After Kirtland we drove a few hours to uncle Howard and aunt Emily's house, just over the Michigan state line. Emily served cold cut sandwiches, veggies, and fruits, and it was so nice to have a simple, home cooked meal on the road.
Uncle Jim and aunt Norma came too. These are Sharon's older brothers, 89 and 81 respectively.
Some couples. I met howard and Emily when Sharon passed away, but this was the first time to meet uncle Jim, who was quite the character.
Cousin Doug and his sweet wife Lana came over too, and had their 3 cute grands with them. Their son Ben came for a little bit too, but they left before picture time.
So glad we got to visit them. What a wonderful piece of grandma ray for our girls that never got to meet their grandmother in this life.
Before we left, uncle Howard told the girls to listen to their parents and behave. Have to document those talking to's.
As we left town, we found this road:
Meanwhile back in the SMC, Chris went to our neighborhoods movie night at the pool where they showed Jaws. So fun! The only problem was that it was a chilly night. There will be another one and hopefully nicer weather.
Our first full day of driving was a rousing success.