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Since we live in a small town way out of the larger city of Houston Texas, we drove in to pick up our two grand sons to spend the day with them
while they were visiting their dad.
We had decided to take them to Chucky Cheese as all kids love that place.

Once the boys were loaded in the car, I ask them if they knew where the nearest one was, since they had been there before.
The oldest a 10 year old began to tell me to drive this way then turn here and then turn there.
The youngest a 7 year old, got all excited and said, Grand pa, Grand pa. He then leaned over the seat and stuck a token from
Chucky Cheese in my face and said, "See this picture" it had an impression of what I assumed was Chucky Cheese on it. He said
" when you see this sign, " "you are there".
And he was right, when we seen that sign, we were there.

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Those are special days to spend with your Grandchildren.
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Those are special days to spend with your Grandchildren.
One of the privileges of being a grandparent, you get to spoil your grandkids.

One of the benefits of being a grandparent is, you get to go home without them when they get irritating.
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Our 3-year-old great-granddaughter has learned all the landmarks on the way to all the normal destinations. If you are taking her to school (mother's day out) and you decide to sidetrack to pick up something from a different location she will let you know that you are lost. If she sees a landmark that she recognizes, that is not on the route to the destination you were headed for, she will let you know she found you so you are no longer lost and you can go ahead and pick up the item and then take her to school. She will watch for landmarks on the new route so she can find you again if you get lost at a later date.

At my age, I need all the help I can get because I stay lost most of the time.
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Sandra and I have 11 grand kids and two great grands. This last year, we either had ten of them at our house or we went to visit them at their houses.
We took them camping at the ocean side and bought them school clothes and supplies, kept several of them for 2 weeks and drove from Texas to North
Carolina twice, plus a two week trip to Washington DC by airplane to assist in the moving of one of our daughters and her three kids while she was out of the country
(she works for the State Department).
This next year, we plan a 5 to 6 month trip around the US in our Motor Home, with NO KIDS. Just the TWO of us.

I plan to post our route on the Forum when we figure it out. Just incase some of you guys want to have a cup of coffee as we come through your areas.
Your treats of course.

We met some very nice folks the last time we did this.

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That's funny David. Kids say the darnedest things. 30+ years ago I had a newly painted 73 stepside pickup. It had slotted mags and wide 50 series tires......... lowered of course. I built s sweet looking cab high camper for my weekend photo excursions and took my nephews on a couple trips to the desert. The younger one, about age 7, asked me... "when you die, can I have your truck?" After that, I slept with one eye open.
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Here in England, we don't have Chucky Cheese. Sometimes someone might give you a Stilton cheese and Bottle of Port as gift. No doubt they mean well, but I generally find there is a great deal of cheese left over .........
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One of our daughters was left at Joy's mother's home by a friend. Melissa (our middle daughter) had assured she could guide her "Uncle Timothy" to our house.
She may have been able to do so - if it weren't for the fact that it had gotten very dark in the night. It was a 28- mile drive. Melissa said, "No problem" and off drove Uncle Timothy and her - without a clue of direction. Joy had given Timothy (her younger brother) basic directions and said call with any questions.

They made it out of Roswell and toward Norcross and Melissa said,"Now just look for some pastel houses and turn left"! He did! In about four hours and after they had invested over a dozen quarters in pay phones, they stopped. He got to a sign that said "Lawrenceville City Limits" and again called our home. I said, "pick a place - any place - and describe it and tell me the road you're on and I will meet you and take Melissa!"

Melissa was about 8 or 9 at the time and we've never let her forget those GREAT DIRECTIONS!

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Here in England, we don't have Chucky Cheese. Sometimes someone might give you a Stilton cheese and Bottle of Port as gift. No doubt they mean well, but I generally find there is a great deal of cheese left over .........
I have no intentions to insult your intelligence, but just incase you don't know what a Chucky Cheese is. I will explain. And if you already knew this please bear with me since I am old.

A Chucky cheese is a Pizza Parlor for kids. They have about a hundred different game machines for all ages and they are played with tokens that you purchase there. You take your kids there, receive a stamp on the hand to slow that you had kids when you arrived and this way they make sure you take yours home when you leave.
You purchase a pocket full of tokens and find a centrally located table and sit where your kids can find you, which they will frequently to beg for more tokens. You go ahead and order a couple of pizzas and drinks, and force the kids to stop long enough to eat and drink, to be sure they have sufficient strength to run to play more games.
In about an hour, they will all be back at the table with fist full of paper tickets they have won for spending your tokens in the machines ( absolutely no skills involved). Then they run the tickets through this shredder machine and it gives them a slip showing how many tokens they have won. Then they take this slip to the front desk to cash it in for crappie little toys. ( A small plastic spinning top cost about a million tokens).
Then you head for the exit where you will be checked to be sure you don't attempt to leave any kids there, then you drive back home as the kids all scream because their crappie little toys have broken. Usually, one of the kids will find a lonely lost token in his or her pocket and cry all the way home because you refuse to take them back to use it.
I hope this clears it up for you Roger.


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That sums it up pretty good.

Always wondered if you got bonus tokens for leaving with more kids than you arrived with.
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