Road trip to Granny, plus GRAND Social No. 130 link party

Road trip to Granny

Most of my weekend was spent in the car. Jim and I headed out early Saturday morning to drive up to the Black Hills of South Dakota to visit his mom — as well as his sister and brother-in-law, who graciously host us during visits. Sunday morning we hopped back into the car for the trip back to Colorado.

It's a long and relatively uneventful (and butt-numbing) trip, but it's always worth it to see Granny, Jim's mom. We last visited her in the nursing home, oh, far longer ago than it should be.

 boomer son and aging mother

That's a photo from our 2010 visit as I'm actually writing this in advance (on Thursday, to be exact... trying to be sure to use the correct tense for all of this). I know we'll roll (or have rolled) into the garage too late Sunday night for me to pull together this post for you. And I definitely wouldn't want to miss out on this week's GRAND Social, hence the pre-posting — and crossed fingers all has indeed been uneventful on the road trip to Granny.

Speaking of the GRAND Social... 

GRAND Social No. 130 link party

Welcome to this week's GRAND Social link party for grandparents! I look forward to your links. Cheers!

grand social link party

How it works:

  • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
  • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to your blog's home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
  • You can add up to three posts, but no duplicates, contests, giveaways, or Etsy sites, please.
  • Adding a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:
<a rel="nofollow" href="/" target="blank"><img src="" alt="Grandma’" width="125" height="125" /></a>
  • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
  • If you're not a blogger, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.