Ben doesn’t see his Grandpa Bob often, they talk every other week on the phone but they don’t SEE each other often. I tried to make a point to spend extra time with him while he was here for the wedding too.
I hope that at some point in the not-too-distant future we can spend some more time with Ben’s Gran Ele in Kansas City, MO. She used to live in Buffalo, but moved to KC last winter. Oddly, I think we were more likely to visit her in Buffalo than in KC, somehow being close-ish (9 hour drive or 90 minute plane) from Boulder is harder to get to than 9 hours through Western Mass and NY from Boston. I wonder if it’s because the scenery is so much prettier on I-80 through New England and NY than I-70 through Colorado and Kansas….
Also, you can’t really see it in sepia/black and white, but Ben has his grampa’s mouth. So does his dad. They all match. It’s a bit odd.