After Shauna finished her crossfit session this morning I took Elaine to meet up with her so she could go to Green River and Shauna could do her nails. Then she called for me to pick her up around noon and we went to Don Pedro’s for lunch. I drove our Equinox to the restaurant, but Elaine rode with Shauna on the back of her motorcycle – a big red Harley named Ruby. I think she enjoyed the ride, and I know Shauna enjoyed having her Mom on her bike!
Back to the house in Rock Springs after lunch. Destry and Rachel had taken the kids to a local park in the morning and they were napping in recovery. But soon they were up and active – very active – and keeping all the adults on their toes. We forget just how active three-year-old can be! But there were also some quiet times, such as what is portrayed with Cora and Grandma playing with Grandma’s tablet.
The highlight of the day, however, was our dinner at Sapporo’s, a Japanese-style restaurant where the food is prepared at your table. Those venues are always loud and active, with lots of drama on the part of the chef while preparing the food. Some of the group had never been to one of these before and others had not been for a long time (as in 33 years, when we took the kids to a Benihana in downtown Boston on a visit to New England). Of course it was the first time for the little ones, so we enjoyed watching them experience all the action. I got lots of photos, as did the others.
But what was very special about the occasion is that all four of Elaine’s kids were together for the dinner event. We don’t remember exactly when this last occurred, but it was probably more than ten years ago. We took advantage of the opportunity and took lots of photos.
After dinner Elaine packed for overnight and went to Shauna’s for the night. They are driving to Salt Lake City to pick up Shauna’s daughter Taylor, flying in from Missoula MT, and then the three of them will do some wedding preparation shopping. Elaine went over tonight because they will either drive down tonight and stay in a hotel or will leave around 4:00 tomorrow morning to get there in time to meet Taylor’s flight. It is 180 miles to the Salt Lake City airport, so it is a 3½ hour drive.