|George, Scott and Zoe at Google Headquarters|
|Some of the iconic statues adorning the courtyard|
Our grandsons, Nick (10) and Tommy (6) were in school this week. The Palo Alto school system is wonderful and they live only blocks from their school. But on the weekend they had a flurry of activities. We all went to a really fun Halloween Party at their Aunt Kyrie's, all in costume. Nick was Merlin and Tommy a Knight. George and Zoe came as Star Trek's Captain Kirk and Lt. Uhura. Scott and I weren't very prepared but managed funny hats to sort of look like Mrs. Santa Claus and Indiana Jones.
On Sunday we took the boys to Great America Amusement Park and we all had a great time, although it made me really appreciate how good the Disney Parks are.
|Tommy carved his pumpkin in the park with his Cub Scout|
As always it was very hard to say good-bye to both families. We sure wish our kids were closer to us, but they've chosen great places to live and flourish.
|Nick rides behind me in a small roller coaster|
|Scott and Nick had a boat to themselves for two trips|
over the Waterfall - Yahoo!
|Tommy loved skippering the radio controlled boats|
|Nick and Grandpa on the Centrifuge|
|Slushies and Snoopy|
|But the big hit was the Foam Pit|
|They both had a fabulous time and got|
totally soaked from head to toe
|That's Nick rising from the foam for a breath|
|We had a lot of fun just watching them play, but we|
weren't tempted to join them.
|Afterwards they rinsed off in a water|
attraction and then the full body dryer
|We finished off the day at Round Table Pizza. Luckily|
there was a video game to play with while we waited.