Male bonding part I: Trucks and diggers

»  mark    21 Sep 2008 @ 14:53    

A few months ago, Olya thought it would be a great idea to go visit a friend of hers in Chicago. Her friend has a daughter a little older than Maya, so we thought Maya would enjoy tagging along. Unfortunately, we happened to mention the idea to Maya after purchasing the airline tickets and she has been pacing back and forth for the past month asking if it was time to fly yet.

But Thursday, the day finally arrived. Elijah and I took the girls to the airport and sent them off without a hitch. Since I couldn’t take 5 days off work, I decided to stay with Elijah Thursday and Friday and then take him to Grandma’s house for the remaining few days. But what to do with him here?

Kipper all day? Nah. I decided we’d try to do things he would enjoy that are hard to do with the baby around. Elijah loves diggers and trucks, so we couldn’t go wrong by visiting the largest man-made excavation in the world, right? Friday morning, we jumped in the car and drove out with our retired neighbor, Bob to the Kennicott Copper Mine in Bingham Canyon. Although it is less than 45 minutes away, I had never been there, and Bob hadn’t visited since his kids were Elijah’s age.

This enormous open-pit copper mine lived up to its billing. Diggers galore.


1 comment

  1. I am jealous you got to go there. When the family went I didnt go and i can see I missed out! I better Elijah was in 7th heaven. It looks like your neighbor was having a good time too!

    ann    24 September 2008 @12:23

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