So we did.
We made the drive to the North End and visited a favorite park from T Rex Dad's childhood. The kids loved it. Bebe Sister was especially excited to make a new canine friend - Katie.
Then we headed out on a walk. Before the kids were born, T Rex Dad and I used to take walks in the North End all the time. It was fun to get to do this again. Since our daughter is absolutely enamored by cats or "meows" we went "meow spying". Historically we used to see at least 6-8 cats during one walk. That night, we only saw one. However, we did encounter a lovely elderly woman, Mrs. H, sitting on her porch. T Rex walked up to her and started talking with her so we stopped and had a nice chat for about 20 minutes. Always refreshing to get to visit with someone from the greatest generation. It made up for the lack of "meows" on the walk.
After the walk was concluded, we went for dessert at the West Side Drive In.
Of course, T Rex does not eat ice cream or like sweets, so we ordered him some fries or "crisps" as he calls them. He was kind enough to share with the rest of us. His "dessert" did come with a fortune cookie which he also kindly shared (he will eat fortune cookies). It read, "This world will look a little better with some love given by you." It was not a prophetic fortune. It was retrospective after his encounter with Mrs. H.
Bebe Sister LOVED sharing a banana split with her dad and myself. She's totally fine with sweets or salty.
This was a fun outing. We need to get our of our bubble more often. Plus, it was nice to celebrate being done with my school presentation.
(P.S. No that sporty vehicle in the background is not ours.)