My mom is quite the adventurer. Several years ago she and my dad to a cruise to Alaska and while there, she rode a zipline through the forest. She loved it and she has been asking my dad to build her one in their back yard ever since. (My dad has so far refused.)
Mom turned 73 in November, so for her birthday, we got her a ziplining excursion at a local nature center. She and her grand-kids went this weekend. It was just the thing to help take the boys’ minds off of their dad for a little while.
Conner played photographer. That’s Gramma on the left and Devin on the right.
I. Do. Not. Do. Heights. I took a lot of ribbing from the boys due to my refusal to go on the excursion. When they got back, they told me I would have been fine… That you don’t notice the height, you just notice the speed… That it isn’t all that high up anyway…
But Grant said: “Yeah, but there’s cactus underneath you…”
Apparently, Grant loved it so much that he practically sprinted to get back in line to go again. Conner took some shaky video of Handsome Hubby and Grant…
I’m so glad that my mom enjoyed her birthday gift, and that they boys got a much needed distraction.
The funeral is tomorrow and Conner has decided he wants to give the eulogy. While they are handling everything remarkably well, I cannot wait to have all of this behind them.