And we are baaaack…
Last week on Thursday immediately after David got off work, we hopped in the car for a 3.5 hour drive to Nebraska to my mom’s house for the weekend.
I always get so excited to visit the town I grew up in – it’s small, everything is convenient, it’s landscape is pretty and the lifestyle is relaxing. I took so much about living there for granted for the 18 years I was there and now that I’m gone, there is a lot I miss.
We got there Thursday night and settled in doing nothing more than catching up with each other, running off a toddler and hyper dog’s energy.
Friday morning, we headed to the Scottsbluff National Monument for a hike 1.6 miles each way. It was the absolute perfect weather – 65 degrees with a slight breeze.
We really wanted to test our hiking backpack for Aiden and I think we had a great success. David and I really want to go on hikes all summer now.
Aiden babbled the entire way until the end when we caught him like this:
My grandparents live 30 minutes away in an even smaller town in Nebraska – Bridgeport. We visited them both Friday and Saturday afternoons. David is learning to play golf, so we went to their little 9 hole course both days also. I had the cart driver duty while grandma and great grandma babysat Aiden.
My mom lives on a golf course also, so at night David went to practice chipping and someone also wanted to learn also!
For Easter, we made reservations at my mom’s country club for brunch, so we ate there and they also had an Easter egg hunt and an Easter bunny to visit as well.
Aiden was fairly uninterested in the eggs (as expected), but he loved being free to walk around by himself.
We got back on the road at about 1:00 pm for the trek home and when we got home, we pushed it in high gear to unpack, clean, cook and get ready for another week.
I always get a little nostalgic leaving there, but we’re going back several times this summer! I can’t wait:)
Do you miss your hometown if you have moved away?
What did you do for Easter?
Did your kids like the Easter Bunny and/or Easter egg hunt?