BEING SPONTANEOUS WITH GRANDMA

The girls and I went up to visit my mom for a couple days. We were giving Buckey a trial run as he’ll be staying with my parents while we’re on vacation later this summer.

Well, I left my computer charger behind when we left. The moment I told my mom, she said, “Well, I think I need to take a road trip!” And, wouldn’t you know, she jumped in her car and drove down to spend a couple days at our house!

I’ll write more about her first day with us in the monthly round-up, but today, I’m going to write about her final day with us!

This may not require a backstory, but here it is – Growing up, my mom would often grab one of us out of school early and take us shopping or out to eat. She was always hauling the four of us all around town. She even snuck me away for a weekend in the mountains when I was the only kid not away with friends! Her genes are where I get my tendency to act on a whim and where I get my habit of looking for fun everywhere I can. 

Today we were able to have her along for one of our make-it-up-as-we-go days!

We started the day with tea on the porch admiring a thunderstorm that would, in the end, bring cool wind and no actual rain.

The four of us decided to run up to the river real quick to play in the sand and let the girls collect shells. Mind you, I was still in the sweatpants I slept in the night before. I’m not entirely sure I brushed my hair before heading out the door – but, somewhere along the way, my mom mentioned the town, “Potosi.” Well, that town is only an hour and a half from the river we were at! So, naturally, we drove that hour and a half to Potosi.

We visited a couple of antique stores in Potosi, ate lunch, and the girls enjoyed some ice cream just before we decided to go home. On our way out of town, a lady mentioned that Elephant Rocks was only 20 minutes down the road. My mom had never been to Elephant Rocks – so, you know…

My mom still had to drive two hours home after the two hours back to our house but insisted we didn’t rush. The weather threatened storms all day, which meant the day was breezy and cool. Perfect.

My mom has made it home safe and we’re hoping our next spontaneous day isn’t too far away.

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