I say I have no recollection of ever being at this park. It’s like it didn’t exist. I know my girls know almost every single park in our town without a doubt! I guess I spent my growing up years in the library instead of the park. I definitely know where all the libraries are!
Anyway, true to form, Abby fell asleep on the way to the park and could not be roused, even after several tries. So she slept in the car (with doors and windows open, parked in the SHADE!) while Grandmother, Billy, Sarah and I played on the ancient equipment.
Sarah even got her WV initiation by going potty in the woods!
The rest of the day was spent in air conditioning: in the book store, at the ice cream store, and watching a movie at the house. It was so good to spend time with my Aunt Linda, even if it was too short.