Even though before it happens spring break theoretically has all the time in the world to relax, do projects, and get stuff done, I didn't get any of the photos up that I wanted to. Until now. Because, as one of my dad's favorite quotes says, "Work fascinates me. I could sit and stare at it for hours." Now that I'm back at Union again, the college in the west, slinga da ink and pusha da pen alo-o-o-ng, I have more important things to do, so naturally posting photos takes priority. Not to say that I haven't already done my fair share of homework since I've been back. I got back last night at five, edited an article, and since then I read a 350-page book that I regretfully neglected for the two weeks I had to read it. Anyway, for the first few days of break we spent some time near Oklahoma City with my grandparents. We had a wonderful time with them and it went by way too quickly. They took us down to Bricktown where we walked along the river and looked at all the new statues in a monument to the Oklahoma Land Run. We enjoyed the beautiful weather and then ate a delicious lunch at Spaghetti Warehouse nearby.
This pioneer lady was nice enough to let Logan sit on her lap as her giant brass wagon bounced along. The statues are massive and seem to be about one and a half times actual size. Huge horses, covered wagons, and oversized prairie hares appear to fly across the gravel with no fences or rails to keep visitors at a distance.
All too soon it was time to go home, but we immensely enjoyed the rest of our break at home. We are so fortunate to have grandparents so near by (but still far enough away to make every visit special) and we can't wait to see them again in May in time for Logan's graduation!