Monthly Archives: August 2014

Paco Tommy Judy playing Whist – Sun. Aug. 24, 2014

Paco and Tommy introduced whist in Traverse City to their Dad Steve and to grandmother Judy, aka Aba.

Note Tommy has his elbows in the shoebox holder for his cards as he watches Judy deal and Paco shuffle.

Paco and Tommy – Homeward Bound – Tues. Aug. 19, 2014

An Early Morning Departure

Steve came for the boys at 4:45 am this morning. Their flight left at 7 am and he had to turn the rental car in. The boys both rallied easily.

Last night after Chinese food, they had a final swim, then a final game of 3-handed Whist with a dummy. Whoever was the dealer had the dummy. Paco and I both liked this much better … made it more like bridge. Tommy would have preferred the “normal” way. He has learned what trump is from playing Whist on his iPad.

I can’t get over how mature Paco has become. He watches out for Tommy, though they do have their squabbles, and Paco is very helpful with carrying in groceries, or pushing his Mom in her wheelchair. Both Paco and Tommy were a real pleasure to have visit.


Erin Paco Tommy at Toys’rUs – Mon. Aug 18, 2014

The boys planned a busy schedule for their last day here. They wanted to go to Costco because
they said that the nearest Costco to Traverse City was 2 hours away in Grand Rapids. They wanted
to eat lunch there. They ordered pizza, hot dog, and a churro to share. They didn’t find much of
interest in the toy section there, but did get lots of snacks.

So, the next stop was Toys’rUs which Paco wasn’t sure he had ever been to. Erin assured him
that he has been there before. I thought that Erin wanted to get them a small toy to play with
on the plane on the way home tomorrow. But, they chose big boxes, which she FedExed them.

When we got home, they were going to go swimming, but instead are playing with their iPads.
Tommy has a Whist game he is playing. He gets very excited when his Ace takes the opponent’s

Next stop: Chinese Buffet for dinner at their request. Tommy says he loves chicken chow mein.



Erin Tommy Shannon Paco – Sun. Aug 17, 2014

A tired, but happy, foursome arrived home this afternoon.


Paco Rachel Tommy in Shan’s Pool – Sat. Aug. 16, 2014

Looks like a happy trio enjoying the water. Rachel is Cindy’s youngest

daughter. Photo from Cindy. 


Pool Party at Shannon’s – Sat. Aug. 16, 2014

Cindy just sent me this photo. That’s Paco in orange and Tommy directly behind

him with the green vest.