Caleb and Aidan thoroughly enjoyed spending time at Grandpa Bernie's. There are animals to observe everywhere... And Caleb was SO excited about going fishing (for the first time). He helped to catch several bluegill and even a small bass! He loved it (more than daddy, but probably not more than mommy). Aidan loved being out there too, and taking a paddleboat ride in the pond (it was just hard to keep him out of the pond). I'm so glad the boys got to spend some time there. It was very special to see Dad and Dorothy enjoying our kids so much. Even in the midst of the craziness of 4 small young'uns!
We hit the road again about 2:00 pm, and everyone napped beautifully until we stopped for dinner. How did we manage to stop at our third fast food place along I-5 that didn't have a playplace, or even a changing table?
However, the last leg (about 1.5 hours) to Canyonville, OR, was pretty trying. The twins cried pretty passionately, and Caleb and Aidan vocalized their discontent at being strapped into their seats for so long as well... But we made it, to a hotel with adjoining rooms. Daddy took Caleb swimming while I put the others down, and then Caleb joined them in the "kids'" room.