Monday, April 23, 2012

Short Travel Day - The Grandkids!

(Scott AFB, IL) Hi 63  Lo 37 - We took our time getting motivated this morning. We only had a 75-mile trip across the Mississippi River to Scott AFB, IL. Once we finally got on the road around 11am we had a smooth trip through downtown St. Louis on I-64. We did have a couple of slowdowns due to construction, but nothing major.

We got set up at the Scott AFB Famcamp and relaxed for a little while. Then we went to O'Fallon, about eight miles from the base, to see our son Frank, wife Angie, and the two grandboys Kyle and Kendall. It was great to see them all again, and goodness the boys growing up! It's hard to believe Kyle is 13 (a teenager...yikes!). After sitting for awhile and catching up on all the family doings, we went with Frank and Kyle to watch Kendall's basketball practice. Angie couldn't come with us, she had another commitment for the evening. It was a pleasant couple of hours as we sat and talked, and watched Kendall go through some neat basketball drills. He's quite a player, and we were so proud watching him! We're looking forward to seeing some of his games while we're here.

After practice we treated the boys to ice cream at the local Dairy Queen, then dropped them all off at home and returned to the base. We consider this area one of our two "homes" (Raleigh, NC being the other one). After all, we spent 12 years here during Jim's Air Force career, and it's where the boys grew up. So it's good to be home, and we're looking forward to some great fun with the family.


Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Welcome home. A few weeks ago we were there and you were here. Having a great time here at Camp Tempesta.
See you soon

Speedy said...

We are back at the Lake and get to see the GKs here.

Jill said...

In June my husband and I will be taking his father (retired Air Force) to see the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. He has never been there and we think he will love it. Very interesting place to tour, if you ever go there. Leave plenty of time, it's huge.

Bob and Jo said...

A 75 mile day sounds good to us