Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Special Day

It's March 11th, the anniversary of my Gramma's passing away. Today marks seven years since her departure to heaven. It's been my Mom's and I "thing" to spend the day together in some way, shape, or form. We've done things ranging from Disneyland to just shopping, as long we're together, who cares what we do.

Today, we hit a Walmart SuperCenter, about 25 miles from home. We spent over two hours wondering the huge megacenter and were wishing our local Walmart still had a lot that the Supercenter has, their amazing craft and material section, for one example. From there, we proceeded towards Cabazon. They have a huge outdoor outlet mall and we had just one stop to make, at the Le Creuset pan store where my Mom needed to get some special cleanser and talk about the wear and tear of her pans.

Just up the road from the outlets, and past the casino (no gambling for us today, we had the girls, LOL), we took the girls to see the big dinosaurs. It was the highlight of their day! We stopped off here a couple of years ago when we were with our friends on our way to Palm Springs. Now you have to pay to go into the dinosaurs and there's even a wood fence around the T-Rex. Not as cool looking as it once was...seeing a T-Rex standing so tall out in the middle of the dessert. But the girls still thought it was cool to say the least.
This picture cracks me up. I was so concerned about getting the dinosaurs head in my pictures that I wasn't thinking about smiling. Mom is laughing hard at me for my wanting a picture of the four of us with the dinosaur head, who knows what Rachel was doing, and something in the parking lot was much more interesting than looking at the camera for Hannah.We had a good day together, but it's hard to believe we've been without Gramma for seven years.

1 comment:

Joy Howse said...

Sorry for the loss of your Gramma. Looks like you all had fun. Dale and I were just talking about stopping there one of these days. He drives by there every day. Didn't know it cost now, that is a bummer.