The apartment is very quiet now except for the clicking of keys on keyboards and the constant coughing of the adults still getting over colds. The grandchildren are all away at school. That’s good news because it means they were all well enough to go. They have a half day today, so the quiet will not last for long.
I’ve been looking through my pictures and they aren’t very exciting. Then I reminded myself that we didn’t come to take impressive pictures of foreign sites. We came to spend time with our grandchildren, and we are getting to do that. Yesterday I played a game of Risk with one of the boys. In the evening Grandma played Uno with several of them.
As the kids were going off to school this morning, we discovered that they will be off tomorrow for the beginning of a six-week break. We weren’t aware of that when we scheduled our time here, but it is going to work out perfect. We thought we’d only see the grandkids in the morning and evening, and that won’t be the case. I don’t know what we’ll plan, but I know the goal will be to spend as much time together as we can.
We may yet come up with some interesting pictures. One of the things I know I’m looking forward to is helping one grandson learn how to use a very nice camera he was given a year ago.
The third picture below is of something we call the tunnel of death. It is a short tunnel under the railroad tracks and only wide enough for one car at a time with just enough room for a person to walk through as well. Imagine walking through it at night with the only light coming from the headlights of the cars speeding by. Our son assures me that the drivers do not want to hit anyone. That is important since it appears to be the most important governing principle to all of traffic.