Yesterday, my step-brother Phil graduated from OSU with honors and a double-major. Mom and Gary made the trip from Texas to see him walk, and turned the drive into Road Trip 2009: they stopped at my grandparents’ in Centerville, spent a few days in Columbus, and arrived here in Toledo yesterday evening.
We got them checked into a nearby hotel, had dinner at Olive Garden, and talked for a while at our house before they headed back to their hotel for the night. I’m not sure what all is on today’s agenda, but I know that lunch at Zoup! will be a starter, probably followed by looking through some old photo albums they brought, and probably taking some photos of our own. Apart from that, I’m not sure what they’ll be up for — walking around the park, or just hanging out for a few hours before Aaron goes to work and we remaining three go to dinner somewhere. We’ll see.
At any rate, it’s nice to see the two of them. It’s been a couple years since I saw Mom, and considerably longer since I last saw Gary. I’m glad they were able to make the trip.