Visiting with friends in Atascadero and Berkeley, California was mainly for my benefit, but I know Aiden had a wonderful time, as well. My friends were impressed by him – “He’s so handsome,” they gushed. John enjoyed having a little boy around and Joe and Sue loved showing him the “Bay Trail.” But for Aiden, the true adventure and place to be was with Uncle Nigel in Oregon.
Together they joked, squirted one another with water guns, fished from a boat (Aiden caught six and put two in the family pond), had coffee and hot chocolate together at Coffee Heaven, dug dirt with a backhoe, and built a fort. Everything a little (and big) boy should do in the summer and crammed into four days! It was magic to watch and I love the memories he made.
Back to reality and soon both Aiden and I are back in school. I am grateful for the safe journey we had and for the friends whose hospitality was so generously given. I am looking forward to taking Rain and Noble on their own road trips someday soon.
Enjoy the photos from our road trip: