I've Just Been Talking To My Son....

Rolling Downhill - Roly Poly downhill... great fun.
@Darkwing (21588)
August 3, 2007 10:40am CST
... and they're all out on Sunday, visiting an old friend, so we've arranged to have a day out tomorrow if the weather holds. I tried to include my other son's three children, but they've made prior arrangemens, so it will be just the two girls again and my Son and Daughter-In-Law. We have agreed that we'll take a picnic and go up on the Downs, but we haven't chosen a spot yet. Now, wherever we go, I'm sure there's going to be plenty of laughs and antics and noooooooooooo, I'm not rolling down that steep hill any more because it becomes more and more difficult to get back up. ha ha ha I'm going to take my Bernard Cornwell book and find a nice spot... might even try to sneak my lounger into their boot, or the chair part of it anyway! ha ha ha. Naturally, I'll have to be involved with some of the activities, or it wouldn't be so enjoyable, but I would like to take a bit of quiet time, somewhere along the way. Well... I guess I'll be back tomorrow after I return, with a variety of stories... some scenic and some sill moments, which I'd like to share, so I'll see y'all when I get back, if I can still sit!!! ha ha ha Have a great day, and indeed a great weekend, full of contentment and laugher.
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@vinzen (1022)
• India
4 Aug 07
Hi, nice to know that your people are out for the weekend and you are having a nice time and deciding what you are going to be doing too, and i guess wed all be very much here after the weekend even and see you around as well, take care and have a nice time off, and hope your people and kids and everyone has a great and happy weekend too.
@Darkwing (21588)
5 Aug 07
I'm home tonight Vinzen, and hoping to go beachcombing for some black stones tomorrow, which I need for a craft project. :) We had a slight change of plan and younger son couldn't come but we still had a fun time. Brightest Blessings.
@vinzen (1022)
• India
5 Aug 07
Hi, thanks for replying ,its nice to know that you had a change of plans, but any ways hope you have a great weekend.
@Darkwing (21588)
5 Aug 07
I am, thank you, although I was hoping to wander the beach in search of some stones for a project I'm doing, and it's too hot today. phew. I might wait till evening. :)
@weemam (13377)
3 Aug 07
have a great time pal , I loved when my grandchildren were little and we had so much fun , They are all growing up so quick now ,or is it me slowing down lol , our eldest granddaughter will be 18 on Sunday so we will be going there , it is only a mile from our home to where they live , we will be having a laugh too , Take care and have a great time , watch what you roll in lol if you go down the hill xxx
@Darkwing (21588)
5 Aug 07
They do seem to grow up very quickly when you're a grandparent. I don't know where the time was. I didn't roll down any hills because there was a change of plan. :) Brightest Blessings.
@weemam (13377)
5 Aug 07
I hope you had better weather than we did today , it hasn't stopped raining all day but Kayleigh still had a brilliant 18th I got some fab pictures xxx
@Darkwing (21588)
6 Aug 07
It was over 30C, clear blue skies, a little breeze and bright, hot sunshine. Yes, we had a great day here in the sunny south, my friend. I hope it cheers up for you tomorrow. All that rain was getting on my nerves but we've had great weather now for over a week... your turn!
@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
3 Aug 07
So which Bernard Cornwell book are you reading? How can you read, and still do everything else?I hope you have a marvelous time with those grandkids. Our summer break is winding down and there will not be many days left that we can go out and play. I guess weekends are always good, though. If you roll down that hill won't the grandkids roll you back up?
@Darkwing (21588)
3 Aug 07
At the moment, I'm on the first of the Saxon trilogy, the title being The Last Kingdom. Then, when I'm through with that, I'm going to read his Stone Henge. I read the Arthur trilogy first, which is the Warlord Series, then the ones about the Lone Archer, which is the Quest for the Grail series. There are still a number I would like to read but my beliefs tend towards Anglo Saxon, and Norse, so Vikings and Saxons are of great interest to me. Ours go back to school the first week in September but I think you break in June whereas we break in July. Emmmmmmmmm, I think they might find me just a tad to heavy to roll back up the hill. I'd probably come back down and steamroller them on the way. ha ha ha. Brightest Blessings.
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
4 Aug 07
I read the Anglo Saxon ones first, and I am on the Arthur series. We actually ended school in May, and go back Mid August.
@Darkwing (21588)
5 Aug 07
I really like the Arthur Trilogy. You'd do well to read about Thomas of Hookton too. Very good.
@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
4 Aug 07
Hope you have an enjoyable time with your family, Darkwing. Im sure it will be great. Hopefully you will get a bit of reading in. And hope the chair fitted in! hehe. Looking forward to hearing about your adventure. Today we went to junior sport. The kids all played well. It was freezing though. The wind was icy. Not many games left now and the season will be finished. Best wishes to you, Darkwing, and have a great day
@Darkwing (21588)
5 Aug 07
Wow, it's turned a bit cold out there then? We didn't go on the Downs, as the temperature was hovering around the 30s C and there's no shelter up there, so we changed our plans a little. My younger son and his couldn't make it, but we still had good fun. Brightest Blessings.
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@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
5 Aug 07
Im glad you still had a good day. Today has been a bit warmer, we have been outside doing stuff in the yard. best wishes
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
4 Aug 07
this sounds so nice and fun . I wish I had my whole family here so we could do this but it would end up in my yard for we would bar b q and talk drink and enjoy each other. Waiting for the storeis
@Darkwing (21588)
5 Aug 07
That sounds just as good. Well, we didn't go on the Downs... we changed plans. My younger son couldn't be there with his either. We still had fun though! Brightest Blessings.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
5 Aug 07
At least you did enjoy who all came . and I hope you enjoyed where ever you went hugs
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
4 Aug 07
Well I hope you had a lovely Day the weather was lovely here but I do not know what it was like with you Love and Hugs xxxx
@Darkwing (21588)
5 Aug 07
It was too nice Gabs, around 30C and too hot to go on the Downs. We would have been fried! Youngest son and his crew couldn't come in the end, so we went off somewhere else, which was just as enjoyable, even if the views weren't so good. Brightest Blessings, love and hugs. xx
@raydene (9875)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Sounds like alot of fun. Do you have room for me Doll? I wanna come along too!How long is the ride there? What yummies are you making to eat? I think you should roll down one more time! Haver fun Sweets! xoxoxoxoxo
@Darkwing (21588)
5 Aug 07
Sorry, Raydene... it all got changed about. The ride there is only about fifteen minutes from I live, at the closest point, but there are a lot of spots to choose from, so it varies. We ended up going somewhere else, which I'll tell you all about... we still had fun though, and I had to become involved in this week's project when we got back to my son's. lol. Brightest Blessings.xxx
@mummymo (23707)
4 Aug 07
Well right now you should be on the Downs having a wonderful time and I can't wait to hear all about it honey! Hope you get back in one piece with no bumps or broken bones! xxx
@Darkwing (21588)
5 Aug 07
Nope... didn't go up on the Downs in the end. It was too hot and no shelter, so we changed our plans. But, no bumps and bruised, and despite the younger son and his not being able to come, we had a great time. Brightest Blessings, my friend. xxx
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
3 Aug 07
Sorry I'm posting this a bit late...in any event, I hope you had a great time, and it sounds like a wonderful time to picnic..hope the weather is good to you. Are you sure you don't want to roll down that steep hill....just once? LOL Hope you took a lot of pics that you can share with us--have a great time!!
@Darkwing (21588)
5 Aug 07
You weren't late at all, Pye. We only went out today. There was a slight change in the plan though and we didn't go on the Downs, so no hills to roll down! lol. Also, I only managed to get a few pics because the camera batteries weren't properly charged, and ran out. :( Still... it was a fun day, and I mucked in with inventions when I got back to their place. lol. Brightest Blessings.
• Australia
3 Aug 07
I am so jealous! How I wish my children and grandchildren lived closer. While two sons are only a four hour drive away, another is a one and a half day drive in the opposite direction and one would take four days to drive so necessitates a long and costly flight. Another son is in England. Have a great day with your family, and we look forward to hearing of all the antics.
@Darkwing (21588)
5 Aug 07
Awwwww... I am luck then. This one is 10-15 minutes north and the other 20 minutes south, so I don't have your problems. Sorry to hear that, Cloud. I think they should come to you! :) I did have a great day, but not on the Downs. We changed the plan slightly. Brightest Blessings.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
3 Aug 07
How neat. Have a fun time with your children Darkwing. Look foward to reading all about it when you return. Have a nice weekend.!
@Darkwing (21588)
5 Aug 07
There was a slight change of plan, but watch out for the discussion. :) Brightest Blessings.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
3 Aug 07
Have a great day! Family outings are always an adventure and full of funny memorys. Can't wait to hear.
@Darkwing (21588)
3 Aug 07
Oh, I'll try. lol. Not that I have to try too hard, as the girls usually make it for me. Brightest Blessings.