“Love of Family”


We just returned from a five day vacation with three generations together for fun and work(the middle generation.) A few squabbles, a few melt downs, a few low blood sugar moments, but lots and lots of fun. In the photo my husband and I pose for a picture taken by my daughter for her Instagram account. In it she thanked us for the two days we toured with the kids while she worked. I don’t post pictures of the kids, but rest assured that they truly enjoyed grandparent time, especially our tour of the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

As I walked up to the first exhibit in the Space Center with my eleven year old granddaughter, I recalled my first encounter with the space program. I was eleven, standing in rural New York with my grandfather waiting to watch the first satellite cross over the night sky. I realized I had seen the expansion of our exploration in outer space for most of my life. The Center even had a prototype of a Mars Explorer designed for the future. The search goes on!

For you Harry Potter fans, I did get converted after reading the whole series in preparation for the trip. I was amply rewarded by immersing myself in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Studios theme park. We walked through the wall at platform 9 and 3/4, rode the Hogwarts Express, drank butter beer, waved our wands to animate objects, rode through Hogwarts with Harry and parted with great sums of money at Diagon Alley. It’s a good thing that we had saved our money for this trip because we needed all of it!

I am glad to be back home and look forward to catching up with a week’s worth of posts from my friends here. March will feature posts on that oft recommended duo “Diet and Exercise.” Fun awaits.

32 thoughts on ““Love of Family”

  1. Ah, what a vacation! I’m glad we were able to convert you with our wizarding ways. The books are amazing! Harry gets annoying partway through, but amazing nonetheless 😆

    I have always wondered how people feel comfortable/safe posting pictures of their kids and grandkids on the internet! Is your daughter’s IG page public! Would love to follow and see what she’s up to. 🙃


      1. Hahahaha! Is that so? I’ll remember that if I ever have any boy protagonists 😆

        I agree, although sometimes innocent posting can be misconstrued. When it comes to kids though, I think they deserve their own privacy. Let them choose to plaster their face all over the internet later on.


        1. I’m sure there’s a small number of them that like it and enjoy it, but I imagine most of them absolutely hate it. I don’t know why anyone would want to put their kid through that. What a waste of time. They could be learning far more valuable skills than putting on makeup.


        2. Oh, don’t get me started on that one. I’ve had so many discussions with my friends about that. With women enduring all we have on a daily basis, how do we then dress up a child that way and think it’s cute?? I don’t understand it!


        3. I’m sure it did. Kids should be kids. The funny and not so funny thing is that when those same little girls turn 14 and don’t want to cover up, that’s when parents suddenly see an issue.


  2. That sounds as if you had a memorable trip, Elizabeth.
    I have never read a Harry Potter book, nor seen the films. I just couldn’t get excited about school boys and wizards. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.


  3. What is a family get-together without at least a little friction? Great shot of you and your husband, looks like you’re happy and held up well. Glad to hear you all had so much fun!


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