Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Weekend in Ohio

Alex and I made a weekend trip back to Ohio for a friend's wedding. We arrived on Thursday night and left Sunday afternoon. It was a quick trip, but we packed in some quality time with family and friends.

The wedding was in Downtown Dayton, so Alex and I posed by the Wright Brothers statue. The wedding was beautiful, and I enjoyed catching up with long time friends. This was the first wedding that Alex attended. Overall he behaved, but he did say "I do" during the ceremony! (That was the bride's line...)

We made a trip to Aullwood Center and Farm on Saturday. First we stopped at the Center where Alex held the turtle and petted one of the snakes.

We met some friends at the Farm, which has a new building and activities. It is perfect for preschoolers, so the boys had fun playing inside and outside. I missed getting a picture of "Goatzilla" when we visited all of the animals.

When I was packing Wednesday evening, I realized that I had not visited Ohio during the fall in the nine years since we moved out-of-state. I forgot how to pack for fall, but I still ended up being warm enough. We get some fall colors in the Bay Area, but I really enjoyed seeing all of the trees changing in Ohio.

Alex got in some good "grandparent time." He was enthralled with the clock at my parents' house. My paternal grandfather built it when I was little, but it has not worked well in a while. Due some "Alex magic" we did hear it chime during our visit. I immediately recognized the sound from my grandparents' house. It was a great trip!

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