For months I've been trying to pump myself up enough to take a road trip with Eleanor. She's not been the best car rider in the past, so that had scared me into delaying such an adventure. Some of my fondest memories with Alex & Emma were the road trips we took together... just us girls. We drove to Fort Hood, TX and Fort Sill, OK multiple times to see Drew during his lengthy deployment. I especially love our grand adventure to Arizona to see Casey when he was working on the Babbitt Ranch just south of the Grand Canyon. I know Eleanor is little, but I was really craving such an adventure with her and finally got the nerve to make it happen. I'm so glad I did.
My grandma B suffered from a detached retina in her right eye several months ago and has had several surgeries and lots of not-so-fun recovery going on. She still has no sight in that right eye, but she's feeling better and I really wanted to go see her... so that was the first stop on our girl trip. We packed up and headed out Monday morning. All smiles to start:
Linda found a bag of kid toys for E to play with.