My in laws, Arnold and Diana, were just int town for two weeks. The entire time I had the theme to the PBS show The Victory Garden in my head. I used to love that show on Saturday nights while finishing off folding the 7th basket of clothes, just before watching Star Trek: The Next Generation and eating frozen pizza.
Back to the visit; we had a great time. We went out to dinner, we went to the Folk Art Museum in Mountain View, we went to a Halloween party all dressed up, and they got to watch my rock band play. I got to make them some bread, we canned a bunch of salsa and froze a bunch of spaghetti sauce. The more I hang out with them, the less I think how similar they are to my parents, but the more I think they’re really similar to Ty and myself. Maybe this is the anti-mid life crisis: not that you’re becoming your parents, but you’re becoming the type of person you would enjoy hanging out with…and for Ty, that his parents have raised they type of person they want to hang out with.
We played board games, watched movies, went to museums, and the entire time, Ty and I went to our regular jobs during the week. During the day, they would drive around and see the sights, water my garden, pick my garden, check out the RV parks, go grocery shopping, or just curl up with a good book. Seriously, you couldn’t pay money to have visitors like this.
Before they showed up, I took some video of my garden. If you want to know what my garden looked like in Mid-October, here it it is:
I’ll post some pictures from the trip later.