Mom was here for 5 days last week and we had a great time. Not only is she a good Mom, she is also a good friend. It made me realize how much I miss having family nearby.
One of the things we did was take a 4-wheel drive trip out of Sedona, Arizona. Man that was totally wild. The driver showed us a picture of one unlucky group of people who's vehicle wasn't up to the challenge. They flipped over on their back. I bet the towing cost them thousands of dollars and as many embarrasments. I wish I could post the video. The company is Pink Jeep Tours if you want to take a look. Next time she comes, we're going to go to the Grand Canyon. I plan to go to Kartchner Caverns myself sometime soon.
One nice thing we did is talk about Tom, my step-Dad of 25+ years. Despite our differences and most of a lifetime of uneasiness, he was there. He didn't flee the country to avoid child support. He never hit mom. He wasn't an alcoholic. He was there. He's a proud grandfather too. I wonder if he noticed that whenever I introduced him to others, I always introduced him as my Dad. Now when I go home to visit, we get along much better and usually have a lot to talk about. If only Pizza-To-Go would be open when I'm there. It's our favorite. Good stuff.