We decided to get up and go to a late breakfast at Dornan’s but we were slowpokes and by the time we got there, they were closing up. Sarah & Elle and Bonnie, Dave & kids wanted to go on another hike so they grabbed some deli food while we took Aidan and Ally and went back into town, ate some lunch and wandered around for awhile. Got the kids each a T-shirt and came back to the house. The others were gone most of the day but Mom, Kathi, Ryan and Abby came out to visit, joined by my cousin Mary and her husband John. The kids love Abby, who’s 20 and gives them lots of attention. She played Mexican Train with them and kept them entertained all afternoon. Mom and Ryan left to attend a bbq at Denise’s cousin’s, then we all met back up later for dinner at Q Roadhouse, which has a huge field outside where the kids could run and play to their hearts’ content. It was a fun night and we enjoyed visiting with everyone while sitting on the deck.
Afterwards, everyone went back to the house while Rich and I ran to the store to pick up some ice cream and brownies. I am lucky to be married to a chef and also lucky that my cousin Mary is a pastry chef in Chicago! She made some delicious caramel sauce and chocolate sauce for our desserts. Yum.
Soon it was time to say our goodbyes, pack up and get ready to leave in the morning. Bonnie and David planned to leave at 4 AM, Sarah and Elle had to get to the airport around 5:30 AM, so they were all up and gone by the time the rest of us rolled out of bed. Goodbye, Jackson! It was a great trip!