One of our primary motivations for going on this trip was so that Lincoln could meet his great-grandmother, so right after returning from Lille we hopped a train for Grenoble. Lincoln and his great-grandma were very pleased to meet one another. Lincoln especially liked the new cars she had waiting for him.
That afternoon we went to a park to play for a while. The park runs a little train for kids, so Jonathan and Lincoln took a ride.
The next day Jonathan’s uncle, Patrick, took us to the centre ville of Grenoble. We visited the (outside of the) long-time home of Jonathan’s grand parents. Lincoln was doubly tempted into a boulangerie by his old love of stairs and his new love of French bread.
We have had some really bad luck with hats this summer. This is hat #3 and we almost lost it a couple of times in France. At least it only got wet this time.
We visited a few playgrounds and Lincoln played his heart out.
Some family shots. It’s too bad Chantal wasn’t there, or we could have had four generations.
Even though I didn’t get the perfect picture of Lincoln and his great-grandma that I wanted, the trip was a success. The two of them really hit it off. She fed him cakes, gave him toys, and played with him, what’s not to like? We hope we can go back again soon so they can get to know each other even better.