R + M^2 Come For A Visit

R + M^2 Come For A Visit

We were so grateful that Buds’ sister and two of her kiddos came to spend part of their February break with us. It was a great time. Mostly because they are easy, delightful guests, but also because Rochester did her part to show off her best sides.

We’ll begin with Mocha shots. She was so thrilled to have three more dog lovers in the house.

Their first full day we headed to the Strong Museum Of Play. We had never been before either and it was fantastic. It will be a regular spot to take visitors.

Besides the beautiful, interactive displays, in the “wonder of books” section, they had bookshelves in each specific area with Monroe county library books you could check out with your library card. Isn’t that brilliant?

Go to the museum. Go home with library books.

One of my favorite series as a kid!!

They had a pinball section on the first floor and a video game section upstairs.

We enjoyed taking our picture on Sesame Street.

There’s a Toy Hall of Fame, and the giant Light Bright was a hit.

In addition to real aquariums, they also gave you the opportunity to color and scan your own aquatic critter to add to the digital aquarium.

Our visit to the Strong ended with a carousel ride.

Carryout dinner from whichever walking distance restaurant you chose led to a filled table, surrounded by people I love.

Buds put in regular work days, but finished up so he could play with us whenever he could.

Showing some of his work.
He did get many opportunities to show off Rosie. 💝

We sprinkled in lots of games and talking in the quiet times at home.

Some of us headed to the Science Museum on another day. It was also a hit although there’s still so much we didn’t see at both museums.

The sand and water table is a hit at any age.
We even got a private puppet show by the visiting mother/daughter team. 💖💖

Our last evening together, Buds found an intriguing new restaurant for the oldest adults to try.

We took the kids to Wegmans so they could choose their individual dinners, then Rebecca, Buds, and I headed to Tapas 177 to meet up with some other friends for drinks and dinner.

Mushroom risotto and the brussel sprouts were the big hits for us.

Our last morning held a long, intensive, ultimately successful Escape game our loved ones had brought with them. It was really well done and really tough!

Then final pictures and hugs and off they drove into the snowy day.

Visits like this are a big part of why we moved. I look forward to many, many more.