Patch #262 Grace's doorknob
inspired by this post: http://windthread.typepad.com/windthread/2016/09/a-feeling.html
I especially liked making the tire swing from Labor Day (http://imgoingtotexas.blogspot.com/2016/09/day-of-summer.html), which was always the last day of summer when I was growing up on Long Island. I love that the St Louis grandkids have a play structure that draws in all the kids in the neighborhood ...
At least it seems like that many kids.
And we have a well-established tradition of going to Fritz's frozen custard stand, just us and the grandkids (http://imgoingtotexas.blogspot.com/2016/09/blue.html) ...
although it's always a little bittersweet, knowing that we'll soon be gone again.
We do try to make the 750 mile trip home a little more bearable by visiting new places. This time around we explored a bit of the Ozarks near the Buffalo National River (http://imgoingtotexas.blogspot.com/2016/09/sweet-memories.html), taking scenic Route 7 as drawn by the owner of the Neighbors Mill Restaurant in Harrison, Arkansas ...
Although I would say the road wasn't quite as straight as the map implied, it was well-worth the extra half-hour of drive time.