Blue Zones Spring Break
RJ and Gwen are spending Spring Break with Grammy and Papa. Grandchildren are Blue Zones for us. Also a challenge: can we tire them out as quickly as they tire us out?
Three days into Spring Break, they have hit many highlights. They have enjoyed the Phelps Youth Pavillion at the Arts Center and the Imaginarium (Children’s Science Center) at the Grout Museum. RJ saw a very good “Illusionist” at the Waterloo Rec Center. Papa could not figure out the stunts either.
RJ and Gwen both drink milk at every meal. They want to grow strong bones.
Today they and Grammy watched Papa sing in the church choir. After “second breakfast”, we all set up RJ’s Thomas the Train set he had brought from home. Gwen helped by repeatedly setting off the noismaker in the crossing guard.
This afternoon RJ attended a Waterloo Blackhawks hockey game with his Uncle Alex. He liked being close to the ice.
It is barely dark outside and they have crashed. We are about to too. Nearly a week of Blue Zones left.
Jay Ginther, MD