If you haven't tried Skype, you should check it out! We not only get free calls to Granddad in Louisiana but we also get to SEE him while we talk! And the best part...it's all FREE! The software is free, the call is free, and you can even use a camcorder that you already have so you don't have to go but one. However, we do have a Logitech color camera that clips on the top of our computer monitor. It is the coolest camera. It has a built in microphone and has a really clear picture.
Yesterday we got a call from Granddad on Skype. I was on the computer at the time and answered the call. Nicholas quickly heard Granddad's voice and came running. Then Stuart wandered into the office too. Then Rachel woke up from her nap and I brought her to the office with us. Our whole family sat around our office and talked with Granddad. We could see him and he could see all of us. It was just like being back in Baton Rouge. Hmmm, if only we could get the rest of the Louisiana family to get on Skype then maybe we wouldn't have to make that long drive again... :)