Berlin, OH - Events of Friday, May 6 to Monday, May 9, 2016
After hanging around the RV park last Thursday, we headed to North Canton on Friday to pick up a few things we needed from Sam's Club. The Sam's Club in North Canton is right next door to Smoke the Burger Joint, and we just happen to have gotten an email coupon from them for $5 off. Stopping in for a late lunch after we finished our shopping at Sam's was a no-brainer.
Smoke specializes in smoked burgers and dogs. We both had a build-your-own burger. Margery had blue cheese on hers, and Paul had American. We split an order of their hand-cut, twice-cooked fries. Everything was delish!
We did our usual cleaning chores around the 5th wheel on Saturday. Margery also did some cooking in preparation for going to Lora and J. Michael's for Mother's Day. We headed there around noon on Sunday.
We had fun playing with Lydia as soon as she got up from her nap.
J. Michael's mom came over for dinner, and we all had some of the delicious beef brisket J. Michael had smoked. Since it was Mother's Day, we didn't want to have to rush to leave and make the two-hour drive back to Ohio, so we planned to stay overnight. That gave us the opportunity to go outside after dinner to watch Lydia ride in her Barbie Jeep.
As soon as we got outside, we stopped fop a "mommy-daughter" photo with Margery and Lora.
We tried to get Lydia in the photo, but J. Michael had already gotten the Jeep out so she was way too interested in that to be bothered with being included in the photo with Mom and Grammy.
She's still a little small for the Jeep so she has trouble reaching the pedals, and she hasn't quite gotten the hang of steering. Therefore, someone has to follow along behind and push the gas pedal with a cane and make periodic steering corrections. The good news is their backyard is big so there is little chance of Lydia hitting anything. The bad news is their backyard is big so the person following behind, who almost has to run to keep up with the Jeep, gets worn out very quickly. Fortunately, the person following behind is the one controlling the gas pedal, so they can stop and rest if they want.
Lydia eventually decided she was done with the Jeep, so she abandoned it and headed for the swing leaving Lora and J. Michael to bring the now empty Jeep up from the lower part of the yard.
Of course, Lydia also got to do her favorite thing on the swing - have it twisted up so she could spin 'round and 'round.
It was getting close to Lydia's bed time, so we went inside so she could get ready. After she got her jammies on, there was still time for a little more play. Paul started tickling Lydia's belly. As he did, Lydia would back up and eventually get out of his reach. She would then walk back over to him, stick her belly out and say, "More, more!" Lydia was having great fun, but we had to stop to give her time to settle down for bed.
The next day, we went to lunch with Paul's step mom at Bella Frutteto in the North Hills. J. Michael was at work, but Lora and Lydia joined us. Afterward, we dropped Paul's step mom off at her place, drove back to Lora and J. Michael's house, said our good-byes and headed back to Ohio.