Today brought both of those things. We headed down to the cities for the burial of Great Grandma Pat and Aunt Rosemary. These are both on Dad's side of the family.
We weren't sure where we were going so we left early in the morning be sure that if there was any traffic, or we had trouble finding the place, we would be there on time. That plan actually made us an hour early. Since we had the dog with we stopped at a park for her to get a bit of exercise. This park had the longest slide we had ever seen that wasn't a water slide. Spark and Dancer had so much fun sliding down this long slide.
Soon it was time to switch gears and head over to the cemetery. Aunt Rosemary died a couple of years ago and one of her sisters had been keeping her but now the family decided to bury her. Great Grandma Pat passed away in July but because of the cremation the family waited until this fall to bury her. We were unable to attend the funeral so we were thankful there were two different dates.
On the way home we stopped and did a little shopping at stores that we don't have near us and went out for lunch.
It was a bittersweet day.