Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend

Doug and I took Brett to the Grand Rapids airport this morning.  He had a 12:10 direct flight back to the Baltimore/Washington airport on Southwest.  The drive was quick and the airport was very easy to get in and out of.  We had such a wonderful four days with him and appreciated him making the trip.  I was sad to see him go.

On our way home Doug wanted to stop for lunch in Kalamazoo.  His first choice was the Eccentric Cafe, but that was closed for the holiday.  He found another brewery across the street and we enjoyed some delicious appetizers on their patio.  After lunch we stopped at Lowe's to purchase a replacement shelf for the wood one in the garage.  I was more than happy to get rid of the one we had and Doug found a nice one to fill the spot.  Just as we crossed the Michigan state line, Brett texted to say that his plane landed.  We were amazed at how easy the trip was for him.  He took the train to the airport station and then a quick bus ride to the terminal.  The flight was only one and a half hours.  This was a great trial run in case he moves to D.C. permanently.

Meg, Cal and Cam had a fun day while we were gone.  Meg went to the Memorial Day parade in Milford with Preston.  They were extremely disappointed that the middle school band did not participate, but they did enjoy going.  After that they hung out at Mom's, walking to Subway for lunch and spending time swimming.  Cam slept in and then went golf with Grandma Jane.  He just finished as we got home.  Cal hung out with his friends all day, playing golf, basketball and working out.  We saw him briefly when he came home to change.

Doug spent the afternoon putting together the new shelf and by 5 o'clock we had an organized, cleaned garage which I was more than thrilled about.  We stayed in for dinner and grilled out.  Cam and I got in a game of Pay Day before we ate.  After dinner Doug and I watched "Dead Again."  It was a movie from the 90s that his Mom really liked.  We saw it, but I didn't remember it.  It was very good with a great twist at the end.  This was one of the best Memorial Day weekend's that I could remember.  The only complaint that I had was that it was over.

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