My dad has always been known as Papa. To him, there is no such thing as a Grandpa, only a Papa. He can't hear the difference. So when we visit Titus' grandparents, it's always going to see Grandma and Grandma Power. What's really funny, he calls Grandma Power that too. He thinks it's her name; talk about a mouthful. Granddad Power is "that man." He hasn't quite figured out what to call him yet.
We started our visit off by touring the Great Plains Nature Center. This is a free attraction that houses some very nice "stuffed" animals, along with a few live ones. It also has beautiful nature trails. I am always up for a good hike. The day was rather hot, but we were blessed with a very light mist of rain. I wouldn't even call it rain. It was just enough to cool us down, but didn't get anyone wet.
On our second day we visited the Indian Center. This was very educational for the children, and fascinating to me. I like to think of myself as resourceful, but I'm nothing compared to the Indians. They wasted nothing! Take the buffalo, every part was eaten or used to make things.
They made: Headdresses, saddles, pillows, ropes, fly brushes, whips, moccasins, boots, rattles, clothing, cups, spoons, ladles, and weapons. The list goes on and on. This is so impressive to me!
All of Wichita's attractions are great, but the real purpose in our visit is always to see Grandma & Granddad Power. They are such wonderful people. I hold them in the greatest esteem. They love God with all their hearts and have had years of following in Jesus' footsteps. I pray that someday Titus and I will grow up to be just like them.
I have never lived close to my own grandparents, so I don't have a very deep relationship with them. Grandma and Granddad Power are so close to me that I feel as if I could claim them as my own. I love them so much.
Whiskers is the nice kitty that Ariel and Zech hold like a baby. This cat is amazing and puts up with practically anything!
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