Grandson went on a trip with my grandmother to show her the world
• The grandson went on a trip with my grandmother to show her the world
When Brad Ryan came home after the next academic year in the veterinary university, he was hoping to just be with the family and get away from the constant intense study. However, in a conversation with his grandmother, telling her about his travels and adventures, he was surprised to learn that she had never seen the ocean or forest, or mountains or prairies - all of what is known as America.
Grandma Joy made this recognition four years ago - and then Brad spontaneously invited her to come along to the mountains. And my grandmother had agreed! All her life she lived in a small village in a private home in Ohio. Raising children, caring for the economy, since her whole life and did not get to explore their homeland. At that time she was already 85 years old, she walked with a cane, but the idea is to go with his grandson across the country came to her liking.
The first thing they went. "When we were in the mountains, the people we met are all very impressive grandmother. And, in fact - not often see the elderly with their grandchildren on such routes. And I do not like the idea that you can live by all forgotten, and one even remember nothing - no adventure, nothing. This is somehow even unethical. Grandmother nothing to talk about his life, and I decided to give it a theme for these stories. "
In the four years Brad has brought his grandmother to 29 national parks of America, which opened for her a completely different landscapes - from the mighty forest with immense trees, to sand dunes, it is endless and noisy ocean from high cliffs to the spectacular canyons. And everywhere grandmother was glad to try something new, try something like that, what had not previously encountered. Despite his very advanced age, she steadfastly, albeit slowly, but still climb up to the tops of the mountains, and in the wilderness, even rolled on purpose with the dunes - just because it was fun to try like this.
"See the world through the eyes of his grandmother, who wakes up every morning and thank God that I was still alive, - that, you know, taught me a lot - admits Brad. - With her I have zamedlivatsya and look at the world differently. "
Now Brad has completed his studies and works in one of the National Zoo, but still continues in his spare time to carry grandma to the sights of America. He also dumped her in the university where he studied, showed what is now taught in veterinary and how it happens. Brad dumped grandmother Joy to the geysers, to the dams, waterfalls and botanical gardens.
"Anyone who thinks that communicate with their grandparents is" not cool ", many do not understand, - says Brad. - I think this is what is missing in our society. They can be so much to learn, so much you can take for yourself from communicating with them. I love my grandmother. "