When my mother found out that I was going to be taking a trip to Indiana to see HER best friend, she about went crazy with jealousy. That is, until my dad bought her a ticket to go too! ;-)
Our visits overlapped by a day and a half, so she got some 'one on one' time with Marlene but we still got to see her too.
It was really nice.
Not to mention: she only brought ONE little one with her, which made a bit of quality time with her grandkids a possibility.
The one she brought with her just happened to be a birthday boy. This is Lance, one year from the day he came into this world.