I was so happy to see my Marine grandson, now a Lance Corporal. Haven't seen him since April. Looking forward to seeing him at Christmas. Looking good. He's happy to be a US Marine. He graciously took the time to play cards with his grandmother.
Friday's excursion was a trip to the mall with my daughter and granddaughter to meet her other grandmother. We missed the early morning crowd. Our visit, though not purposely planned, seemed to be sandwiched between the busiest times. I am not a crowd lover so this was perfect for me. Before we left, we enjoyed coffee at Gloria Jean's in the Poughkeepsie Galleria. I recommend it. We returned home to prepare Thursday's leftovers for lunch with my daughter and son-in-law's friends visiting from Albany. That evening I prepared to move to another daughter's in Fishkill so I could be ready for an early start the next morning.
Around six a.m., we piled into the van to travel to the Philadelphia area to participate in the Jamie O'Brien Kindem Memorial Run ( https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/216973548459287/ ) The temperature was 28 degrees. Since I'm used to warmer weather, I wore four layers of clothing. I was happy to be able to participate. I was just a walker pushing one of the strollers (we had my daughter's two little ones with us). We joined Jamie's husband, children and family at McKenzie's Brew House on Swedesford Road in Berwyn PA. The staff was friendly and handled the crowd cordially and expertly. I had hummus with flat breat, actually just two pieces, on the Tappas menu. My son-in-law had what looked like a very generous Bacon Cheeseburger. My daughter told us her fish tacos were delicious Even the children enjoyed the ample servings from their menu. My daughter made a point of stopping to speak with the hostess to tell her how good the food was. If you are in that area of Pennsylvania, you might want to stop in. Of course, we had more traffic probably due to this weekend being a big shopping opportunity coupled with the celebration of Hannukah and Thanksgiving. When we arrived back home in Fishkill NY, we were ready for bed.
On Sunday, I accompanied my Beacon daughter to Worcester MA to bring my second oldest grandson to WPI. The trip of 159 miles took us 6 hours. Unbeknownst to us, there had been a 70 car pileup on the 290, due to early morning icy road conditions. Thankfully, there were no fatalities. As we inched along, we thought it was due to the conflagration of holidays and all the college students returning to school. Thankfully, our GPS put us on the right roads at the right time. Without it, we might have been sitting in even worse traffic. I didn't get an opportunity to see the campus as it was dark by the time we arrived. Maybe another time.
Since I'm a "goer" this weekend was quite enjoyable for me.
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