The St. Louis Trip:
Nana and I decided it was high time the Bumper met her relatives, so we packed up the car and drove 15hrs. To visit my aunt and uncle in St. Louis. This was the first time we had ever travelled such a distance with the Bumper. All did not necessarily go well, on the trip out there. We ran into some late night fog in West Virginia and had to spent the night in the car at a rest stop. I think the only person who slept well was the Bumper, because she was in her car seat!. The next day we stopped off in Columbus OH, to visit some old friends of Nana's. The Bumper fell in love with them, and now she has a new set of surrogate grandparents.! They were so thoughtful! Ruby and her husband Gene, made sure the guest room where the Bumper and I stayed came equipped with kid-friendly storybooks for nighttime reading and they took her to a local playground so she had a change to have some fun. The next day we went to St. Louis and the Bumper met Aunt Jean and Uncle Nathan, but more importantly the Bumper met her cousin PJ. She liked him right away and he took to her as well. I will say however, that what the Bumper liked best at Aunt Jean and Uncle Nathan's was the Trampoline! She stayed on that thing for what seemed like three days straight!.