Monday, November 30, 2020

Day 263

The theme of the day was "Back to Home for School." All the kids were on e-learning starting today and ostensibly through Christmas break. We'll see. <RANT>Have I mentioned how destructive all this shutdown business has been?  I can only trust that there will be justice eventually.</RANT> Once we got all the logins figured out, correct software installed, and the schedules understood, we were golden. The kids really seem to get it. I guess we'll see tomorrow how well we actually got it.

Highlight of the day!

Nana reads to Sandy.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Day 262

The boys in Kansas had breakfast at The Chef in Manhattan, KS. And boy did we eat well. Including Bananas Foster Pancakes (which is what Jamie had, of course)! We dropped Sam off at the base and then headed home. It was a straight through drive (mostly) and very windy. We listened to about half of Ready Player Two while on the road (both ways). We planned to have dinner at the I-70 Diner in Limon, except that it isn't in Limon. By the time we figured out it was in Flagler, we had sailed past it. So, dinner at Oscar's Bar and Grille (in Limon) which turned out to be fun anyway. Oscar's, as in Academy Awards. It was thematically decorated. And the food was pretty good, great fries. In the meantime, it was more Christmas decorating at home. All the Kansas photos are here.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Day 261

The boys in Kansas visited the Cosmosphere (Hutchinson, KS). Finally! Jamie's been wanting to get here ever since they got the Freedom 7 capsule (small beginnings in 1962, major upgrades in 2014). The boys spent five hours here today then stopped at Martinelli's Little Italy for dinner in Salina, KS. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Christmas elf-work continues. All the Kansas photos are here.

Wait time for our elves - one week.

Hurricane force winds!

Fina finished her dress.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Day 260

Matt, Jamie, AJ, and David made it to Fort Riley this afternoon to see Sam for the weekend. We had a super dinner at Umi Japanese Steakhouse in Manhattan, KS. In the meantime, back at the ranch, the girls got quite a start on the Christmas decorating.

Been there, done that, got the sweatshirt.

Mesmerized by the Hibachi Master

Almost caught the flying morsel!