Pick up GS#2 at 8:30 a.m. after buying EVEN MORE water floats at Rite-Aid (buy one get one YEA). Head out to Palm Desert. Try to explain to GS#2 - what 2nd cousin is.... Get to dad's house at Indian Ridge....Open Arms, as she is on phone with younger sister who has recently moved back to the States after living in Vienna Austria for 10 years. My nephews are now in high school and they run to me...ARGHGHH....the hugs almost break the back (the boys are huge) but I so enjoy the embrace. GS#2...stays silent....assesses his relatives...and then He learns how to play cards,,,and some sort of Russian card game similiar to "war"... They teach him, how to shoot water guns, jumps on the floating rafts, cannon balls, fun stuff.... Round them up, head out to Babe's...for great ribs and a late Fathers Day lunch as most of us are actually in one place. Joined by baby sister,,,very surprising...and the chatter, catching up...conversations cover lots of ground. The boys - keep our little guy quite busy and he's loving it. Back to the pool, where I'm taught to drive a golf cart and the boys hang off of it while I have all the rafts in the cart...dad takes pictures....we look like total tourists on vacation. Giant water fights start between all the adults in the pool, the boys duck and cover, then toss the ladies off the floats...GS#2 learns that he likes being thrown by his cousins into the pool...he's such a lightweight, he flys with the greatest of ease. Back to house to cheer on Boston for some and Chicago for others....lots of noise, more board games, pizzas, avocados, asparagus grilled,,,,it's truly a great family time as most of us are together again in one place. Watch Boston lose Hockey Game (booo, hisss),,,round up GS#2 who now refuses to leave with us...load car, DH starts driving,,,before we get to fwy,,,,GS#2 passes out...this was a great day!