We are getting ready to spend a week at Grammy & Grampa's house. This is something we do every summer, although this visit will be short because usually we spend at least 2 weeks. But it gets harder as they get older... The great thing is they still WANT to go! Grammy & Grampa's house is pretty fun! They live in a 300 year old farmhouse ( well, parts are that old, but most is remodeled and added on to) in a small N.E. town. The house is full of antiques and interesting nooks and crannies. There is a badminton net permanently set up in the back yard, a rope swing hanging from the big maple tree, and a professional-quality bocce court! (pronounced bah-chee - ask your Italian friends what it is ) The next door neighbors, which are like extended family, have a built in swimming pool that we are invited to enjoy during our visits. Some other things that my family eagerly look forward to are a visit to the local drive-in movie theater, seafood from the take-out restaurant up the street, and a visit to Aunt Chris & Uncle Dave's cafe for pastry and frozen cappucinos! Dad makes a morning run to Dunkin' Donuts each day, and one child usually accompanies him each time.
Grammy & Grampa's house has a special smell - wood and spice and lavender and cut grass. It has a special place in the hearts of my children, and of course, in mine because it is the place I grew up.