Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A trip back "home"

This weekend I made one last trip to visit my grandparents before summer was over. It never ceases to amaze me how a place I moved away from almost 15 years ago has never stopped feeling like another home. I'm glad my parents have put up with my frequent trips out there and thankful my grandparents are never too busy to invite me and whoever I might drag with me into their home. Of course I grumble a little bit when I pull in the drive and right away my grandpa has me out pulling weeds or power washing the deck, but hey, he lets me drive around on his land cruiser so I'm pretty happy. I'm starting to realize it's just his way of spending time with me. His sarcastic sense of humor never comes out quite as much as when he's making fun of me for being from the city (if you can call the outskirts of Fort Wayne the city) or trying to convince me that RFD TV is the greatest television show on the planet. Now I know where I get it from. Although I suppose my grandma never fails to surprise with a zinger of her own. And baking a pie with my grandma is a way for her to teach me something she thinks is important. Plus it's a time for us to talk about deep things in life or to always remember to taste the peaches so you can add enough sugar. Overall I had a great weekend whether it was my grandpa asking my opinion about how his beans looked ("umm they look great grandpa?") or everyone falling asleep Sunday afternoon while watching the Hallmark channel. I also got the chance to visit with my aunt and uncle, one of my cousins and his wife, and some friends of the family. We all had such a good time, and once again, it definitely has made me miss living in Illinois. Will I move back eventually? I have no clue, even though my grandma is convinced that once I'm done with school I'll move back and get a job with a doctor around there. That doesn't sound like a bad idea, but only time will tell. There must be something special about being there because Matthew and I even get along...I know, shocker. During the combined 8 hours of the trip, we probably had better conversations then we have had in a year. I wish I had some pictures from the weekend to post, but, like always, I completely forgot about my camera. Oops. I'll try to do better next time.

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