Sunday, December 7, 2008

Visiting Grandpa Kelly

Kelly, Greg and Palmer Hess: three generations of very tall men

We took a road trip to Ely this weekend to visit Greg's dad, Kelly. It was a pretty laid back visit; he had just bought a home and moved in the weekend before and it was too chilly to do much outside with his four wheelers and no snow yet for his snowmobiles. So, we took it easy and played some games (introduced him, and his friends to the Wii), visited the local Christmas craft show, and ate and ate and ate some more. We are fed unbelievably well when we visit. Friday night we were treated to a three course meal at a nice restaurant. Saturday morning Kelly's girlfriend, Mary, made us sausage gravy, biscuits, fried potatoes and scrambled eggs for breakfast. We had deli meat and cheese sandwiches and tortilla chips with jalapeno cream cheese dip for lunch, and for dinner, the most succulent steaks with baked potatoes. That evening they used a funnel cake batter to deep fry Twinkies and Snickers bars for us (which surprisingly, I really enjoyed). Sunday morning Mary made another scrumptious breakfast; this time of French toast and bacon. Seriously, I'm so full I can barely move. I will have to hit the gym super hard this week.

We had a lovely time, and I'm so glad we were able to visit Kelly around Christmas time. Palmer was a bit fussy there and the last half hour of our drive there and back. I think his ears might have been hurting him with the altitude change, and I'm sure he was missing his crib at night because he didn't sleep as well as he normally does. He did love their dog, Felon, and laughed at her often. He seems to be much happier now that we are home. We walked him into his room and he looked around in disbelief. He touched Greg's face, as if making sure it wasn't a dream, and then started laughing and squealing. Silly boy! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, and had a lot of fun, but it's always nice to come home.

1 comment:

Rie Pie said...

@I'm glad that you had a good trip, and even happier that you are back!! A weekend without the Hess family is not ok in my book.