Wednesday, October 11, 2006
we made it back
What a whirlwind of a week-end! A lot of time spent in the car but ultimately it was really worth it. Our relatives in Detroit and Windsor are just awesome. Warm and welcoming and loving. We did a lot of eating. We did a lot of talking. The weather was incredible. The best was definitely seeing the kids spend some time with their cousins.
Our kids did great in the car. Thanks to our portable DVD player and a few new movies. I also got them lap tables and were thus able to draw, write, color and snack more easily.
They loved staying at a hotel the first night. It was the cutest sight seeing them drag their little suitcases across the lobby and into the elevator. In the morning, a little swim in the hotel's pool burnt off some energy before finishing our trek.
In Windsor, we first went to our uncle and aunt's place. They have a huge backyard with apple and pear tress. So the kids went a pickin! Then off to our cousins' place where we stayed for the next 3 nights. Their house is right on St Clair lake. Hundreds of sailboats to see!
In between eating we went for walks, to local parks, sightseeing. On Sunday we crossed the border into Detroit to attend the baptism followed by a big great feast. The food was awesome, the chocolate fountain at the end a real hit with the kids! And everyone danced a lot too. Opa!
It was sad when it was time to leave. Wished they all lived closer. But what great family memories we created.