A Wonderful Time With the Grandkids and Family

We came to Kansas City from Creston Iowa on one of the windiest days I can remember. Moving a big RV can be challenging but the wind can make it much more challenging. Fortunately we didn’t have any problems.

We arrived in time to watch Jolie’s ‘last’ season softball game. It was fun, 7 and 8 year olds playing machine pitched softball. They played well and had fun.

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We did manage to squeeze in a ride on a beautiful day and rode a couple of hundred miles. We rode south down KS 169 to Iola, KS and then east to Ft. Scott, KS. We had lunch and ice cream at the local Dairy Queen…yummy. Ft. Scott National Monument is a civil war memorial with several buildings and historical sites. Unfortunately we arrived at 4:30 and closing time was 5:00, so we didn’t get to see a lot.

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On Friday we met Cal (our 4 year grandson) and his Mom and much of his preschool class at the Louisburg Cider Mill and learned how apple cider is made and did a wagon ride around the farm. Cal loved it.

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Our first weekend started with Cal’s soccer game and included a Halloween Festival in the afternoon. We had a blast watching the kids in costumes play games and collect candy and pick out their pumpkins for carving.

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The Following week, we were invited to have lunch with Jolie at her school. We brought her a Wendy’s kids meal and a frosty and got to meet one of her school friends in the quick 20 minutes we had for lunch. Jolie had Thursday and Friday off school, so we got to spend some extra time with Jessica and the kidsand some of their friends.

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On Friday, one of Jolie’s teachers at school invited her to go horse back riding. She owns a draft horse named Tad. He’s giant, 17-1/2 hands tall. She rode him and trotted around the arena. Cal also got to ride.

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For our last weekend we went to Omaha, NE to the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. I see why trip advisor lists it as the best zoo in the world! This zoo is amazing! Michelle’s Dad and two sisters, a brother-in-law and a niece and nephew joined us.

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All in all we had a fabulous time and really enjoyed visiting Kansas. The weather was great (even got to 80 degrees!), visiting the family was awesome with all the grandkids activities and made us realize how fortunate we are. We left Kansas Tuesday and headed to Arkansas and more scenic rides as we work our way south for the winter.

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